The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
When the Issues are
Is this what is on
offer to the Adyar Theosophical
members from a ruling elite
that has a different
agenda from that of the Society?
The General Council tells the
presidential candidates not to talk about anything, and they just obey without
question. This doesn't just indicate that the two candidates are stooges of the
General Council but also that either something serious is being covered up or
the ruling elite are prepared to destroy the Society to preserve whatever inner
cult they are operating. It is looking more and more like the leadership and the
Theosophical Society are two separate organisations with different aspirations.
Secrecy by the leadership, in the conducting of the Societyís affairs, may have
been an acceptable norm against background of the stratified social structure
of Annie Besant's day, but it has since become one of the hallmarks of a cult.
The existence of belief, by the leadership, in its own divine authority to lead
cannot be discounted as a possibility and reason for the indifference and
contempt that the leadership displays towards the members.
There are many issues confronting the
Adyar Theosophical Society including its own existence but these appear to be
of no consequence to a ruling elite, which seems only loyal to itself and to
have a totally different agenda from that of the Society. The raising of issues
by the members is simply a nuisance to a leadership who may be looking
ultimately to preserve their own inner organisation without the need for the
Theosophical Society. Members already feel a sense of alienation from their own
organisation as the leadership has clearly decided that they are not worthy of
being provided with information, or of engaging in discussion, about Society
matters. The secrecy policy has effectively reduced the members to the status
of ďAssociates of the Theosophical SocietyĒ rather than the fully paid up
participating members that they once considered themselves to be.
There is growing concern that a major
fundamental change, disadvantaging the members, may be made to the Adyar
Theosophical Society structure as soon as the current carefully managed
presidential election is completed. This assumes that the impending break-up of
the Society isnít underway before the end of April this year. The attempt by
elements in the ruling elite to cheat members out of their right to vote in
2008 may be a harbinger of things to come, and a move to reduce the rights of
members will surprise nobody. As in 2008, any move to reduce rights may cause
more members to walk away but that is unlikely to elicit any response from a
leadership who appear quite comfortable with continually declining membership.
Clearly the ongoing fall in membership
would mean less hindrance to the pursuit of the leadershipís agenda, and it may
be significant that the decline in numbers issue has never publicly been
addressed or discussed at international level. A Society with less people to
make a fuss may be a deliberate leadership objective and this is hinted at by
International Vice-President, Mr M P Singhal, when in addition to referring to
the members as ďBALLASTĒ,
also asked ďShould
we allow this downward trend to continue?Ē This is hardly the voice of concern,
or a call to action, on an issue that could mean the extinction of the Society.
What are the ultimate aims
and objectives of the leadership? Is anything serious being covered up? There
may be endless speculation but it must be suspected either that something
really serious is wrong, or that the leadership is following an agenda purely
for the benefit of its own interests, and to the further detriment of the
interests of the members. If this isnít the case then why donít they put the
record straight by allowing the candidates to discuss issues and provide the
members with the information they need to make an informed voting decision in
the 2014 Presidential Election?
If you are a paid up member
of the Adyar Theosophical Society and information about your organisation is
being withheld from you by the leadership then you are being cheated out of
If the secrecy of the
leadership is not the result of an inherent belief in a divine authority to
lead the Society then realistically, there can only be two other possibilities.
1) †That the leadership now effectively
constitutes a separate organisation which is using the Theosophical Society as
a vehicle for achieving its own agenda, and has no concern for the future and
interests of the Society. This may or may not involve the leadershipís belief
in its own divine authority to lead.
2) †Something really serious is being covered up.
Posted February 16th 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
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
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.
Now Hereís Something Worth
Keeping Quiet About
Are there plans
to sell Adyar without
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
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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