10th Anniversary of theos-talk
Sep 15, 2010 08:45 AM
Today, theos-talk at yahoo groups celebrates its 10th anniversary. In the
Internet world, 10 years is a long time and the foresight of Eldon in
setting it up and what it has contributed to the theosophical movement is
priceless. He has earned very good Karma for it.
The list has world-wide membership from various theosophical organizations
and many who do not belong to any. It is dynamic in that it operates round
the clock and all year round and everyone knows the velocity of the traffic
when important issues are discussed.
We should thank many active members have devoted a lot of their personal
time and resources to post messages and engage in discussions, and we should
not overlook the critical contributions and support of the sizeable majority
of lurkers. For every subscriber, it is very likely that 10 to 20 others
keep up with what goes on here. Theosophical organizations and theosophical
leaders are known to monitor the activity here and that shows the attention
paid to what is discussed here and it is very good for the theosophical
The message traffic in the list has made very valuable contribution to the
historical, philosophical, and organizational aspects of the theosophical
movement. The archives, which are public, speak for itself.
Browsing the archives would convince anyone that it has historical
information which you will not find any where else. Also there are a lot of
philosophical discussion messages which help theosophical students.
First time that the Internet maillists came to the forefront of
organizational matters was when changes were made to the bylaws of the TS
American Section and it gave a taste of its role in informing readers about
Next major role it played was during the last International President
Elections. Many members are of the opinion that the greatest crisis that TS
(Adyar) has faced since the Leadbeater crisis, is the recent election. While
a very clever well oiled, organized and coordinated attempt was made to
defeat the re-election of the sitting President, theos-talk played the key
role of distributing information to members world-wide so that well informed
members exercise their votes based on them.
When the attempt to defeat the sitting President did not succeed, an ultra
secret attempt was made to disenfranchise all members in the election of the
International President, and its early discovery and dissemination to
shocked membership defeated the attempt. Had the attempt succeeded, no one
can imagine what the future would have been for the TS. Theos-talk can take
full credit for timely and quick dissemination of this attempted
The forgoing facts puts everyone on notice that any secret maneuvering
schemes affecting theosophical organizations and movement developed secretly
behind the scenes are bound to be discovered and get broadcast to the world,
since theos-talk is outside the control of all organizations.
Internet is becoming the medium of choice for communication and distribution
of news and information. And we can expect Internet to help theosophical
movement in ways no one can imagine today.
There is no religion higher than Truth
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