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Re: Theos-World Future of TS

Oct 09, 2008 00:29 AM
by Erica Letzerich

1 - What I said in my previous e-mail was: Concentrating into producing literature that can inspire and strenght
the work is our duty... So I don't know why you are mentioning Algeo.

2 - For me Radha is the most inspirer speaker I ever heard in the Theosophical Society.  
This is a personal opinion, that intends not to offend or minimize the importance of others.


--- On Wed, 10/8/08, sampsakuukasjarvi <> wrote:
From: sampsakuukasjarvi <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Future of TS
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 4:17 AM

            It is true that Warwick Key's position is unclear. We can see that he 

nominated Algeo in the election, but that doesn't have to make 

him "Algeoan" (spelling?). We all should think independently. Like 

many others, I myself support changes to be made, but oppose removing 

the direct vote.

I think Erica said wise words about non-political nature of the TS. 

It is also true that concentrating into producing inspiring 

literature is more important than changin the international rules.

But I disagree with Erica that Radha is the only leader who can 

inspire members. To claim this is an attachment. We have heard this 

song in the TS at least a decade too long; we need fresh blood. Come 

on, Erica, do you want that she will be presidential candidate again 

after seven years if she is still alive and 91 years old 

then "because there are no others"?

There ARE younger international people who could lead the TS, but 

they should be encouraged to step forward: Vicente Hao Chin Jr., 

Pedro Oliveira, and Terezinha Kind, for example.

The main problem in the TS is the wrong attitude which opposes 

changes. There is a big mental wall which prevents free discussion 

and changing old people away and I am afraid that Radha is one reason 

for that; her being still the head of the TS and head of the Esoteric 

School. Because of her positions, members dare not to oppose her and 

her ideas in public.

It is good that leaders are noticing the importance of the internet. 

The Adyar web pages are at this moment updated and much better than a 

year ago.

As for modernizising our literature, I think Algeo has done a 

remarkable work with his Oz and Harry Potter writings, for example. 

Of course much more must be done in order to get young people's 


How about "The Theosophist" ? It should be modernizised, too. It is 

not at all a modern magazine. Articles are uncritical towards the 

theosophical history and much too long to read and there are no 

pictures. Media theories say that readers are not able to read over 

four pages long texts fluently; so why are there 6-10 pages long 

articles in this magazine? Long texts belong to books, not magazines. 

Instead, "The Theosophical Digest" by the TS in the Philippines is a 

very nice modern magazine.





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