The Future? of the Adyar Theosophical Society
For the Adyar Theosophical Society Elite
be long now but at least on Blackpool beach
can come back tomorrow and build another one
An election for an international
president is hardly in the interests of the Theosophical Society elite as it
will lead to discussion which may challenge their comfortable position and the
ancient ways of doing things. The election process may lead to members
requesting information that raises the visibility of currently remote and
inaccessible members of the General Council. Modern organisations issue
bulletins and newsletters, mostly by email, to keep their members up to date
and discuss issues while the Adyar Theosophical Society leadership are masters
of the news blackout. It's easier for the elite just to appoint their own
choice as international president and save themselves all the trouble of
consulting the members and therefore avoid having anything at all to do with
those whom they consider to be ďBALLASTĒ.
If the leadership decide not to bother with this presidential election, it is
yet to be seen if they whether they inform the members or, in true Adyar style,
let them work it out for themselves.
With a leadership time warped in the
socially exclusive attitudes of the 1930s and determined to keep it that way,
it is no surprise that they are incapable of communicating with members who
live in 2014. The members of the elite are well known only to the other members
of the elite and possibly to officials within their own national section and
have never tried to improve the situation by such initiatives as circulating
profiles of officials. Candidates for president are likely to spend more time
making themselves known to voters than actually presenting their policies.†
Lack of information has led to lack of
trust and the members widely suspect, with good reason, that the leadership may
cheat them out of their right to vote, and there have been no minutes yet
released for the 2013 Adyar Convention to indicate anything one way or the
other. The doubt over an election is therefore left to fester rather than be
resolved by openly accessible information and clear statements with names of
accountable and contactable people to accompany those statements.
The Burnier/Sri Ram family control of
Adyar presents another ďnot for discussionĒ issue which is likely to close down
any chance of democracy. The number of Burnier/Sri Ram family members employed
at Adyar and their respective positions have never been revealed to the general
membership. Even the issue of family appointments has been kept secret. The
General Council has sat on this issue probably because of the extent to which
they rely on patronage from the family. National leaderships have found the
family control issue simply too difficult and any national leader who becomes
international president will have to accept that they are a puppet of the
controlling family. If the leadership do decide to hold this election then many
members may decide that it is not worth voting.
In its current form as the sort of hereditary
elitist organisation that Dorothy L Sayers readers would easily recognise, the
Adyar Theosophical Society is now a doomed project. It is clearly obsolete and
possibly beyond reform. Amongst national section leaderships it is currently
too sensitive to openly discuss the effect that Adyarís archaic systems and
financial drain have on the levels of membership and the energy of the Society
but it will only take one national section to break away on deciding that Adyar
is a limiting and divisive force in Theosophy, and others will follow in a mass
exodus from the Adyar fold. One of the main obstacles to change is the concern
national leaderships have over the shape of a post Adyar Theosophical Movement
but with two thirds of national sections not represented at the 2013
International Convention, the post Adyar movement is already effectively a
Posted January 4th 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
be an Adyar Free Future?
Membership Decline Ė The Elephant
in the Room
Slightly International Convention
An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper
the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society
A Society Without Members
Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election Invalid?
Tekels Park & Dead Animals
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
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.
This is only an idea for consideration but if the
continue to treat the members with the current levels of
contempt for the duration of this election then the Adyar
Society will be an empty shell by the time it is
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
Silence by elected management cheats
the members out of participating in
running of their own organisation
Keeping the International Headquarters at
It may not be
The International President
The General Council
An idea for
What 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 organisation
treat its members
like this in the modern era?
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
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?
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
discussed, is the only course of action
with a chance of
saving the Adyar Theosophical
Society as a
Now Hereís Something Worth
Keeping Quiet About
Are there plans
to sell Adyar without
Is There Hidden
shutdown combined with a total
suggests a serious hidden issue
and an intense
fear of revealing it.
Control Adyar or
You Control Nothing
Is the self
imposed isolation of the General Council effectively
a mass resignation
as they have found, after the death of
that establishing control of Adyar is too difficult?
Well Done! CVK Maithreya
Silence is Killing
the Adyar Theosophical Society.
candidates are as much victims of the
silence rule as are the members.
The silence rule
also seeks to establish General Council
control over the
Make Way for the Messiahs
Have the Esoteric
Section and the
merged into one body?
Does Silence Mean
for the Adyar Theosophical Society?
presented plans for the future, in
General Council instructions.
of discussion mean that the
Theosophical Society doesnít have a future?
Accountable Leadership Urgently Required
Council has abused its power
by putting itself
A new leadership
is needed, and fast.
No replies to
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 information,
realise how the General Council regards them
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
From The Top Down
Theosophical Society is decades
out of date and
desperately in need of reform
getting rid of a leadership that
refuses to be
accountable to the members.
Who Owns Adyar?
The Royal Court of Radha Burnier
General Council Meeting 2013 Minutes
Making it a bit obvious arenít you?
Section made a formal complaint to
about her victimisation of the Australian
at the 2011 General Council meeting.
Disgraceful Treatment of an Adyar Employee
A woman sacked
and evicted for complaining.
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
2012 Meeting Minutes
Make Your Wife
Adyar Internal Problems
that the General Council
Is Adyar Still The Headquarters?
Or why donít you
to recover Adyar
for the members?
Good Campaign Pitch, Mr Singhal
Adyar Prepares for the Break-Up
Profile of Adyar
From a Victim
Adyar Family Appointment
A Job for Your Daughter
Another Family Power Appointment
For your Daughter
By Singapore Lodge
Triumph of the Weak
Donít expect the
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
to maintaining 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.
Havenít members 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 from the
President to the members.
Is this the
Great Wheaton Rip-Off?
arise over allocation of Wheaton
resources by a
two job president
Master of the Small Event
Launches New Presidency
The Adyar Payments Scam
The 2014 Election
Council was confronted with considerable
evidence that the
election was bent but just stood there
and let it go
The Great Giveaway
What right did the General Council have
to give away
control of the Adyar Theosophical
Links to other
The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society
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religion higher than truth!"
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