Comments on an article about Esoteric School of TS
Nov 19, 2011 05:05 AM
Articles about the ES of the Theosophical Society are very rare. Recent
issue of Krotonian - a newsletter put out by Krotona Institute of
Theosophy, Ojai, California has a reprint of an article titled âWhat is the
ES?â which originally appeared in the Quest Magazine in 1999.
The articleâs author is the former President of the American Section and
the candidate who unsuccessfully tried to defeat Radha Burnier in the last
Opening sentence reads âthe purpose of the ES can be expressed
variously....as Radha Burnier suggests, preparing oneself to lead a truly
The article also reveals how ES membership in USA is very small. However,
it is pointed out that every International President and American Section
National President has been a member. As a corollary, I suspect that most
likely, heads of all Sections around the world and the members of the
General Council are members of ES.
So it is very clear that for all practical purposes, if you want to be in a
leadership position in the TS, invariably you end up being a member of ES
Many lodges around the world, when welcoming new members of TS, are told
about the ES and how one can apply for membership after two years of
membership in the TS.
Let us look at the recent history of TS. In the last International
Election, most of those who worked to defeat Radha Burnier using the ruse
that she is mentally and physically sick, were members of the ES. In
addition, the quartet of GC members who ultra secretly attempted to
disenfranchise all members and seize the Presidency and make the President
a puppet of GC members were members of the ES.
Many who have been around TS for a long time personally know of the
dedication, integrity and altruism of many ES members who were the driving
force behind many lodges around the world.
But, new TS members will have great difficulty in reconciling the aims of
the ES in the light of the events cited above in which ES members were
leading participants. Internet makes it possible for anyone to learn about
the events with ease and facts are transparent. So we will have to wait and
see to what extent the past actions of TS leaders who are members of ES has
hurt both TS and ES.
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