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Re: Theos-World Adyar's irrelevancy

Mar 16, 2006 07:39 AM
by Drpsionic

In a message dated 3/16/2006 7:35:32 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

The  internet by itself has done much to make Adyar irrelevant.  I'm 
more  interested in the terms of the Young Theosophists that I am in 
trying to  rescue the elder generation.  The older generation will 
disappear and  return to seek truth in new cultural terms.   

Well, as a rapidly aging theosophist, I agree.  When folks my age  joined in 
the mid to late 70s we were the young'ns and we brought our particular  
strangeness with us.  Now we are the old folks and the world is much  different.  
When I joined the TS in 1978, there were only a few channels on  broadcast 
television, VCRs were just invented, cell phones did not exist,  computers were 
either huge, slow and clunky or overgrown pocket calculators with  a few graphics 
thrown in.
There was no internet as we know it, nothing digital.  Communication  was 
slow and required paper and postage or the telephone.
A portable video camera kit weighed 80 pounds and shot in black and  white.
The world is much changed and the way people view their world has changed  
with it.  Like everyone before us was and everyone after us will be, we are  
products of our time and we see things through the lens of that time.  In  the 
rapidly becoming old days, groups and organizations were necessary because  the 
means of communication made them necessary.  That may no longer be the  case.
Chuck the Heretic

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