Re: Theos-World Re: TS in America - Member Retention?
Jul 13, 2008 03:24 PM
*Sorry, nothing has happened. I am again forwarding this to Adyar. Let us
see if they are able to do something. If you do not hear in say two weeks, I
suggest you apply as a member to be directly attached to Adyar.**
*cc: Intl Secy, TS Adyar*
On 7/8/08, revigani <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Rev. Igani
> --- On Tue, 7/8/08, Konstantin Zaitzev <firstname.lastname@example.org<kay_ziatz%40yahoo.com>>
> From: Konstantin Zaitzev <email@example.com <kay_ziatz%40yahoo.com>>
> Subject: Theos-World Re: TS in America - Member Retention?
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>
> 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
> > essential.
> > 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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