Re: Theos-World Adyar's irrelevancy
Mar 16, 2006 07:39 AM
In a message dated 3/16/2006 7:35:32 AM Central Standard Time,
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
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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