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ITC conference

Aug 11, 2012 03:46 PM
by Rose


Just an FYI the International Theosophical Conference this year at the Olcott center in Wheaton IL, is live streaming at www.theosophical.org

MKR <mkr777@gmail.com> wrote:

>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 www.theosophy.net 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.
>
>MKR
>
>On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM, M. Sufilight
><global-theosophy@stofanet.dk>wrote:
>
>> **
>>
>>
>> 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:
>> http://theosophical.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network";
>>
>> 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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>>
>>  
>>
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