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Re: Mail Order Theosophy

Jun 18, 1996 08:29 PM
by Bjorn Roxendal

At 05:54 PM 6/18/96 -0400, you wrote:
>The current trend is that there are more un attached members than
>members attached to lodges, branches and study centers. If this trend
>continues, it is very likely that more and more of the lodges and
>branches will get shut down and TSA can sell the property and take
>over the assets and there will be no incentive to restart any of these
>lodges or branches or study centers. The logical conclusion is that
>finally we will have most members as members at large and business
>transacted via mail order. Much different than what was envisioned by
>the Founders.
>Can anyone tell me why this scenario is not likely?

It seems very likely. Theosophy seems to have very little to offer today
except to keep publishing theosophical writings, primarily the early ones.
This in itself is certainly a good thing to do, but there isn't much of a
dynamic impulse working through T to affect the world anymore. And I don't
see it coming back as a vital ingredients in this activity. T is like a
burnt out rocket engine - it gave the rocket a lot of impetus, and now
something else has to take over.


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