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Sep 23, 2008 07:24 PM
by t_s_theosophist


Dear Fellow Theosophists; 

We are informed by two Theosophists of repute and long standing, Pedro Oliveria, and Aryel Sanat, that attempts are currently being made to try to restrict the freedoms of members of The Society. 

A proposal being presented to the General Council would restrict the voting for Predisent to ONLY members of the General Council and strip the general membership of this cherished privilidge. 

Colonel Olcott established our ground rules the way he did so that EVERY member would have this Freedom of Choice & selection. 

This is a Very Important Landmark in maintaining The Freedom of The Society. To concentrate this 
power in the hands of a small group even if it is The General Council would be a disasterous attack on The Freedom of The Society. 

One questions WHY would the proposers of this scheme even want to change the rules,and to WHAT Purpose? There is NO 
legitimate need for this change. It all smells very fishy and odious of political machination. 

Can we forget politics and get back to our True Task and Purpose of Studying and Teachng Theosophy? 
We urge Every Freedom loving and sincere Theosophist to register their opposition and complaint to this stinking power ploy. It is a Very Bad proposal and NOT needed. 

William Delahunt
Orlando, Florida 

Blow is the news from Pedro and Aryel: 


Dear Friends, 

The attached proposal has come to my notice. One of its proposed amendments (to Rule 10 of the Rules of the TS), if approved, will cause the termination of an important landmark in the history of The Theosophical Society: the right of its members to elect the international President in a direct vote. 

The amendment in question establishes that the President will be elected by the members of the General Council which counts approximately 37 members at the present. 

As a concerned member I would like to suggest that a letter be written to the International Secretary, who is the Secretary of the Council, expressing profound concern and opposition to this unprecedented attempt to disenfranchise the members of the Theosophical Society world wide. 

May I suggest that if some of you would like to briefly express your views regarding the proposed amendment that you send them to me or to Mrs Ananya Rajan <>, so that we may incorporate them into the document to be sent to the Secretary of the General Council. 

The work of the TS is too precious for the redemption and transformation of the world for us to allow its entire membership to be allienated from its right to elect its President. 

With warm and fraternal regards to all,
Pedro Oliveira
Sydney, Australia  

Aryel Sanat

Pedro Oliveria 

International Secretary : 


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