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Re: theos-talk Re: Einstein Archives Online - Can theosophists and TS organizations learn a lesson

Apr 01, 2012 07:14 PM
by Cass Silva


I listed with them, but had my post rejected because it didn't fit the criteria, so gave it away.
Cass



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> From: Jacques M <jacmahnich@2aTg8r5xiGOrB183hKKRgy_y-1NmG6K_7qsWaDQj4tW512qbrFMojd9e-HZp0Py5v3MgQjCEyxHdIGe3byZU.yahoo.invalid>
>To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com 
>Sent: Saturday, 24 March 2012 8:31 AM
>Subject: theos-talk Re: Einstein Archives Online - Can theosophists and TS organizations learn a lesson
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>MKR wrote : "An effort is under way in the setup of a ning site at www.theosophy.net,
>mainly the brain child of a theosophist and a handful of supporters. It is
>independent and outside of the control of any organization and currently
>has nearly 1,000 members. The momentum is there and is going to pickup."
>
>To be independant and outside of the control of any organization is a good thing, but it must be known that this new "organization" considers HPB as a liar and reject all her teachings.
>
>--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
>>
>> With Internet, power is shifting from organizations to individuals or small
>> groups.
>> 
>> With very old leaders in key decision making positions and lacking
>> understanding current technology and their tremendous potential, it is time
>> for individuals to take the lead in spreading theosophy among the masses.
>> 
>> An effort is under way in the setup of a ning site at www.theosophy.net,
>> mainly the brain child of a theosophist and a handful of supporters. It is
>> independent and outside of the control of any organization and currently
>> has nearly 1,000 members. The momentum is there and is going to pickup.
>> 
>> Also there is a site on facebook which has a lot of visitors and I am very
>> upbeat about the future growth.  Recently there was a suggestion from a
>> theosophist in India that a Hindi site be established as well. Let us see
>> how things develop.
>> 
>> MKR
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM, vimal <vimal_b@...> wrote:
>> 
>> > **
>> >
>> >
>> > This sounds perfectly sane.Its not only natural calamaties but also the
>> > fact that some precious books and documents lie in Adyar,subject to the
>> > damp hot and saline atmosphere of the sea coast..All these precious books
>> > should be digitised and openly available.
>> >
>> > Another thing that always puzzles me is why is theosophical knowledge
>> > spread only among theosophists. How come one never hears of talks in non
>> > theosophical groups?
>> >
>> > Its time an online signature campaign started outlining concrete steps to
>> > take to make the theosophic knowledge more easily accessible to the world
>> > at large.
>> >
>> > There are many people out there who would greatly benifit from a clear
>> > understanding of the evolution and what is our role in it.
>> >
>> > I think in the process of keeping the 'traditions' of the last century
>> > alive, the society has become the antithesis of what it set out to destroy
>> > in the first place-a center of ego-centricity where preserving itself
>> > became more important than growing and evolving. Hence the decline and
>> > disillusionment amongst so many truth seekers and people who cn see things
>> > in context of the world at large.
>> >
>> > If evolution is the key,why hasn't the society evolved?
>> >
>> > d thc the n In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Recently, the Albert Einstein archives announced the public access to the
>> > > scanned archives and should be commended. What the archives has done is a
>> > > pointer to much of the materials kept by libraries and private
>> > collections.
>> > >
>> > > <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401959,00.asp>
>> > >
>> > > Firstly, preserving original paper documents from degradation due to the
>> > > quality of originals as well as degradation due to exposure to wide range
>> > > of weather conditions. Current digital technology combined with
>> > world-wide
>> > > access to Internet offers a cost effective solution to the preservation
>> > of
>> > > valuable historical materials. Even if the originals are lost due to
>> > > natural causes - earthquake, fire, flood, theft etc. digital copies
>> > > preserve them for the future generations. Even when storage technology
>> > > changes, keeping up with them is quite easy since the conversion will be
>> > > automatic computer controlled.
>> > >
>> > > Theosophical organizations world-wide have large collection which can
>> > > benefit future researchers and historians and even theosophical students.
>> > > This is especially true of historical material during the days of HPB and
>> > > Olcott and others. There has not been any public information about
>> > current
>> > > steps taken to prevent loss of these valuable materials, nor of any plans
>> > > to preserve them for the future generations in the light of current
>> > digital
>> > > technology.
>> > >
>> > > Without conversion to digital media, in due course most of the valuable
>> > > materials can be lost for posterity. In the grapevine there has been talk
>> > > about the reluctance of individuals who have historical materials to
>> > donate
>> > > them to theosophical organizations due to two reasons. First is the long
>> > > run preservation and secondly access controlled by the whims of leaders
>> > > with their own fears and agenda.
>> > >
>> > > Theosophical organizations are yet to understand and make full use of
>> > > modern digital and communication advances. These tools need not be feared
>> > > about. They are indispensable for digital storage and distribution.
>> > >
>> > > I hope leaders will open up their eyes and move fast on this question.
>> > > Failure to move fast cannot help theosophy or theosophical organizations.
>> > >
>> > > MKR
>> > >
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