The Future ? of
The Adyar Theosophical Society
I can understand
the dismay amongst established members at the prospect of the Adyar based
Theosophical Society breaking up but sadly I can't see it continuing in its
present form. Radha Burnier's leadership originated in a more deferential era
and she commanded a degree of loyalty at national section leadership level
which a future family member is unlikley to have and anyone else will have
difficulty working at Adyar. The level of involvement in the control of Adyar
by Radha Burnierís family has been a sensitive issue for years but loyalty to
Radha has prevented senior national officials from raising the matter and this
is about to change. The emergence of another family member as Radhaís successor
will lead to a conflict between the Adyar controllers and the national sections
that will break the Society, possibly splitting groups down to lodge level. The
more alert national sections and some lodges will probably already have
contingency plans in place for this eventuality but unfortunately, in some
instances, this may involve attempting to keep the news of the dispute from
I think that
something drastic will need to happen to hold the Adyar TS together. Hereditary
leadership and family control were always bound to lead to problems. I have
concluded that the current centralised hierarchical structure is obsolete and
that Adyar itself is moribund. Any attempt to regain control of Adyar by the
worldwide membership will be met with stiff resistance by those with a vested
interest and who see Adyar as their fiefdom. However, apart from maintaining
some notion of tradition or lineage, many now question the need to support
It is possible that
the Adyar TS can reinvent itself as loose alliance of independent groups with
no governing body or head. This would remove family control and the power
struggle at international level thus making those with international power
aspirations redundant and giving power back to ordinary members who are
currently told very little of what is happening in the Society. (Note that
some in the higher Theosophical Society echelons think that the ordinary
members shouldn't be allowed to vote for the president and that he/she should
be chosen by the elite inner circle / ruling junta.) International
activities could continue but Adyar would no longer be funded automatically by
the national societies. Control of Adyar has already been lost anyway and it
doesn't appear to give anything in return for the support given by ordinary
members. I do not include the Olcott School in this analogy.
The precise role of
the Adyar TS has been unclear for decades and its break up will lead many of
the newly independent Theosophical groups to consider their purpose and this
will put the study of Theosophy as defined by the writings of H P Blavatsky
firmly on the agenda as a core pursuit rather than as an optional extra. It is
even possible that a new Blavatsky movement may emerge which does not yield to
pressure to provide a platform for various opportunist New Age groups or
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Theosophical Society Issues
The Tekels Park Family Eviction
A family has been evicted from their home at Tekels
a Tekels Park Estate Limited director wanted to live
in their house.
President of Nothing
Membership Decline Ė The Elephant in the Room
The True Status of the
Adyar Theosophical Society Members
& Dead Animals
Itís a bit much to expect the Adyar
to allow the paying members to
In the running of their own
The Voice of Stagnation
Adyarís Slightly International Convention
Will there be an Adyar Free Future?
An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper
the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society
A Society Without Members
Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential
Radha Burnier Employment Services
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
disintegration, 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
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
Film of the Tekels Park Deer
Here is a link to
a short film of the Tekels Park Deer
posted by a
to the killing of the Tekels Park animals
will want to see
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
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.
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.
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?
presented plans for the future, in
General Council instructions.
of discussion mean that the
Society doesnít have a future?
Accountable Leadership Urgently
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,
members now 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
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 Minutes
Making it a bit obvious arenít you?
Section made a formal complaint to
Radha Burnier about
her victimisation of the Australian
at the 2011 General Council meeting.
Disgraceful Treatment of an Adyar Employee
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
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 Democracy
An appraisal of
the General Councilís commitment
the Adyar Theosophical Society
as a democratic
But Vote Anyway
A Society Without Leadership
Nobody sees it,
Nobody hears from it
Is it hiding
somewhere? Does it exist?
Who will Believe It?
Even if the
presidential election is correct and above board,
the confidence in
the General Council has fallen so low
wonít believe it.
been cheated for long enough?
Long Tradition of
has highlighted an endemic problem at Adyar,
which the General
Council has ignored for many years.
There are still
no plans implement a grievance procedure and
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 show.
The real purpose
of this election is for the General Council
to deliver the
candidate that the Adyar ruling elite wants.
What Makes this Election Invalid?
Was Your Vote Counted?
Was your vote
forwarded to Adyar?
Was the election
background of silence, a court case and
irregularities, these are fair questions.
Not Being at Adyar
Well, itís much
easier than being a real president
Democracy in the Adyar Theosophical Society
Is That All?
No Right To Complain
Well, what can
you expect in an organisation where
regards the membership as ballast
Doubts about the
integrity of the election
unresolved, rendering the result invalid.
A Private Function
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
Shut Up & Pay Up
Theosophical Society has become
Doubts about the
election result will
Presidentís job impossible.
Adyar & the
US each have
Half a President
The White Lotus Hi-Jack
White Lotus Day
as a personal
What was the
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
2014 Election Result?
The only option
Do It Again
safeguards this time
Secretary tells the Indian
that he is nominating
Tim Boyd Ė no
discussion Ė no consultation
Call for Emergency Meeting
January 24th 2014
With the unresolved
issues raised at that time,
clearly should not have gone ahead.
That Never Was
Tim Boyd airbrushes his rushed inauguration from history.
That Cannot be Ignored
Relating to the
conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election.
Chittaranjan Satapathy by South African
Secretary, Jack Hartmann on March 16th 2014
It becomes clear
that the election committee had
for misconduct but ignored it
Bent Election Result
Rubber Stamped by
Kesiraju calls on the governing body
to act as a
Call for Action
East and Central
As the Adyar
refuses to govern.
Raise the White Flag
Admit it General
Council, being the governing body of the
Theosophical Society is too difficult for you.
True to form, one
month has elapsed and
the President and
General Council have failed to
investigate Mr M
Kannanís allegations of bullying.
The 2014 Election
Council was confronted with considerable
evidence that the
election was bent but just stood there
and let it go
Should Members Recognise
A Leadership at War
with the Paying
of its Own
Ignore the Bullying
This is the clear message as the International
President and General Council ignore
bullying allegations at Adyar.
General Council Ignores Calls to
The Presidential Election Result
Pending an Enquiry
and a leadership unable to handle it
MONEY TO ADYAR?
Theosophical Society members should
read the posting
of 24th June 2014 before
allowing any of
their money to be sent to Adyar
The Great Giveaway
What right did
the General Council have to give away
control of the
Adyar Theosophical Society?
to other News Boards
The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society
"There is no
religion higher than truth!"
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