Theos-World Re: The Esoteric School Lobby
Jun 25, 2009 05:55 AM
Dear Mr. Anand,
The power of the Outer Head in the ES is absolute. This body is not democratic or transparent. The Outer Head can expel anyone from the ES at any moment in time, without any explanation given. Be aware that this is not a secret, there is sufficient literature available about this subject.
In a presidential election process, as took place last year in the Adyar group, I believe that 'officially' ES members were free to choose their candidate, but that in practice many ES members felt, or were told by their warden that voting for Mr. John Algeo would show disloyalty and disrespect to the Outer Head of the ES, Mrs. Radha Burnier. This means that the Outer Head of the ES, is able to have a great, or a decisive influence, on the outcome of a presidential election in the TS. I mentioned this last week as well: there is evidence available that ES members, who were in doubt about the physical or mental condition of the International President, were told, that if they had such doubts, they should step out of the ES.
One other thing came to my mind when I read again Mr. Ramadoss' repeated remarks about the silence from those respected theosophists at a center like Krotona in the USA. The Outer Head of the ES is also the head of that center, and all those who live there, all ES members, do so by the grace of Mrs. Radha Burnier. Taking the above in consideration, it is not so difficult to imagine why they're not making any comments, yes? They take the risk of being expelled from the center if they'd do anything which is not in accordance with the wishes and policies of Mrs. Radha Burnier, yes?
Think about this!
Later on today, I will set out for a long trip, so I won't be able to contribute much in the next weeks, but as football trainers tell their players, I say to you all: Keep pour eyes on the ball!!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> The presidential elections in Theosophical Society are conducted through secrete ballot. So others may not know for which presidential candidate a person votes. But in many Theosophical lodges elections don't happen through secrete ballot. So everyone knows for whom a member votes.
> If an ES warden is running for the office, which they generally do, then how can an ES member under him vote against the ES warden, when he knows that this warden can expel that member from ES?
> Not only that, how can a member of the lodge or a managing committee of the lodge challenge any proposal supported by an ES warden, when he knows that this warden can expel him from the ES?
> Similarly, how can anybody in the General Council challenge any proposal supported by the Outer Head of ES, when he knows he can be expelled by this Outer Head of ES?
> Anand Gholap
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