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Re: The National Lodge (fwd)

Oct 13, 1996 11:38 PM
by alexis dolgorukii

At 01:43 PM 10/13/96 -0400, you wrote:
>The msg was posted on theos-l and I am forwarding here so that someone
>who has more info/news can comment on it.
>    M K Ramadoss
>Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 10:28:38 -0400
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: The National Lodge
>Jerry Schueler writes-->
>>HPB warned
>>us about the molds of the mind and the habitual grooves that
>>our thinking gets itself into, and it is just this that besets
>>the TSs today.  She also wrote that golden chains bind just
>>as tightly as iron chains, but no theosophist today has a
>>clue as to what she meant.  Right now my membership is close
>>to ending as I see little reason to remain.
>Richard Ihle writes-->
>Anyone have any thoughts on the new "National Lodge" as outlined on pp.18,19
>of the latest AT?

Alexis Dolgorukii comments: I entirely agree with Jerry Schueler who, as
usual, is very perspicacious.
>Upon first reading, I was favorably impressed (because it seemed like a move
>toward more open communication etc.); upon second reading, however, I was
>stopped-up by the sentence "The officers and board of the National Lodge are
>those of the Theosophical Society in America."

NOTE: This is the most operative factor. The "National Lodge" is simply a
naked power grab by the control freaks who are the officers of the
Theosophical Society in America. Give them time, and sufficient
encouragement, and "The National Lodge" under the absolute control of the
"National Officers" will be the only option for membership. The people in
charge of the TSA are totalitarian fanatics and that's the BEST one can say
about them. A.D.

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