Brotherhood between Theosophists today means—
“Don’t criticize me, or I’ll cry; or revoke your membership.”
The wealthy Section members are apathetic to the real situation of the Theosophical Society, and what goes on at Adyar, especially in regards to the lawsuits against the Adyar Section and Tim Boyd (the International and American Section President). Tim Boyd is said to be undemocratically holding his seat as the Society’s President, exceeding his term limits. New terms at Adyar were drawn up not so long ago, that essentially amount to, not being able to have any influence in the Theosophical Society, without being 1) old, 2) an ass-lick, or 3) a high member (a Co-Mason in garbs and robe). The subverted condition of the Theosophical Society still exists, while people like us, Dr. Veeravalli Raghavan, Krishnaphani (a long time member that was kicked out of the Theosophical Society), among others involved in the drama, or the lawsuits. The interests of the members have no concern within the Adyar Theosophical Society’s hierarchical system, and if the American Section is also under it by the same President, then we can draw no other conclusion. The Theosophical Society, we say, as told to the editor of Theosophy News, has degenerated into a cult. Cults engage in these actions and attitudes. Due to the internet, we are capable of reaching many people, but because there is no strong internet bond, or connection between Theosophists, and one is disfavored from criticizing its direction, no improvements may amount from the fact, the Theosophist is incapable of drawing the same following and influence we see among similar organizations. There appears to be no real efforts, except in accruing wealth. The Theosophical Society’s website, e.g., asks you to make a Lifetime Payment, equal to one incarnation for $1,500. We argue, that the Theosophical Society’s $30 and $60 membership fee is not worth it. Spending $60 a year for membership in exchange for underwhelming monthly pamphlets akin to the Watchtower Jehovah Witnesses on Karma, Reincarnation, and Love is hardly the idea H.P.B. and her colleagues had in mind. Yet, the membership is the only gateway to retake the Theosophical Society, except for the complication of the Society’s new terms and its current broken, or undemocratic election process. This should not distress you. It should anger you, and call you to action. The membership is getting older, not younger.
And they’re boring youth to death. The 1,500 one incarnation membership fee is laughable.
I have seen chain emails, and known about certain controversy. I would fight for the Theosophical Society, unlike those in the past, who found it simple, whenever there was trouble to go and splinter-off, or quit in disgust. While understandable, in the end, this ultimately did not help THEOSOPHISTS. Despite the significance of Theosophy, which we know is very significant, we remain an enigma. The public finds us uninteresting, and yet, so many of our subjects are superficially sprinkled throughout their literature and films, which they rave madly over. Why have we been so incapable of connecting with them, and speaking on their terms? Are the unsettled lawsuits against the Theosophical Society the ravings of jealous and trolling past Theosophical Members, or is the disgust too much, as seen in the past with other notable bloggers who decided to entirely quit, and give up on Theosophy and the Society?
Is this the only option for you and I?
Rather than address it to me, as one with the answers, what would be your solution? I am curious. Also, if you are a member, have you ever experienced a most untheosophical encounter with another member, or (so-called) high member? Is there anything you have seen within this organization, that is opposite of the original purposes — Pre-Besantian influence? Only cowards fear the abuse from members. We will fight back, if their members engage in abuse of you, and they can do nothing to our comment section.
Those who seek justice, or to fix this insane condition are welcomed to free speech and to congregate.
“NIGHT BEFORE LAST I WAS SHOWN A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETIES. I SAW A FEW EARNEST RELIABLE THEOSOPHISTS IN A DEATH STRUGGLE WITH THE WORLD IN GENERAL AND WITH OTHER – NOMINAL AND AMBITIOUS – THEOSOPHISTS. THE FORMER ARE GREATER IN NUMBER THAN YOU MAY THINK, AND THEY PREVAILED – AS YOU IN AMERICA WILL PREVAIL, IF YOU ONLY REMAIN STANCH TO THE MASTER’S PROGRAMME AND TRUE TO YOURSELVES.AND LAST NIGHT I SAW (…) THE DEFENDING FORCES HAVE TO BE JUDICIOUSLY – SO SCANTY ARE THEY – DISTRIBUTED OVER THE GLOBE WHEREVER THEOSOPHY IS STRUGGLING WITH THE POWERS OF DARKNESS.” (HELENA BLAVATSKY, LUCIFER MAG., JUNE, 1891, or see HELENA P. BLAVATSKY’S BIRD’S EYE VIEW, 1891)