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Re: [theos-l] TS - Current Condition - Comments by a well-known member

Nov 29, 2008 07:31 PM
by MKR

I too am wondering how she was motivated to write the article especially at
a time ordinary members do not know about what else may be going on in
secrecy in the GC.

Also for someone who resides in Krotona to come out and comment is unusual.

I have sent a copy of my original post to her for info.


On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 7:17 PM, <> wrote:

>    Shirley is not a person normally given to any public statements so I'm
> not surprised that she was not forthcoming earlier.  The fact that she wrote
> this is quite unusual.
> Chuck the Heretic
>  In a message dated 11/29/2008 2:22:51 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> writes:
>   In the recent Messenger (official supplement to the Quest Magazine),
> Shirley J Nicholson writes:
> "..the downside of independent thinking can lead to dissension and
> disharmony" and "During normal times in the TS, the tension between these
> two concepts is not so great. But occasionally, as in the recent election,
> there are strong feelings about what is best for the Society. Such a
> conflict world-wide can develop into a split among Theosophists that can
> lead a split in the Society. This has happened more than once in the history
> of the TS."
> Shirley is a well-respected and highly regarded long-time member of TS and
> currently Executive Vice President of Krotona Institute of Theosophy.
> It makes me wonder if she has been following what has been going on in the
> international election since last December. Early in the campaign, members
> were provided with inaccurate and possibly misleading information regarding
> the mental and physical health of Radha Burnier for the purpose of defeating
> her in the election.
> As all of you know, later three highly reputed and well regarded physicians
> from two continents (one physician is also a highly regarded long time
> member and General Secretary of Slovenia) declared her fit. Even with this
> incontrovertible fact, this information was not passed on to the voting
> members to keep the members with no access to Internet informed.  In all
> fairness and justice, this should have been done.
> Of course, all of us here were kept current minute by minute on the facts.
> (I am copying this msg to Shirley and hope she subscribes to this maillist
> to keep abreast of the TS developments.)
> Also, soon after the election, we were surprised by the ultra secret
> proposal by a small group of GC members to speedily disenfranchise all of us
> and this group to speedily seize the control of the presidency and make the
> president a puppet. Even now,  we are all kept in the dark about what is
> going on behind the scenes and what else is being cooked by the GC members
> behind the scenes. None of them is talking. Having observed what has
> happened since last December, silence is not peace. Are we having a calm
> before the storm? I do not know. Many be a clairvoyant can help.
> One wonders why people like Shirley have been silent when  injustice was
> going on and attempts were in foot to disenfranchise all of us and a small
> group attempting to seize control of TS.
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