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Re: Theos-World Re: A letter to TS General Council Members

Dec 18, 2008 02:21 PM
by MKR

Thanks for the info, Sampsa. I am sure members from many other Sections join
me in thanking you.

In the USA, members are kept in total darkness about the GC, its members,
its agenda, its decisions. This has been so for decades. I suppose this may
be the case with other sections as well.

In the light of what was going on since last December, members cannot be
complacent. Everyone has to be vigilant so that we are not surprised or
shocked by any decisions coming from GC, because we will never know who is
behind what decisions and what the stated reasons and what are the unstated
reasons are. Many times the unstated reasons may be more important than the
stated ones.

As I stated in my msg, in the minds of many members, the level of trust in
many leaders is very low at this time. I think that it is time that the
leaders start building the trust, otherwise they will fail as leaders. This
is going to take years. This also demands, true transparency in all


On 12/18/08, sampsakuukasjarvi <> wrote:
>   MKR wrote here about the annual meeting of the General Council, which
> takes place at Adyar very soon. In my understanding we don't have to
> worry about the decisions on the rule amendments, because we have
> heard that they are not on the agenda.
> Also an other reason makes us breathe easier. The "rules expert" John
> Algeo (Betty Bland wrote something like this about him) cannot
> participate this meeting, because he is not an additional member of
> the GC anymore.
> The newest Theosophist of December 2008 writes that Mrs Linda
> Oliveira is the new International Vice-President of the Theosophical
> Society in place of Dr John Algeo since October 20. So the General
> Council elected her before its meeting.
> The official note of the same magazine also says that International
> Secretary Miss Mary Anderson resigned and left for England and
> Europe. We can speculate that these two changes (Anderson and Algeo)
> are due to the recent presidential elections and amendment polemics.
> I hope that all amendments will be discussed at Adyar openly without
> decicions and that discussions will be informed to all members.
> I can't find Linda's age anywhere on the net, but I think she must be
> between 50 and 60. This is what the Quest magazine, July-August 2007,
> writes:
> "Linda Oliveira joined the Theosophical Society in 1971, first as a
> member of Canberra Lodge and subsequently as a member of Blavatsky
> Lodge, Sydney. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the
> Australian National University, majoring in psychology and political
> science. In 1981, she was a student at the Krotona School of
> Theosophy in California, and also worked for a time at the national
> headquarters of the American section. Linda was a member of the
> General Council and has held the office of national president of the
> Theosophical Society in Australia since 2002. She believes deeply
> that a genuine exploration and understanding of the Wisdom teachings
> can provide an opportunity for human spiritual transformation, which
> is so badly needed in today's world."
> Congrats!
> Sampsa

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