Re: Information Wanted
Jun 27, 1996 07:28 AM
thanks for sharing the information. recently I heard that the average age of
the residents at Krotona the US HQ of ES, is in upper 80's (yes eighties)
and with very minimal younger members coming in. If this trend continues,
there will not be many left when we are in 21st century.
It is sad to see one of the active sections TS (I mean British) is in such a
bad shape at the HQ level. I hope something drastically done to turn things
At 09:01 AM 6/27/96 -0400, you wrote:
>The Esoteric Section in England is a bit of a joke -
>apart from the fact that they have considerable assets.
>Recently we had a new "Secretary" for the esoteric section
>who discovered that a good many of the names on her list were
>of people who were actually dead! Still, perhaps being in the
>esoteric section means they can communicate with the dead!
>She is now conducting a recruiting drive - would you believe -
>as they existing membership appears to have an average age of
>Mind you, the same can be said of the TS itself, here in England,
>particularly the administration - where two members on the
>Executive Council of 15 are over eighty. It is the administration
>here in England which is rigid and concerned with political
>shenanigans, stifling the spiritual growth of the society.
>The same is not true of many of the lodges, scattered throughout
>the country. Some of them are very lively indeed and have a
>much younger membership. Many of them are talking about becoming
>independent groups rather than part of the whole TS in England.
>This may be just talk, and it may change when a new General
>Secretary is elected next year - depends who it is.
>That is, if there is a TS in England next year. The present
>administration have almost bankrupted the TS with their
>incompetence. The trouble is most of them have no knowledge of
>business or finance and they have continually made the wrong
>decisions with their investments. The other problem they have
>inherited - not their fault - is an unwieldy headquarters building
>which is expensive to run, and difficult to sell, and costs them
>far more than they collect in membership dues each year.
>They also have a white elephant of a country estate, dearly loved by
>the elderly members who live there, but making a steady loss
>every year. At the moment this is covered by the investments
>but the question is for how long?
>I know this is not confidential information. It is available to
>all members over here if they wish to look for it. However, I
>had first had experience of all this because for two years I was
>National Treasurer. I got out because of the political in-fighting
>and the lust for power. I now run an independent group here in
>I still care about theosphy (with a small "t") and spend a
>considerable amount of my time lecturing to lodges and groups
>As for the magazines - I already have from the States, Gnosis, Quest,
>and publications from Pasadena and Point Loma. If you know of any
>others I would be grateful for names and addresses.
>In England I have Kindred Spirit, Prediction etc.
>Best wishes - Michael
>MICHAEL RAINGER BOOKS
>22 Prices Lane
>York YO2 1AL
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