Re: Theos-World Who is this mysterious S T Adelante?
Nov 22, 2009 11:07 PM
by Leon Maurer
In ULT publications, and lectures, it's a policy not to sign the
articles or give out the names of the lecturers -- since theosophy
teachings must stand on their own, and there should be no reliance on
the authority, reputation or expertise of the writer/speaker. If the
unknown writer's or lecturer's identity is a mystery, then his
writings or talks can be evaluated on its content alone, not on his
name or reputation.
In the case of Adelante, we might assume he may be following those
rules and remaining anonymous -- which is in total accord with HPB's
teachings, and was used by William Q. Judge in many of his stories,
lectures and articles. His real name only appeared on such works
after he died, when students published his writings and lectures.
Although, he did use his name on most of his books.
Judging by his postings, it's apparent that S.T. Adelante is a
student of HPB, and respects those closest to her original teachings
and foundation of the original TS in America.
On Nov 22, 2009, at 11/22/092:26 AM, MKR wrote:
Who is this mysterious S T Adelante?
Some months ago, I received a email from one S T Adelante who is the
administrator of a quaint website which is supposed to address
theosophy’s future. In response I sent a email part of which I quote:
“I am not familiar with your name. I see you have an UK email address
and I suppose you are from that region. Which Lodge do you belong to
and what are your specific areas of interest? Do you hold any offices
in the TS?”
Adelante has not responded till today. I just read in a short article
on Internet regarding this person’s identity. The article says “The
persons in charge of Theosophy Forward do not say in their website who
they are, contrary to what is usual. The website manager uses the
pseudonym “ST Adelante”, and when some people asked for the identity
of the responsible of the website, the answer was: “It is not
necessary to know the people who are in charge”“”.
This is really strange coming from anyone interested in theosophy. The
number of active theosophists worldwide is quite minuscule. Hence it
is impossible to hide one’s identity unless they use a pseudonym. In
the Internet forums, in the past, some theosophists have used
pseudonyms to avoid taking personal responsibility for their
statements in Internet. But, in time, their identities were discovered
to their public embarrassment.
I did some research about the website. It is registered with one Hans
Kind of Kind Internet Services in Netherland as the administrative
contact. Late last year, I got a confirmation that one Jan Nicolaas
Kind was involved in it. Googling Kind and theosophy, one comes across
Terezinha Franca Kind who is a General Council member and one of the
nominators of John Algeo in the last Presidential Election. It is my
understanding that he and Terezinha are related.
The mystery is deepening. We do not know if Adelante is the pseudonym
of Jan or Terezinha or that of some one else who dares not put his/her
own real name. It is not uncommon for some people to protect their
good name to operate either under a pseudonym or use others as a
front. Any way one day truth will come out and then we can all come to
our own conclusions.
Anyone knows more about this mysterious Adelante???
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