The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
This election is
for the leadership,
Why are the members
into blind voting?
What are the
leadershipís post-election plans?
There must really be something rotten in
the State of Adyar for the elite to go to so much trouble to suppress
discussion. By maintaining a code of silence for the duration of the current
presidential election, the leadership is not only telling the members that they
are intellectually incapable of coping with an election campaign but also that
there are matters or plans which the leadership would rather the members didnít
know about. The ruling elite must have closed ranks against the membership for
a very good reason.
Of course the supposed no campaigning
rule is just a ruse by leadership to justify the silence and doesnít actually
exist in the real rules. Everybody knows this is a scam. The leadership not
only appears to think the members are stupid, they are also terrified of
certain information leaking out. The election itself is also a scam with two
compliant members of the ruling elite offered for what is said to be the top
Adyar job. Finding two candidates who will just stand there like wooden posts,
for the duration of the election period, is quite an achievement and many would
find it impossible to show their face in public again after taking part in such
a charade, which insults the members.
By imposing a news blackout, the elite
is now clearly confirming that it constitutes a separate organisation from the
Theosophical Society, with its own rules, conventions and agenda. It can be
certain that there is no secrecy rule imposed between the ruling elite and that
the members of the elite now have a loyalty to each other that overrides their
interest in the Theosophical Society and its members. One rule for the ďEliteís
OrganisationĒ and another for the Theosophical Society. It should be remembered
that the Adyar Theosophical Society is meant to be an organisation of members,
and the current policy of withholding information from the membership suggests
that a decisive move is afoot that will formalise the separation of the ruling
elite from the members.
The leadership has lost the trust, and is squandering any remaining goodwill,
of the members but as they now
appear to function as a separate organisation
from the Theosophical Society, they
are therefore unconcerned.
What will be their next move after
Having already established a clear
division between themselves and the general membership aka ďBALLASTĒ,
the ruling elite may now be ready to implement a plan, possibly based on claimed direct post-Blavatsky contact with the
Masters in the distant past, to proclaim themselves the Spiritual Leaders of
the Theosophical Society, with divine authority? This would make public any
currently hidden belief in their divine authority and dispense with the need
for further inconvenient consultations with the membership, such as
presidential elections. Under this system senior officials would no longer be
elected but rather co-opted by the existing leadership much in the same way
that the Esoteric Section currently invites members to join. The Theosophical
Society would become like a church ruled by a closed self appointed spiritual
authority. In the wake of this change, the members drop down to the status of
The move to cheat members out
of their voting rights in 2008 may have been intended as the first stage
towards ultimately establishing a Theosophical conclave which retains the
exclusive right to appoint its own supreme spiritual leader. The reason given
for the move, at the time, was that the members just arenít capable of making
decisions of the importance of electing a leader. Sir Oswald Mosley gave the
same reason for advocating the limiting of the voting franchise to an informed
elite in Britain in the 1930s.
The President of the Theosophical
Society in England may have jumped the gun when he publicly proclaimed himself
Spiritual Head of his own section (2009/10 Winter edition of Insight Magazine
page 3). No member of the ruling elite appears to have openly challenged this
move thus establishing a precedent, and paving the way for such an assertion at
Whatever plan exists, it must be certain
by their compliance with the General Council's silence order, that the two
presidential candidates either agree with it or are unable to oppose it. Even
if there are no planned changes to the structure and constitution of the
existing Adyar Theosophical Society as I have described above, it is difficult
to see an comparable issue which would warrant the current level of commitment
to silence by a ruling elite clearly anxious to protect its position of power.
The scenario described above is only an
idea for consideration but by their silence it is clear that the Adyar
Theosophical Society ruling elite must be hiding something very big for them
all to keep quiet.
Posted February 18th 2014
Theosophy News Board
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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
disintegration, 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
the Adyar eliteís stately home is under threat
of compulsory 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?
Members No Longer
of their Own Society
An inter-regnum in the presidency, during which
matters are discussed, is the only course of action
with a chance of saving the Adyar Theosophical
Society as a unified body.
Keeping Quiet About
Are there plans to sell Adyar without
consulting the members?
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
The General 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
Prepares for the Break-Up
Profile of† Adyar
Adyar Family Appointment
A Job for Your Daughter
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 degree
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
allegations of 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?
Questions now 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
Links to other
The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society
"There is no
religion higher than truth!"
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