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

Dec 19, 2008 08:51 AM
by MKR

First I heard on the Internet (where else do you get uptodate reliable info)
about Linda being a potential future international leader/appointee was a
decade ago from a member in NZ and at first I mistook it to be Pedro.

Obviously she must have impressed everyone by her work and it is commendable
that she and Pedro have moved to Adyar and live there and work full time.

You are right about her age and she is definitely not an octogenerian!

Let us all hope and pray that everything works out for the best for them, TS
and theosophy.


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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