TS into the next century
Oct 19, 1996 10:22 AM
by liesel f. deutsch
I agree with everything you say. Add to it to bring nomenclature up to date,
not only male/female, but also the sanskrit terms, which don't mean much to
a beginner, and need to be thoroughly explained... the concepts are more
important than the terms. Add to it to make the TS more accessible to young
people (like not making them wait for 2 years to be able to vote, and if you
insist on that, do some training in those 2 years which would better qualify
them to vote ie know something about theosophy. Also don't make elections
into a sham.) Don't keep all the goodies at Olcott, but make sure they reach
the Lodges. ie have lots better communication between Olcott and the field.
Try to eliminate bickering between factions. I'm as tired of defending CWL
as others on this list are of defending AAB. Sure there's more I can't think
of as of the moment.
>From: "Ann E. Bermingham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Theos-l" <email@example.com>
>Subject: One Final Thought
>It has occurred to me that the vigorous discussion regarding gender-neutral
>language came out of one issue being raised - and that was the
>modernization of the language of the TS objects, as well as other material
>presented to the public.
>Somehow it has been sidetracked to egotism, etc. I believe that for this
>particular Theosophical group the main issue is modernization, something
>that is very hard to do with the present Theosophical administration.
>The issue of modernization not only applies to language, but has also
>included computerization and the Society's use of computers to reach its
>members and the public. Another is a lessening of the power being held in
>a central government and more control given over to local groups.
>As far as I can tell, the real problem is one of bringing the Theosophical
>Society and its associated groups into the next century, rather than
>letting it die out.
>-Ann E. Bermingham
>Date: Wed, 16 Oct 96 14:38 MDT
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