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Re: Theos-World Three Reasons to prefer Algeo over Burnier

May 01, 2008 04:23 AM
by MKR

Internet is leap in technology, like what TV, printing etc did. If you want
porno, you can go and buy books and
magazines. If you want theosophical material, you can buy books and
magazines. So that is not the issue.

Even in the western countries, Internet is not yet fully
used for theosophy. It has to
be used for two/multi-way communication with other theosophists.

Have you noticed that
even in the USA, we have never seen anyone in the theosophical
leadership coming on the maillist
and discussing. Why have they boycotted it? Do they want to deal with only
medium they can control.

By the way several years ago, the TS in US tried a moderated (censored)
maillist and it miserably failed, because freedom to talk is basic to these


On 5/1/08, Raquel Rodríguez <> wrote:
>  I totaly agree with you John
> Whithout Internet I would be out of touch with Theosophical knowelege.
> That would be really a loos to me.
> ¿Are they porno pages on internet?. I have never seen one.
> This is a fantastic tool for worldwide comunication. Every think that is
> here it is everywhere in human mind. Every one can chose what with to tune
> their own minds.
> Best regards
> Raquel
> <> escribió:
> All,
> Hmmmm, COMMUNICATION is the primary, most fundamental purpose of the
> Absolute and the Creation which came into existance to facilitate that
> PURPOSE and GOAL. The Internet is representative of the EXPANSION of
> COMMUNICATION of MANKIND! Any Suppression of occurance of a more IDEAL
> COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT could be viewed in a most negative light.The Ideal
> of Freedom is benched upon Free Expression and Communication.
> Regards,
> John
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: "Govert Schuller" < <>>
> Dear MKR,
> Just for the record and to dispel some of your hunches.
> Chris doesn't live or work at Olcott. He is in his last months of being on
> the TSA Board, having served the maximum 2 terms. I'm sure he'll be back.
> I encouraged him to start this new blog after the relative succes of his
> first one "Theosphist: Blogs from the Path" at
> Parameters are still being worked out.
> The underlying motivation comes from a certain exposure to modern
> organizational theory and practice and the realization that the TS could
> potentialy benefit from studying and applying the new ideas and practices
> that have been developed.
> It is a great experiment to facilitate FTS to participate in a reflection
> on
> the TS's own institutional structure, which means its policy-making
> process,
> its organizational culture, its governance model and concrete policy
> proposals.
> He is therefore taking a certain risk and should be recommended for that
> and
> his actions should not be interpreted with a priori suspicions as you do.
> Time and experience will tell, not projections based on past experiences
> and
> frustration.
> Govert
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "MKR" < <>>
> To: < <>>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:44 PM
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Three Reasons to prefer Algeo over Burnier
> > Govert:
> >
> > There are some built-in problems with a site moderated by Chris.
> >
> > He is an officer of TSA and probably he works there as an employee as
> > well(someone with info can clarify this).
> >
> > So there is going to be a lot of subtle direct and indirect pressure put
> on
> > him to moderate on posts which may not be in line with official policy
> or
> > official political interests. We will never know because moderation
> > (censoring) takes place prior to postings.
> >
> > Also we have not seen anyone from the organization or closely associated
> > with it, participating in this or other independent forums. Even we have
> > not seen Chris even though he has been around Olcott for some years. Why
> are
> > they shy or is there an unwritten boycott? (Any clairvoyants, who can
> > help!!!!)
> >
> > So if anyone wants to read unvarnished opinions and critical
> information,
> > this maillist is the place.
> >
> > Also timing of the opening of the forum makes me wonder if the
> > organizational leaders subtly encouraged him to open the forum so that
> info
> > favorable to the organizational leaders or their policies have a place
> to
> > display them to Internet users. This is especially so because of the
> > continued silence of the Algeo nominators which includes the President
> of
> > TSA, even after the Radha's doctors' certificates were sent to them.
> >
> >
> > mkr
> > ---------------
> > Govert W. Schuller wrote:
> >
> > P.S.:
> >
> > To Ramadoss 4/28: The forum started by Chris Richardson is
> semi-moderated.
> > Posting is restricted to 'authors,' but comments are unrestricted, and
> it's
> > mostly in the comments that the real meat is to be found. Chris is a
> > Theosophist who thinks for himself and his agenda is the improvement of
> the
> > organizational culture and governance model at the TSA.
> >
> >
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> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
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> ---------------------------------
> Enviado desde Correo Yahoo!
> La bandeja de entrada más inteligente.
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