The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
Is this how the Adyar
Theosophical Society ruling elite see themselves?
Membership figures are not normally
reported even to the paying membership and in fact are only revealed to a
limited extent when there is an election. The voting figures reveal the actual
numbers voting alongside those eligible to vote under the current rules which
stipulate two years membership. An annual statement of membership is rare at
national section level and unknown at international level. On the one hand, the
leadership arenít interested in the membership levels but on the other, they
donít want to draw attention to continuously falling membership as this may
lead to calls for action and change.
As campaigning in the 2014 presidential
election gets under way, candidates will be frustrated by the problems of
finding eligible voters as some national sections are now virtually
non-existent with defunct and dormant lodge contact details optimistically kept
alive and lapsed members retained on the listings beyond their sell by date.
Some sections will rush to get the subscriptions in this year with the
opportunity to vote offered as an incentive and some recently lapsed members
may receive begging letters outlining the ďbenefitsĒ of renewing.
In his address at the 2013 Adyar
Convention, the International Vice President Mr M P Singhal put the total
membership for 2013 at about 25,000. The total membership for 2007 (given in
the 2008 election results) was 29,014 with 20,724 eligible to vote in 2008. If
Mr Singhalís figure is reasonably accurate then this represents roughly a 14%
drop over the last 6 years. An equivalent drop in the electorate will bring it
down to 17.823. Total extinction of the Society may be some years away but it
may be close to the point where many national sections deteriorate to a list of
contact details supported by no real activity.
Mr Singhal has mentioned the problem of
membership decline without announcing any initiative to tackle it, perhaps the
intention is to leave this to the next international president. If the
leadership hasnít any ideas for increasing membership and ultimately saving the
Adyar Theosophical Society from extinction then why not throw it open to
suggestions from members. A forum could be set up along with a panel to
co-ordinate ideas from all over the world with strategies from local success
stories being tried in other locations. All this could be done via the internet
and even members without access to the internet could participate through their
lodges. However, any such forum that comes into being is unlikely to have
official backing from the leadership and will probably be ignored by officials
in a position to implement proposals generated by it.
members for their ideas is not an option
The main problem with a membership forum
is that the leadership would have to involve and listen to the views of the
general membership and they would rather let the Theosophical Society become
extinct than do this. For at least the last eighty years, the Theosophical
Society elite have always felt the need to maintain a clear differential in
status between themselves and the general membership as is indicated by the use
of the word ďBALLASTĒ
to describe the membership at the 2013 Adyar Convention. The members are
therefore deliberately kept out of the game and it is to be seen if there is
anything in the 2014 presidential election manifestos to change this.
Posted January 22nd 2014
Theosophy News Board
Contact Dave Marsland
Theosophical Society Issues
The Tekels Park
A family has been
evicted from their home at Tekels Park because
a Tekels Park
Estate Limited director wanted to live in their house.
The Future ? of
Adyar Theosophical Society
be an Adyar Free Future?
President of Nothing
Membership Decline Ė The
Elephant in the Room
Slightly International Convention
The True Status of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
Voice of Stagnation
Tekels Park & Dead Animals
An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper
the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society
Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election Invalid?
Radha Burnier Employment Services
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?
Adyar, the Sole Purpose of Adyar
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.
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.
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
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
The Adyar 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
now isolates 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
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
resignation as they have found, after the death of
that establishing control of Adyar is too difficult?
Well Done! CVK Maithreya
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
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.
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
CVK Maithreya Deserved
The exclusion of
Mr Maithreya from the rushed
an insult to him and his supporters
Is This The
of the Adyar Theosophical Society?
And if so, itís a
very ugly face
Is Wheaton Set To Support Adyar?
A two job
president will produce a massive conflict
of interest that will
divide the American Section
CVK Maithreya is
Who's the Guy in
Why was Campaigning Banned
During the 2014 Election?
General Manager reports former
Society Accountant to the police,
detention and two days of interrogation.
makes serious allegations
against the Adyar
Estate General Manager.
Did the 2014
Presidential Election take place in a
Climate of Fear
Police Action Threatened
Over Someone Elseís Car
ďIf we hand over
the vehicle to the police things will be worseĒ
on dealing with
allegations about a reign of terror at Adyar
are lodged with
the International President.
There is no
response, just silence.
The Prisoner of Adyartraz
surround the treatment of staff and
Society members at Adyar, but members find
that the elected
president is unable to do anything.
against Adyar Estate General Manager,
Mr S Harihara
Raghavan over staff bullying
and threats of
imprisonment are not new.
letters and articles clearly
indicate that the
issue has been around for some years
More Info Needed
As it stands only
56% of the poll and 49% of the final vote
can be verified
by section leaderships on the current information.
One Man, One Vote
nominates only one candidate for
Vice-President and expects the
members to vote for him.
Poor Adyar Future
As many ask if it
is safe to go to Adyar.
An idea for
The General Council
Not Proven President
Tim Boyd ensures
will never be the
failure to deal with serious allegations will
mean that the
fear of being banged up in police cells
haunt visitors to Adyar.
D V Subramaniamís Posthumous
Letter of Complaint
source of information
bullying at Adyar.
The Amnesty International
is widely supported by members
policy of an organisation that refuses
allegations, that its own staff and members
are bullied by
the use of threats of imprisonment.
Did you get an Invite?
Did you know you were cordially invited to the
bargain basement presidentís cut price inauguration?
Serious Concerns Raised
About the Conduct of the
2014 Presidential Election
The only option
Do It Again
safeguards this time
Secretary tells the Indian
that he is nominating
Tim Boyd Ė no
discussion Ė no consultation
Call for Emergency Meeting
January 24th 2014
unresolved issues raised at that time,
clearly should not have gone ahead.
That Never Was
airbrushes his rushed inauguration from history.
That Cannot be Ignored
Relating to the
conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election.
Chittaranjan Satapathy by South African
Secretary, Jack Hartmann on March 16th 2014
It becomes clear
that the election committee had
for misconduct but ignored it
Bent Election Result
Rubber Stamped by
Kesiraju calls on the governing body
to act as a
Call for Action
East and Central
As the Adyar
refuses to govern.
Raise the White Flag
Admit it General
Council, being the governing body of the
Theosophical Society is too difficult for you.
True to form, one
month has elapsed and
the President and
General Council have failed to
investigate Mr M
Kannanís allegations of bullying.
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
Ignore the Bullying
This is the clear message as the International
President and General Council ignore
bullying allegations at Adyar.
General Council Ignores Calls to
The Presidential Election Result
Pending an Enquiry
Trouble at tíMill
and a leadership unable to handle it
The Great Giveaway
What right did the General Council
have to give away
control of the Adyar Theosophical
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