The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
Now Hereís Something
When Tim Boyd made his
public commitment in January 2014 on Youtube to keeping the headquarters at
Adyar, was he trying to head off a plan to sell the Adyar Estate, or distance
himself from such a plan? It is noteworthy that the only comment that Tim Boyd has
made on this election refers the status of Adyar. Having worked in real estate,
he will know how the game is played, and leadership would have looked to him
for advice on such matters.
Is The Adyar Estate to
be sold? This in itself would be a bit controversial, but in addition, is it
possible that a decision to sell the Adyar Estate is beyond the control of the
General Council and that the Theosophical Society would not benefit from the
sale? Adyar is worth a bit, so some elements in the ruling elite are likely to
want to sell it.
The continuing decline
in membership increasingly means that such a large international headquarters
is surplus to requirements, and many members have questioned the need to
continue to support it. Tradition keeps Adyar tied to the Theosophical Society
but its role as an international headquarters certainly warrants discussion and
another use may need to be found for it, if it is to be retained within the
Theosophical movement. The main thing is that paid up members are consulted on
this, just as they should be, on every other issue.
The existence of a plan
to sell Adyar is only speculation but such an issue would be well worth keeping
quiet about. In fact, allowing the loss of Adyar, without due consultation,
would be good reason for the General Council members never to show their faces
in public again. On current form, nobody would be surprised if a plan to sell
the Adyar Estate, without consulting the members, were revealed.
Booting the Krishnamurti
School out may be a move designed to make the Estate more saleable. The
Krishnamurti people may still be holding on because they know that a forced
eviction of a school would generate massive adverse publicity, and their
continued presence reduces the Estateís saleability. News of the eviction of a
school could travel round the world and it is incredible that the leadership
would even consider risking the Theosophical Societyís name being associated
with such an issue, resulting in a public relations disaster. Forcing the
school, established in 1973, off the Adyar Estate must already have damaged the
Theosophical Societyís reputation in India and elsewhere. Were the General
Council even consulted about this decision? Did they even bother to raise
The Indian Section may have
known about and opposed plans for a sale, and therefore nominated Tim Boyd as a
presidential candidate because they believed he would oppose the sale of Adyar,
and has experience in real estate. Conveniently revealing old news of a
compulsory land purchase order of against Adyar Estate may have been designed
to present Tim Boyd as the Save Adyar Candidate. It was suddenly revealed, a
few days after the candidate announcement, that Radha Burnier said in 2009 that
she would prefer to be followed by a Westerner as president because this would
convince the authorities that Adyar was an international headquarters, thus
deflecting a compulsory land purchase order by the government. The release of
this information goes against the current code of silence along with Tim Boydís
assertion on the status of Adyar.
So there we are, two
bits of information since the announcement of the candidates, and both are
about the status of Adyar. Are we looking at the future of the Adyar
Theosophical Society without Adyar? Definitely an issue for discussion but the
General Council appear to be paralysed by fear or to have just given up. Thirty
three years of creeping to Radha Burnier may mean that they all fall over now
that sheís gone.
Any decision to sell
Adyar may have been taken by people who have no interest in the future of the
Theosophical Society or that it benefits from the sale. The General Council may
have lost all power to prevent a sale and part of the reason for the current
extended silence is that they are too ashamed to admit to the members that they
have allowed this to happen.
The above is only an
idea for consideration but the leadershipís silence, despite the increasing
rumblings of discontent by the members, indicates that something really big is
Posted February 21st† 2014
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Theosophical Society Issues
The Tekels Park
A family has been evicted from their home at Tekels Park
a Tekels Park Estate Limited director wanted to live in
The Future ? of
Adyar Theosophical Society
Will there be an Adyar Free Future?
Adyarís Slightly International Convention
President of Nothing
Membership Decline Ė The
Elephant in the Room
The True Status of the
Adyar Theosophical Society Members
The Voice of Stagnation
Tekels Park & Dead Animals
An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper
Suggestion for the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society
International Presidential Election
A Society Without Members
Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election Invalid?
Radha Burnier Employment
Radha Burnierís policy of allocating jobs to members of her own
family turned the
Adyar Headquarters into the family firm.
How many suitable
applicants were discounted so that
could give a job to a family member?
Donít Just Do Nothing
of decline and stagnation leading the
Theosophical Society to the verge of evaporation
the leadership have so far shown no
sign of coming up
with a strategy for ensuring the
the Society as a unified body.
Adyar, the Sole Purpose of Adyar
Theyíll Knock Adyar Down?
Save Radhaís House
Revealing that the
Adyar eliteís stately home is under threat
land purchase and can be saved by convincing the
it is in fact an international headquarters (if true)
may have given
the Theosophical Society members a brilliant
get Adyar off their backs.
If not true then
it looks like blackmail
Ignore the Voters
and Get Elected
An overview of
the Adyar Theosophical Society
What an Insult to Members
to vote for candidates while withholding
information indicates an utter contempt by
for the general membership
of the Tekels Park Deer
Here is a link to a short film of the
Tekels Park Deer
posted by a Camberley resident.
Everyone opposed to the killing of
the Tekels Park animals
will want to see this.
International Election Protocol
This is only an
idea for consideration but if the Theosophical elite
continue to treat
the members with the current levels of indifference and
contempt for the
duration of this election then the Adyar Theosophical
Society will be
an empty shell by the time it is completed.
The secrecy with
which the Adyar Theosophical Society
conducts the Societyís affairs is legendary.
Is this secrecy
for its own sake or are some serious
suppressed and kept beyond discussion?
Banging the Drum for Theosophy
Looking forward to the post Adyar era
Burnier Town Hall
Family control of
Adyar has reduced the members
of the General
Council to the status of town hall officials.
Silence by elected management cheats
the members out of participating in
running of their own organisation
the International Headquarters at Adyar
It may not be that easy
The International President
The General Council
An idea for consideration
is Behind the
Theosophical Society ruling elite denies
members the right to be consulted on
issues and the
ability to convey their views
directly to the leadership.
Why does the leadership of an
treat its members like this in the
Towards a New Model for Theosophy
Theosophical Society Leadership
itself within a cult of superiority
while the Society
evaporates around it.
Society can survive but not
in the current
Choose a Stooge
When the Issues are Huge
Is this what is on offer to the Adyar Theosophical
Society's paying members from a ruling elite
that has a different agenda from that of the Society?
SHUT UP & VOTE
This election is
really inconvenient for the
leadership, isnít it?
Why are the
members being hustled into blind
What are the
leadershipís post-election plans?
Members No Longer Members
of their Own Society
in the presidency, during which
discussed, is the only course of action
with a chance of
saving the Adyar Theosophical
Society as a
Is There Hidden
A leadership shutdown combined with a total
news blackout suggests a serious hidden issue
and an intense fear of revealing it.
Control Adyar or
Is the self imposed isolation of the
General Council effectively
a mass resignation as they have
found, after the death of
Radha Burnier, that establishing
control of Adyar is too difficult?
Well Done! CVK Maithreya
Silence is Killing the Adyar
The presidential candidates are as much victims of
General Councilís silence rule as are the members.
The silence rule also seeks to establish General
control over the future president.
Make Way for
Have the Esoteric Section and the
General Council merged into one body?
for the Adyar
CVK Maithreya presented plans for the
defiance of General Council
Does suppression of discussion mean
Adyar Theosophical Society doesnít
have a future?
Leadership Urgently Required
Council has abused its power
by putting itself
A new leadership
is needed, and fast.
No replies to questions.
Do the members still have a Society?
Those who have kept the Society time warped
in the 1930s now have the task of introducing
reform and they obviously donít want to do it.
Beggars at the Door
Left sitting out in the cold and starved of
members now realise how the General Council regards
Why not include this picture in any information request
to General Council
officers as an indication of how members feel they
are being treated.
Or just send the picture anyway.
From The Top Down
The Adyar Theosophical Society is decades
out of date and desperately in need of reform
starting with getting rid of a leadership that
refuses to be accountable to the members.
Who Owns Adyar?
The Royal Court of
General Council Meeting
Making it a bit obvious arenít you?
The Australian Section made a formal complaint to
Radha Burnier about her victimisation of the
General Secretary at the 2011 General Council
Treatment of an Adyar Employee
A woman sacked and evicted for
Given 13 days to get out of her home.
The Preethi Muthiah Letters
Tell A Very Sad Tale
About General Council Meetings
Looks like there has been some attempt
by a General Council member to promote
reform within the Theosophical Society
2012 Meeting Minutes
Make Your Wife The Chairperson
that the General Council
Still The Headquarters?
Or why donít you do something
to recover Adyar for the members?
Good Campaign Pitch, Mr
for the Break-Up
Profile of† Adyar
Adyar Family Appointment
A Job for Your Daughter
Family Power Appointment
For your Daughter
By Singapore Lodge
Triumph of the Weak
Donít expect the General Council
to do anything if the election is bent
Adyar Job News
You donít need a
You donít need a
If your nameís
Itís job number
No Stand For Democracy
An appraisal of
the General Councilís commitment
the Adyar Theosophical Society
as a democratic
But Vote Anyway
A Society Without Leadership
Nobody sees it,
Nobody hears from it
Is it hiding
somewhere? Does it exist?
Who will Believe It?
Even if the
presidential election is correct and above board,
the confidence in
the General Council has fallen so low
wonít believe it.
been cheated for long enough?
Long Tradition of
has highlighted an endemic problem at Adyar,
which the General
Council has ignored for many years.
There are still
no plans implement a grievance procedure and
policy at Adyar.
Of lady over 70 from her job at Adyar
True Purpose of the
What the paying
members want has little to do with
this election, as
the silence and lack of information show.
The real purpose
of this election is for the General Council
to deliver the
candidate that the Adyar ruling elite wants.
What Makes this Election Invalid?
Was Your Vote Counted?
Was your vote
forwarded to Adyar?
Was the election
background of silence, a court case and
irregularities, these are fair questions.
Not Being at Adyar
Well, itís much
easier than being a real president
Democracy in the Adyar Theosophical Society
Is That All?
No Right To Complain
Well, what can
you expect in an organisation where
regards the membership as ballast
Doubts about the
integrity of the election
unresolved, rendering the result invalid.
A Private Function
The Ballast now know
their true status
While the President Creeps into Office
Itís Silence as Usual
By the Adyar
Theosophical Society ruling elite.
No hurry to prove
the election result
But a real hurry
to get the president installed
Who Can Support
Shut Up & Pay Up
Theosophical Society has become
Doubts about the
election result will
Presidentís job impossible.
Adyar & the
US each have
Half a President
The White Lotus Hi-Jack
White Lotus Day
as a personal
What was the
Ask Me Anything
Thatís the clear message
President to the members.
Is this the
Great Wheaton Rip-Off?
arise over allocation of Wheaton
resources by a
two job president
The 2014 Election
Council was confronted with considerable
evidence that the
election was bent but just stood there
and let it go
A Leadership at War
with the Paying
of its Own
picture to your nearest General Council member
for an immediate
Links to other
The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society
"There is no
religion higher than truth!"
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