The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
Who Will Believe It?
Even if the
presidential election is correct and above board,
the confidence in the
General Council has fallen so low
that members wonít
the General Council never says anything but if it did, very few would now
believe what it said.
A few traditional Adyar Theosophical
Society diehards are no doubt determined to convince themselves that the
current presidential election is all correct and above board, but beyond that,
many have no confidence in the ability of the General Council to deliver a fair
election, untainted by electoral irregularities. The fact that allegations have
been made is a clear indicator that the General Council has completely lost
control of the Societyís affairs and no longer functions as a governing body.
All power has now been ceded to vested interests within the Society, and this
transfer has taken place under the noses of the paralysed General Council. The
future president will be a product of the General Council which has reduced his
role to a powerless figurehead, and both presidential candidates have
compounded the problem by adhering to the General Councilís instructions on
Many safeguards could have been put in
place to ensure the correctness of this election, and to ensure that it is seen
to be correct. The level of secrecy in itself has been enough to destroy
confidence even before the allegations of irregularities emerged. There is no
attempt to investigate the allegations or even restore confidence, and even as
the completed ballot papers come in, there is no independent audit and scrutiny
of the papers to expose any possible irregularities. It now appears that the
General Council would rather permit a bent election than face up to the
difficult task of running it properly. The emergence of allegations of election
irregularities is only one of the awkward issues that the General Council are
keeping quiet about, and many are worried about the number of issues that are
Back in 2008, the General Council tried to
cheat the members out of the right to vote, and in 2014, it is cheating the
members out of a fair election by its silence and ineffectiveness. The primary
interest of the General Council is self serving preservation of status and
privilege against the power of the vested interests that it has allowed to take
over the Society. The situation regarding control of the Society is reaching an
end game in which the members will lose all control of the Society forever. The
self serving interests of the General Council could not be further from the
interests of the members that it is supposed to represent, and this is the main
reason that the members are told nothing.
As the members now have no control over
the Adyar Headquarters through their elected representatives, it is reasonable
for them to insist that no portion of membership remittances is sent beyond
individual sections. Keeping the money at home rather than throwing it blindly
into Adyar, with no benefit, certainly seems to have support in the American and
Australian sections. Even before this election period, support for Adyar was
dwindling amongst the membership, and information about family jobs at Adyar,
the bullying of staff, the reference to members as ďBALLASTĒ,
and the dismissive treatment of General Council members by the Adyar
controllers,† has made clear the extent
to which members are being ripped off.
The two presidential candidates were
hardly known to members at the start of the election period and have
successfully established themselves as cardboard figures with no leadership
credentials. Silence and compliance cannot be regarded as leadership traits and
the willingness of both candidates to keep silent can only indicate that they
were chosen as stooges. If the candidates are showing no leadership qualities
now, then it is hard to see either of them mutating into dynamic leaders after
election. In fact, members can now expect the opposite.
Members are now realising that there is
no point in supporting this scam and pressure on section leaders to keep
remittance money within the section is starting to build. The General Council
has lost control and is no longer capable of responding to events. It is now
only a matter of time before the Adyar Theosophical Society breaks up.
Posted April 11th† 2014
Theosophy News Board
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Theosophical Society Issues
The Tekels Park
A family has been evicted from their home at Tekels Park
a Tekels Park Estate Limited director wanted to live in
The Future ? of
Adyar Theosophical Society
Will there be an Adyar Free Future?
Adyarís Slightly International Convention
President of Nothing
Membership Decline Ė The
Elephant in the Room
The True Status of the
Adyar Theosophical Society Members
The Voice of Stagnation
Tekels Park & Dead Animals
An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper
Suggestion for the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society
International Presidential Election
A Society Without Members
Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election Invalid?
Radha Burnier Employment
Radha Burnierís policy of allocating jobs to members of her own
family turned the
Adyar Headquarters into the family firm.
How many suitable
applicants were discounted so that
could give a job to a family member?
Donít Just Do Nothing
of decline and stagnation leading the
Theosophical Society to the verge of evaporation
the leadership have so far shown no
sign of coming up
with a strategy for ensuring the
the Society as a unified body.
Adyar, the Sole Purpose of Adyar
Theyíll Knock Adyar Down?
Save Radhaís House
Revealing that the
Adyar eliteís stately home is under threat
land purchase and can be saved by convincing the
it is in fact an international headquarters (if true)
may have given
the Theosophical Society members a brilliant
get Adyar off their backs.
If not true then
it looks like blackmail
Ignore the Voters
and Get Elected
An overview of
the Adyar Theosophical Society
What an Insult to Members
to vote for candidates while withholding
information indicates an utter contempt by
for the general membership
of the Tekels Park Deer
Here is a link to a short film of the
Tekels Park Deer
posted by a Camberley resident.
Everyone opposed to the killing of
the Tekels Park animals
will want to see this.
International Election Protocol
This is only an idea
for consideration but if the Theosophical elite
continue to treat
the members with the current levels of indifference and
contempt for the
duration of this election then the Adyar Theosophical
Society will be
an empty shell by the time it is completed.
The secrecy with
which the Adyar Theosophical Society
conducts the Societyís affairs is legendary.
Is this secrecy
for its own sake or are some serious
suppressed and kept beyond discussion?
Banging the Drum for Theosophy
Looking forward to the post Adyar era
Burnier Town Hall
Family control of
Adyar has reduced the members
of the General
Council to the status of town hall officials.
Silence by elected management cheats
the members out of participating in
running of their own organisation
Keeping the International Headquarters at
It may not be
The International President
The General Council
An idea for
What is Behind the
Theosophical Society ruling elite denies
members the right
to be consulted on issues and the
ability to convey
their views directly to the leadership.
Why does the
leadership of an organisation
treat its members
like this in the modern era?
Towards a New Model for Theosophy
Theosophical Society Leadership
itself within a cult of superiority
while the Society
evaporates around it.
Society can survive but not
in the current
Choose a Stooge
When the Issues
Is this what is
on offer to the Adyar Theosophical
members from a ruling elite
that has a
different agenda from that of the Society?
SHUT UP & VOTE
This election is
really inconvenient for the
leadership, isnít it?
Why are the
members being hustled into blind
What are the
leadershipís post-election plans?
Members No Longer Members
of their Own Society
in the presidency, during which
discussed, is the only course of action
with a chance of
saving the Adyar Theosophical
Society as a
Now Hereís Something Worth
Keeping Quiet About
Are there plans
to sell Adyar without
Is There Hidden
shutdown combined with a total
suggests a serious hidden issue
and an intense
fear of revealing it.
Control Adyar or
You Control Nothing
Is the self
imposed isolation of the General Council effectively
resignation as they have found, after the death of
that establishing control of Adyar is too difficult?
Well Done! CVK Maithreya
Killing the Adyar Theosophical Society.
The presidential candidates
are as much victims of the
silence rule as are the members.
The silence rule
also seeks to establish General Council
control over the
Make Way for the Messiahs
Have the Esoteric
Section and the
merged into one body?
Does Silence Mean
for the Adyar Theosophical Society?
CVK Maithreya presented
plans for the future, in
General Council instructions.
of discussion mean that the
Theosophical Society doesnít have a future?
Accountable Leadership Urgently Required
Council has abused its power
by putting itself
A new leadership
is needed, and fast.
No replies to
Do the members
still have a Society?
Those who have
kept the Society time warped
in the 1930s now
have the task of introducing
reform and they
obviously donít want to do it.
Beggars at the Door
Left sitting out
in the cold and starved of information,
realise how the General Council regards them
Why not include this picture in any information
request to General Council
officers as an indication
of how members feel they are being treated.
Or just send the picture anyway.
From The Top Down
Theosophical Society is decades
out of date and
desperately in need of reform
getting rid of a leadership that
refuses to be
accountable to the members.
Who Owns Adyar?
The Royal Court of Radha Burnier
General Council Meeting 2013
Making it a bit obvious arenít you?
Disgraceful Treatment of an
A woman sacked
and evicted for complaining.
Given 13 days to
get out of her home.
The Preethi Muthiah Letters
Tell A Very Sad Tale
About General Council Meetings
Looks like there
has been some attempt
by a General
Council member to promote
reform within the
2012 Meeting Minutes
Make Your Wife
Adyar Internal Problems
that the General Council
Is Adyar Still The Headquarters?
Or why donít you
to recover Adyar
for the members?
Good Campaign Pitch, Mr Singhal
Adyar Prepares for the Break-Up
Profile of Adyar
From a Victim
Adyar Family Appointment
A Job for Your Daughter
Another Family Power Appointment
For your Daughter
By Singapore Lodge
Triumph of the Weak
Donít expect the General
to do anything if
the election is bent
Adyar Job News
You donít need a
You donít need a
If your nameís
Itís job number
No Stand For
An appraisal of the General Councilís commitment
to maintaining the Adyar Theosophical Society
as a democratic body
But Vote Anyway
Nobody sees it, Nobody hears from it
Is it hiding somewhere? Does it exist?
Havenít members been cheated for long enough?
Long Tradition of
Preethi Muthiah has highlighted an endemic problem at
which the General Council has ignored for many years.
There are still no plans implement a grievance procedure
Anti-bullying policy at Adyar.
Of lady over 70 from her job at Adyar
True Purpose of the
What the paying members want has little to do with
this election, as the silence and lack of information
The real purpose of this election is for the General
to deliver the candidate that the Adyar ruling elite
What Makes this
After the Election
Was Your Vote
Was your vote forwarded to Adyar?
Was the election actually held?
Against a background of silence, a court case and
allegations of irregularities, these are fair
Not Being at Adyar
Well, itís much easier than being a real president
Democracy in the Adyar
Is That All?
Right To Complain
Well, what can you expect in an organisation where
the leadership regards the membership as ballast
Doubts about the integrity of the
unresolved, rendering the result invalid.
A Private Function
The Ballast now know
their true status
While the President Creeps into Office
Itís Silence as Usual
By the Adyar Theosophical Society ruling elite.
No hurry to prove the election result
But a real hurry to get the president installed
Who Can Support
The Leadership Now?
Shut Up & Pay
The Adyar Theosophical Society has become
a multi-level marketing operation
Doubts about the election result will
make the Presidentís job impossible.
Adyar & the US each have
Half a President
The White Lotus
President uses White Lotus Day
as a personal platform.
What was the inauguration for?
Ask Me Anything
Thatís the clear
message from the
President to the members.
Is this the
Great Wheaton Rip-Off?
arise over allocation of Wheaton
resources by a
two job president
Master of the Small Event
Launches New Presidency
The Adyar Payments Scam
The 2014 Election
Council was confronted with considerable
evidence that the
election was bent but just stood there
and let it go
Links to other
The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society
"There is no
religion higher than truth!"
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