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Re: Theos-World Re: Theosophical Spa?

Oct 04, 2008 10:10 AM
by Erica Letzerich

Dear friends,

There is a
blog entitled Theosophy Forward ?
Theosophy Moving in the 21st Century*, with commentaries of some
General Secretaries about the International by-laws.  Mrs. Susan Kaschula** between some others issues
wrote the following: ?The International
President should serve a fixed term with limitations on successive terms.
Persons over the age of 80 years should be ineligible for nomination.? ***

It is
necessary to be careful with our words. Words can hurt and cause unnecessary pain.
We have many theosophists who are active and above this age.  This would be discriminatory and unfair. Furthermore
it?s well known that age brings experience, maturity consequently as a natural
result wiser decisions many times are taken by those who are older than us. They deserve our respect, consideration and not discrimination due to their

I just hope others in the future will not suggest the International
President should weight a certain amount of pounds and have no wrinkles;
otherwise we will end up organizing a theosophical spa and contacting the
clinic of Dr. Ivo Pitanguy.

* Theosophy Forward ? Theosophy Moving in the
21st Century  link:

 **Susan Kaschula, General Secretary of
the Theosophical Society in South Africa.

***See Theosophy Forward ? Theosophy Moving
in the 21st Century, Issues on Elections, 28 August, 2008.

--- On Sat, 10/4/08, MKR <> wrote:
From: MKR <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: TS - Disenfranchisement Plans
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2008, 12:32 PM

            Hi, Katinka

I thought you set up the blog since it is from Netherlands. when you say

your general council, are you saying it is Dutch General Council?


On 10/4/08, Katinka Hesselink <mail@katinkahesseli> wrote:


>   Hi,


> I've become aware our general council is not as passive as it may

> seem. See my post about some new blogs I've become aware of recently.


> I'm amazed we didn't find out about them sooner though. John

> apparently started blogging in July.



> http://theosophical society.wordpres 10/04/blogs- ts-organisationa l-issues/


> or if that doesn't work:

> http://theosophical society.wordpres


> Katinka Hesselink

> --- In theos-talk@yahoogro <theos-talk% 40yahoogroups. com>, MKR

> <mkr777@...> wrote:

> >

> > We all are having such a number of exchange of messages and opinions

> on the

> > drastic changes proposed to the TS Rules including disenfranchising

> members

> > from directly voting for the International President.

> >

> > The secrecy with which the proposals were developed and speed with

> which it

> > was sought to be implemented before members could find out is simply

> > astounding. In addition to keeping this information secret from the

> members

> > they are supposed to represent, even after they became know publicly, no

> > attempt has been made to tell the members what they are trying to

> do, why

> > they sought to keep them very secret, and why there is a need for such

> > speed.

> >

> > All the leaders are hunkering down and silent. I hope they are not

> dreaming

> > that by keeping quiet, all this commotion will die down and they can

> have

> > their own way and grab control of TS all the while professing they

> are doing

> > it for the welfare of TS and yours and mine.

> >

> > With the rapid decline of membership, if these change plans are

> implemented

> > by hook or crook, then we will see the end of TS as we all have

> known all

> > these years. It is time for us all to speak up to convey what we

> feel about

> > the secret plans.

> >

> > MKR

> >

> >

> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

> >




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