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Re: Theos-World Theosophical Publications and Internet

Apr 26, 2010 12:52 PM
by Christina

How to make theosophy as polpular as facebook So we have hyves here alraedy before facebook and there iput to importa
nt regings from what are theosophists and The voive of silence from HPB and HOw and what made her bringing her books her travel to Tibet and dome people comment on that it was interesting to read also in English why later I put the dutch version for some others.
so good if other countries do that and I know some do that too.There i still something as what do people think about you if you promote theosophy. Now not of my interest what are they thinking. Hope for them they have a good feeling whit the lectures.
Fr Gr Christina

--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Good list of recommendations.
> Internet is revolutionizing publishing industry. We have on-demand printing
> with no inventory buildup and associated costs. Much like many freeware
> software, people who download and use any theosophical material are bound to
> send in contributions small and large. Take for example two of the
> publications of much interest and value - Judge Case Publication by the
> Canadian Theosophical Group and the commentary on Mahatma Letters from
> Quest. Who are the people who are likely to read them. Not the lay man and
> woman from the street. Only theosophists who have a deep commitment are
> likely to read them. Would it not be in the interests of theosophical
> movement that theosophists around the world, especially in the third world
> countries, are encouraged to download a pdf file and read them?
> One needs to keep up with the leading edge developments in the Internet
> culture to make the best use of Internet for the furtherance of the objects
> of TS. Unfortunately, too many very old people who grew up in pre-Internet
> age seem to tend to influence the decisions regarding publications and it is
> going to be very difficult to make them think in Internet culture which is
> very foreign to them. Take for example, how often any of the well known
> theosophists have visited this list and engaged with other theosophists.
> It looks like we have to wait for the Internet geeks to succeed current very
> old leaders and very old theosophists (Wisdom may be Ancient, but modern
> technology should be used to disseminate it and obsolete oldish
> methodologies no longer work as evidenced by the pitiful membership growth
> in the West) before we see TS in the leading edge of using Internet for the
> dissemination of theosophy.
> Let us all hope and pray that wisdom of the gods will soon dawn on the
> decision makers. Let us also invite all the meditators meditate on this
> topic so that the power of thought will bring about some good ideas to use
> Internet.
> There is no religion higher than truth
> Tag: theosophy, Internet use
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Frank Reitemeyer
> <ringding2010@...>wrote:
> >
> >
> > Dear mkr and all,
> >
> > I wait to see since longer the publication of at least these books, either
> > in paper form, as ebook, as pdf or online:
> >
> > 1. The Letters of HPB, four volumes, including comments by John Cooper,
> > without the changings of the Algeos, from the microfilms in possession of
> > Gregory Tillett
> > 2. The Mahatma Letters facsimile color editon, announced ten years ago
> > 3. The Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge, including the new found
> > transaction
> > 4. de Purucker's final verbatim ready-to-print manuscript of his
> > Theosophical Encyclopedia, stolen from Emmett Small's house, without the
> > changings of Mrs Knoche
> > 5. Katherine Tingley's Peace Congress addresses
> > 6. de Purucker's and Tingley's Germany lectures
> > 7. the life of several adepts in history by HPB, which is not included in
> > the re-arrangement of the SD
> >
> > I was glad to find Judge's Working Glossary online.
> >
> > Frank
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MKR
> > To: theos-talk
> > Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 12:55 AM
> > Subject: Theos-World Theosophical Publications and Internet
> >
> > All of us, theosophists world-wide are interested in propagating and
> > broadcasting theosophical literature world-wide so that any one interested
> > will get the message and information. Traditionally, such dissemination
> > took
> > place through printed medium. Till Internet became available, print medium
> > is the only one that was widely used.
> >
> > Times have changed now. Internet proved itself to be a very cost effective
> > and fast medium of distributing information. At the same time, much new
> > printed material is becoming available. Due escalation of costs of
> > producing
> > the hard copy publications, the prices have risen up. For those in the
> > third-world and developing countries, this increased cost is a barrier for
> > many to access printed material.
> >
> > We have an irony here. Most publications are created using a Wordprocessor
> > and hence the works are readily available in electronic form long before
> > they are available in hard copy. Even though, such electronic copies can be
> > quickly made available on Internet at a negligible cost, great amount of
> > effort is spent by going thru the hard copy publishing route, which defeats
> > the basic purpose of theosophical publications, which is to make
> > theosophical material available to as many people as possible in the world,
> > so that we can hope we will have a better world in the future.
> >
> > The need to quickly make new theosophical publications available to
> > existing
> > and potential members is urgent. A look at the membership statistics speaks
> > for itself. Membership in India is showing a steady growth whereas in other
> > countries the trend is pitiful; either frozen or shrinking. No leader wants
> > to talk about this hot potato.
> >
> > In the past several years, we have seen new publications; some of them very
> > valuable for their research and some of them are quite expensive. So
> > adopting the policy of wanting to make a buck by selling the hard copy
> > books, we are preventing valuable material from reaching many in the third
> > world countries. It is time to review the publication policy. Do we want to
> > continue to make a few bucks or do we want to speedup dissemination of
> > theosophical information using Internet, so as to help interested parties
> > quicly access the information on Internet and help propagate theosophy.
> >
> > Something for all of us to think. Those regular meditators may want to
> > meditate on this issue and may be we will see a day when information will
> > be
> > available on Internet months before they are available in hard copy.
> >
> > MKR
> >
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> >
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> >
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