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Re: Theos-World Re: Should an "ideal" Theosophical Society study & "promote" these books

Jul 20, 2007 10:27 PM
by M K Ramadoss

For past some years I have maintained that the TS model with branches,
federations, national setup etc was the only way to organize and disseminate
theosophy in 1875 onwards. But today, communication, especially Internet has
changed the landscape. Today Theosophy can be more effectively disseminated
using Internet
-- all you need to do is to look at this maillist. We have individuals
who are associated with one organization or the other and meet on a
level without any geographical boundaries and we discuss theosophical
subjects 7/24. As the current generation is growing up in the internet
culture, the old setup will fade into the background and will continue
to survive due to the properties they own and they are likely to
inherit as bequeathal from old theosophists. It would continue to act
as a clearing house to hold copyrights and publish books and other
material, which is going to be a very mechanical operation. Internet
culture is also going to bring in a lot of people who are interested
in theosophy and not necessarily a traditional organization. The pity
is existing organizations are going to have a tough time to react to
the changing landscape and IMHO do not know how to respond. All we see
is to take an osterich approach so far.


On 7/20/07, Cass Silva <> wrote:
Regardless of what Ms Burnier does, Theosophy will survive, HPB's message
will survive, it will reach those that are "ready" whether or not a
Theosophical Society exists or not.


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