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Re: Theos-World TS Membership Trend

May 11, 2008 11:18 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

My views are:

I wonder where those western members have gone?
My evaluation tell me, that the Alice A. Bailey groups are increasing in members.

It is all a question about how to attract Seekers with a suitable and non-problematic selection of Authors behind a teaching system.

It is here TS Adyar and its leadership has failed.

M. Sufilight

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: MKR 
  To: M K Ramadoss 
  Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 4:58 AM
  Subject: Theos-World TS Membership Trend

  May 11, 2008

  To: National Secretaries and Members

  Dear Brother:

  In a recent message, a TS member stated:

  "According to the Annual Report of the TS for 1973, the year John
  Coats was elected president, the Indian Section had 7,821 members and
  the rest of the world had 24,448. Today, according to the 2007 Annual
  Report of the TS, the Indian Section has 12,444 members and the rest
  of the world 16,570."

  This shows that in India, the membership has increased by 59%.
  In rest of the world, it has declined by 32%.

  The trend around the world, except, India, is very disturbing. The
  population has grown. In addition, with the coming down of Iron Curtain,
  there is more democracy in East European countries. In spite of this the
  membership has declined. Why?

  TS, internationally operated on a de-centralized model. The National
  Secretaries, once elected, in spite of the National Board, seem to operate
  like in a fiefdom with board going along whatever the NS wants. Also, the
  national election rules are so fine tuned so that candidates not-acceptable
  to the leadership cannot easily run for an office and get elected.

  So looking at the statistics, the National Secretaries are not doing
  something right and this is reflected in the decline. It appears that,
  instead of getting involved in electioneering by presenting misleading
  information to members, they should be working hard first to fix the
  membership bleeding taking place in their own backyard.

  At this rate, by end of this century, TS may disappear around the world
  except in India.

  Thank you

  Fraternally yours,

  M K Ramadoss
  TS, San Antonio, Texas, USA

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