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Re: Theos-World Internet and TS

Jul 21, 2008 06:51 AM
by mkr777

We already have the theos-talk and theos-L. Here is one place where those
belonging various organizations and those who belong to none are
participating as brothers and sisters -- true theosophists. Apparently, none
of those in the administration directly or indirectly want to show up
(exception being Pedro and in the past Einar (now deceased)) on it even
though everyone knows that it is closely monitored by some in the


PS: Even though some times there is a lot of noise, here is a place where
you can find information which is unavailable anywhere or people are
unwilling to talk about! Some newbees are terrified because it is one place
where equality prevails without anyone fearing any personality or
organization, truly a very scary place for those coming from a closed
protective environment.

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 8:05 AM, Cass Silva <> wrote:

>   Perhaps you could start an Internet Membership for those interested in
> theosophy.  Only problem I can foresee is the division between the purist
> blavatskians and the Leadbeater/Besant philosophy.  I am still waiting for
> the Melbourne Theosophical society to get their own website as there are
> some very fine minds there.
> Cass
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: " <>" <<>
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> Sent: Monday, 21 July, 2008 10:42:29 PM
> Subject: Theos-World Internet and TS
> For over a decade, I have been repeatedly writing about the huge
> opportunity
> that Internet presents for TS and Theosophy. The most elementary and
> easiest
> and most extensively used application is e-mail. (Even people who do not
> own
> a computer and Internet, use e-mail from public libraries.) This can and
> should be very effectively and inexpensively used for communication between
> organizations and their members around the world.
> The indications based on the crumbs we have seen during electioneering for
> the International President shows that many of the top elite around the
> world are extensively using e-mail for multi-way communication between
> themselves. But the same has not happened between the organizations and the
> membership. Organizations are still clinging to the print media, and the
> communication is one way and news items which are too late are old news.
> Since most of the leadership are quite old, we can understand their not
> being able to fully comprehend the immense opportunity that Internet has
> presented itself to the world, which includes TS. If they do not wake up
> soon, we may have to wait until they are replaced by the current generation
> which has grown up with computers and Internet, which may take several
> decades since all the systems have been fine tuned so younger leadership
> cannot quickly move up. This will be a great missed opportunity.
> Here are a few quotes from a recent news article:
> ? Robinson is now 106 - that's 35 years older than McCain - and she began
> using the Internet at 98, at the Barclay Friends home in West Chester, Pa.,
> where she lives. "I started to learn because I wanted to e-mail my family,"
> she says - in an e-mail message, naturally.
> ? Why do most of us - 73 percent of Americans - use the Internet? The top
> three reasons are, in order, e-mail, informational searches, and finding a
> map or driving directions.
> Read the full article at:
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