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Re: Theos-World Krotona

May 22, 2010 08:12 AM
by Drpsionic

20 years ago we were making jokes about the Krotonans and their diet of  
prunes and pickle juice.  Nothing seems to have changed very much.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 5/21/2010 11:18:43 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


When Krotona was established in Ojai, CA, Annie Besant  envisoned a vibrant
very active center with dedicated young theosophists  working to support the
American Section. Anyone interested in learning more  details can find them
in some of the books on Krotona.

Recently a  friend who visited Krotona gave the impression that it looks 
like a  retirement community where most residents are really, really old.

In  addition, I recently learnt that the resident head, who I believe is in
her  mid eighties, is running the place from an assisted living  place,
recovering from some falls. All our thoughts and good wishes for a  speedy
recovery goes to her.

While we all appreciate the dedication  and sacrifice of the Krotona
residents for theosophy and TSA, the old age  of the residents does not bode
well for a vibrant future. Historically, all  upcoming and growing
org_anizations are led by middle aged or younger men  and women and when we
see younger leadership, one can be confident that  there is a bright future
in store.

Aged leadership world-wide in  theosophy has been discussed in this forum 
elsewhere. While there is  much talk about the esoteric and unseen world, I
am not sure the leadership  around the world is keenly aware of the age
problem and we are yet to see a  concerted effort to identify and groom
promising young leaders.

Aged  leadership has also contributed to lack of recognition of the leading
edge  communication tools currently available because of the growth of use  
Internet. Since the majority of the consumers of the modern tools  are
younger generation, the Internet technology has to be tapped quickly so  
theosophy can reach younger generation.


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