Re: Theos-World Re: TS in America - Member Retention?
Jul 13, 2008 11:32 AM
I think it is a good idea in the universal sense of theosophy. I will also suggest that esoteric Christians should be encouraged to form lodges in line with inner Christian teachings. I am convinced that Theosophy leads to the development of Christ Consciousness of the true seeker. We can call it whatever name; the ultimate goal is union with the divine which is the reintegration of the individual into Christ in us the hope of glory.
Again, What I am feeling is that some Section/National Secretaries are satisfied with their position unchallenged so they do not bother with the issue of membership. For instance, I have in this forum complained on several occasions that my intention to join the society has not been attended to. There may be cases of my sort in other countries and sections. I think the society need to call the attention of Sections/National Secretaries to this.
--- On Tue, 7/8/08, Konstantin Zaitzev <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Konstantin Zaitzev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Theos-World Re: TS in America - Member Retention?
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 12:33 PM
--- In theos-talk@yahoogro ups.com, mkr777@... wrote:
> For real growth of any organization, member retention is
> Any Ideas?
>From the experience of our group in Moscow (which is informal and
consists mostly of non-members) I conclude that the different kinds of
groups should be started. Young people sometimes come to our group but
often go away, being not satisfied by our forms of work; also they
don't feel at home among the aged people.
There is a tendence to have only one lodge in a city, even if there
are as much members that they could form entire section!
I don't mean the separate groups for the young people and simplified
theosophy for them, but the different forms of work as lodges or study
group dedicated to different branches of theosophy and different forms
of work (free discussion / organized workings where lectures are read
and a chairman lets speak people by queue).
When Olcott visited Burma, he started there 3 lodges at once: for
buddhists, for hindooists and for those who want to study mesmerism
and other alike phenomena. I think that a similar practice should be
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