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Re: Theos-World Membership Numbers in TSA Speak

May 31, 2009 10:41 AM
by Augoeides-222

Might I suggest reading "Hamlets Mill - An Essay on Myth & The Frame of Time" Authors Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend, 1969 Lib. of congress # 69 - 13267, 505p. 

One of the things I got from this book was that people not in touch with present time realities are ground into flour by the Mill of Hamlet as change is inexorable like a tsunami wave. Stand on the beach resolute and firm and shout at it to go away as it rolls over us lol! 


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Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 7:02:40 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Theos-World Membership Numbers in TSA Speak 

Membership Numbers in TSA Speak 
Talk of leaders from the USA after last years' election in which the 
candidate from the USA did not win, has centered on the need to change the 
international rules and the ill fated attempt to change them to seize 
control of the appointment of the president by the GC by secretly 
disenfranchising the members world-wide. The GC members (especially from 
small sections) are the ones who will benefit by making the international 
president a puppet of a handful of GC members. Thanks for the good luck of 
TS and its members, the plan was discovered in time and with the help of 
Internet, members became aware and enraged at what the leaders are upto. 
The real big elephant in the room is the poor member recruitment and 
retention outside India. I just looked up the member statistics. Thanks to 
Tillett's thesis, because the annual reports are hard to find, and no one 
knows why. 
Here are the figures for the USA in 1912 and 1913. They are 3368 and 4145. 
The current count is around 4000. So, in spite of the increase in population 
over nearly a century, the lack of growth says that something is seriously 
wrong. We may have a number of retired professors, academics, scholars, and 
daily meditators active in the TSA leadership, but the statistics speaks for 
TS is organized with full autonomy at lodge and section levels. So, 
responsibility for the poor numbers falls squarely on the leaders in the TSA 
in the recent decades. They may be talking the talk, but totally ineffective 
on the bottom line. 
On the other hand, the membership in India is steadily growing and this 
confirms the wise decision taken by the Inner Founders to move TS to India 
from the USA at a time when travel and living conditions in India were very 
So the Indian section must be doing something right and the West can learn 
some lessons from India. No one in the West seems to be interested. In the 
circumstances, the Indians can legitimately view the rules change move by 
leaders from the West as simply an end run trying to reduce the voting 
influence of the Indian members and marginalize the importance of the 
It is time that independent thinking members see the facts as they are and 
understand what is going on and what is at stake for TS and its members. It 
is the indifference of members that seems to have lead to the current state 
of affairs after the ill fated attempt to defeat the sitting president by 
alleging that she is sick, both mentally and physically, which seems to 
continue even today. 
Let us all wake up and be vigilant. Let us talk about these issues when we 
get together with our theosophical friends. Such discussions will result in 
a change in priorities and only then we will see constructive results. 

There is no religion higher than Truth 

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