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Re: theos-talk "The Theosophical Community" forum is closing down

Aug 09, 2012 02:46 PM
by MKR

One of the areas where TS has been badly behind the curve is the use of
Internet as a tool of communication. Many of us remember the still-birth of
the TSA mailing list years ago. When the ning site was setup, initially it
was open and later it was restricted to members. When this was done, many
were wondering what was the objective of keeping it closed.

Openness is the life blood of Internet. Membership has been going down
South with no end in sight. The membership dues has been increasing, with
all activities centered in Wheaton. There is also the frequent solicitation
for donations.

Until Internet is effectively used as a tool of communication -
multi-directional - one is unlikely to see expansion of the awareness of
theosophical doctrines thru TS as well as expansion of membership.

I am glad that at least there are alternatives in the Internet for
theosophists. We have theos-talk and theos-L and ning
site. All of them are independent in that they do not receive any financial
support, directly or indirectly, and not under the control of any
organization and are run by voluntary volunteers. The shutting down of the
theosophical community will help participants to move to these forums for
their discussion.


On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM, M. Sufilight

> **
> Dear friends
> I just got the following message today:
> The Theosophical Community
> "In May of 2008, The Theosophical Community was opened up to the public
> and has stood for four years as a place for Theosophists of all stripes,
> regardless of organizational affiliation or lack thereof. The years have
> seen their ups and downs, their ebbs and flows, but overall the site has
> been a favorite place for some to congregate online to discuss Theosophy
> and related subjects.
> However, this announcement is to let all members of The Theosophical
> Community know that as of August 11h, 2012, the site will be shut down.
> You can still interact with the TSA and others at the TSA Facebook Page.
> You may also be interested in some of our Online Programs, including
> virtual classes and webinars.
> The former moderator of this site has opened a new site, Theosophy Nexus,
> from which the Secret Doctrine Study Group originally begun here will be
> continued along with other groups and discussions.
> Visit The Theosophical Community at:
> I thank the group behind the forum for this email. Nice to know about it.
> Now about Theosophy Nexus Forum. Gerry Kiffe from The Theosophical
> Community wrote a few days back in the most friendly terms and suggested
> that I joined the Theosophy Nexus Forum. I sought to do that - but I was
> told by an unnamed person calling himsefl (hersefl) Paracelsus, that I am
> not welcomed at the forum - and I was suggested to participate at the
> Esoteric Online Forum.
> I wonder who is behind this forum and why they do not clearly state - who
> they allow to join and who they do not?
> M. Sufilight
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