Re: theos-talk FIAT LUX "LET THERE BE LIGHT"
May 03, 2011 12:12 PM
Every now and then, difficulties arise in the theosophical movement
involving material property and formal power.
The founders of the movement were well aware of these difficulties.
It may be helpful to read the following article by William Judge about
the problem of materialize and bureaucratize the movement:
Of Funds and Property
How to Deal With Money, According to
the Original Programme of the Esoteric Movement
The direct link is: http://www.theosophyonline.com/ler.php?id=111
This text by Judge warns us about the danger of materialization and
bureaucracy. No doubt this is something that requires vigilance by all
sectors of the theosophical movement.
Best regards, Joaquim
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Recently I looked at the Kern Foundation information tax return. The
> perhaps 18 - 24 months old. The foundation has about $25m in assets.
> interest earned is distributed to TSA and related entities. The
> to TSA is about $1M+ annually. Hence a lot of money that comes to help
> for operational expenses.
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 2:04 AM, Augoeides-222@... wrote:
> > William Delahunt,
> > Thanks for your informative post and reply to the accusers, I found
> > good read. Forgive my ignorance but can you offer us more about the
> > Foundation" you mention, how is it of importance, what general
> > money is the prize? What was the topic of the "renegade Internet
> > mentioned and when was that? What was the particular content made
> > outraged them? I would like to know if it is at all possible for you
> > a reply on these questions. I think we all woneder what is the
> > motivations.
> > Regards,
> > John
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "t_s_theosophist" THEOSOPHIST@...
> > To: email@example.com
> > Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 8:24:53 PM
> > Subject: theos-talk FIAT LUX "LET THERE BE LIGHT"
> > FIAT LUX "LET THERE BE LIGHT"
> > The recent article in the April 11, 2011 issue of The Messenger by
> > Michel concerning Orlando Lodge is another attempt to obfuscate and
> > issues.
> > There has never been any "long history of difficulties with the
> > of Orlando Lodge " as Jerome Michel states in The Messenger article.
> > IF Mr Michel and others in TSA administration had evidence of any
> > difficulties, WHY
> > has no National Director or Agent ever come personally to Orlando
> > discuss issues with the membership or Officers, and attempt to
> > them???
> > And WHY have they ignored our repeated requests for substantiating
> > information about their supposed "investigation?"
> > WHY did the Directors conduct an "Investigation" in absentia without
> > meeting or talking directly to the Officers or membership of Orlando
> > Lodge???
> > WHY such stealth and innuendo???
> > Remember, there was Never nor is there now ANY internal dissension
> > our membership, which would have given cause for external
> > The TSA Directors have NEVER cited ANY particular Theosophical rule
> > regulation which we are supposed to be in violation of.
> > Neither Jerome Michel, nor ANY current TSA Director has ever been to
> > Orlando Lodge, and they do NOT know any of our members.
> > A review of the history of our Lodge programs and our Lodge
> > reveal that we have consistently maintained quality programs which
> > Classically Theosophical in the best sense. Those who have attended
> > programs can attest to this fact. And ANYONE has always been welcome
> > attend.
> > There have been many many opportunities over the years for any
> > National Officer to personally visit Orlando Lodge and discuss
> > NONE have ever done so.
> > Another opportunity arose when I
> > and another delegate from Orlando Lodge personally attended the 2008
> > National Convention at Wheaton. Yet no discussion of any anomalies
> > There were smiles and handshakes, which now, in retrospect I realize
> > hollow and meaningless as they had already had their plot mapped
> > Bland, Tim Boyd, Jerome Michel, Ed Abdil, Jeffrey Forth, and the
> > Directors were all there, yet no one mentioned any anomalies about
> > Lodge.
> > This same delegate and I also attended the Spring 2009 Florida
> > Meeting at Deerfield Beach, again Jerome Michel and the Officers of
> > Florida Federation were all there, and NO mention of any anomalies
> > Orlando Lodge occurred.
> > What did happen:
> > In June of 2008 just before the election for the International
> > Mrs. Bland circulated a letter to the members of the TSA urging them
> > for her mentor John Algeo. In the letter Mrs. Bland makes some very
> > inaccurate statements stating that Radha Burnier is no longer fit
> > mentally or physically to hold the office of President. This in
itself is a
> > breach of Theosophical etiquette, as we have never politicized our
> > or denigrated other candidates. What Mrs. Bland did Not share in her
> > was the fact that 3, Three, highly respected physicians gave written
> > statements that Mrs Burnier WAS indeed fit to carry out the duties.
> > At that same time Mrs.Bland and the General Secretaries of the New
> > South African
> > and French sections of the T.S. were covertly planning ( This was
> > secret) to introduce a measure in the General Council revoking the
> > the world wide membership to vote for the International President,
> > arrogating that
> > privilege to themselves only, thus making the International
> > puppet of the General Council.
> > If John Algeo had been elected, their plan was to eventually close
> > and move the International Headquarters to Wheaton, Illinois.
> > A group of independent minded Theosophists of which we were a part
> > discovered their covert plan ( we had an inside informer) and
> > over the internet, exposing their intentions to the membership
> > They were foiled in their political ambitions by the good sense and
> > integrity of the general membership.
> > Since that time, because we were very vocal in supporting Radha
> > have been the target of a political vendetta. We represent in Mrs.
> > her allies' opinion a continued threat for their political ambition.
> > Make no mistake, there is a small select group of politicans at
> > around the world
> > that seek to control the dissemination of Theosophy. They attempt to
> > diversity of
> > communication through subtle intimidation tactics. Part of the
> > issue" is tied to
> > "who gets to run " the Kern Foundation money.
> > When we have a good number of autonomous Lodges each teaching
> > their own unique and diverse ways, it makes it more difficult for a
> > centralized bureaucrat to promote a single "authorized version."
> > They, the Bland/Algeo group would prefer to be the only genuine
> > the communication of Theosophy. They have subtly implemented a long
> > plan to achieve this hegemony.
> > A look over the spectrum of past few years will reveal how many
> > Lodges they have closed or attempted to close for the flimsiest of
> > They have set up an adversarial mindset between National
> > the autonomous Lodges.
> > Mrs. Bland has many political allies in Florida, and she attempted
> > enlist them in her attempt to close us.
> > We have repeatedly asked for an explanation of their allegations and
> > opportunity to defend ourselves from their libel, but have been
> > ignored.
> > The International Rules of the Theosophical Society give Lodges the
> > to petition the International President to quash the action of any
> > and demit the Lodge directly to Adyar. We invoked this clause and
> > International President granted our request.
> > Their (the TSA Board ) actions against us began to unfold just after
> > last International Presidental elections. We strongly supported
> > Burnier, and were part of a group that
> > exposed the mis-information being propagated by Mrs. Bland and
> > favor of John Algeo, and the ultra secret plot to deprive the
> > membership of the right to vote.
> > Neither Mrs. Bland nor Mr. Michel mention in any of their replies
> > Orlando Lodge filed for
> > and received a temporary injunction from the Orange County Circuit
> > prevent them (the TSA Directors) from seizing our assets and
> > were to have a court hearing on this matter to obtain a permanent
> > on January 11, 2011, however in the meantime the TSA attorneys
> > our attorney for an abatement of the case because Mrs.Burniers
> > action in our behalf attaching us directly to Adyar, took the case
> > their jurisdiction .
> > You may check the truth of this by Google, Look up: Circuit Court of
> > Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County Florida. Case
> > 2010-CA-4077
> > Number 32
> > Judge Thomas B. Smith
> > And just what do Mrs. Bland and Jerome Michel mean referring to us
> > "renegade internet flamer?" They, with the assets of the TSA behind
> > the Quest magazine and The Messenger newsletter as a forum make
> > statements about us and we as a small Lodge with very little assets
> > supposed to defend ourselves from their libel?
> > No, that is not fair play.
> > One thing that their statements do indicate is the virulent nature
> > animosity against us. We represent in their eyes a continued
> > threat for ambitions of their political friends and agenda.
> > Mr. Michel states that : "The situation was complicated by the
> > Orlando Lodge successfully petitioning the International President
> > Theosophical Society to recognize the Orlando Lodge as a
> > directly attached to the International organization."
> > The "SITUATION WAS COMPLICATED???" Mr. Michel really means that
> > political agenda was upset and an impartial and fair minded
> > President was willing to give Orlando Lodge the DUE PROCESS that it
> > deserved.
> > Mr. Michel further states: " This decision creates an "island" of a
> > renegade lodge functioning within our midst, falsely representing
> > Society and its principles.
> > The situation is particularly troubling as it has major implications
> > all Sections now facing
> > the possibility of the International President countermanding their
> > disciplinary decisions."
> > A "RENEGADE LODGE???" "FALSELY REPRESENTING THE SOCIETY AND ITS
> > PRINCIPLES???"
> > Anyone who has ever been to Orlando Lodge and has seen our
> > hardly concur with Jerome Michels statement. We have ALWAYS been
> > Theosophical and congruent with the principles of The Society.
> > What Jerome Michel is really saying is that there is no room in the
> > for diversity of opinion and thought, and integrity of conscience
> > be tolerated if it differs from the "Official Party line" of
> > Colonel Olcott intentionally structured the Society so that AUTONOMY
> > Branches would protect them from the political ambitions of the so
> > "Leaders" and politicians in our midst.
> > For Mr. Michels information, the International President has always
> > broad discretionary powers to intervene in the affairs of the
> > although rarely and wisely used.
> > Fiat Lux: "Let There Be Light"
> > There comes a time in card games when the players are required to
> > their hands or drop out of the game. Enough is Enough...
> > it is that time for the TSA Directors to come clean with the TSA
> > and to disclose and be transparent about this issue.
> > Only cowards throw stones from behind a fence and then attempt to
> > Why are the TSA Directors acting in such a cowardly manner???
> > Orlando Lodge has NOTHING to hide or be ashamed of, and we will
> > position in any court of law, and in the court of Public Opinion.
> > We also notice that the VERY Same Directors have had their allies
> > re-nominate them for re-election. ( Where was the call for open
> > nominations?)
> > Before any vote is cast, we invite and encourage the TSA Membership
> > Demand that these persons explain themselves and their actions in
> > disclosure. Barring their cooperation they should have the integrity
> > recuse themselves from the elections.
> > There is only ONE way for TRUST and INTEGRITY to be restored to the
> > It is reprehensible and very unfortunate that His Holiness the Dalai
> > is unwittingly participating in the TSA Program and unknowingly
> > credibility to this cowardice and deceit.
> > Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light;
> > William Delahunt, ( Lucifer)
> > Secretary;
> > Theosophical Society In Orlando
> > Theosophist@...
> > http://www.tso-orlando.org
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