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I believe that the centralised, hierarchical

Adyar Theosophical Society structure

has now had its day and that Theosophy will

move forward as a loose alliance of independent

Theosophical groups who run their own show.




The Current Situation


Two issues which will be of concern to members and about

which the general membership has not yet been told


A legal challenge to the conduct and result of the 2014 presidential election is currently being pursued through the Indian courts. This will prove expensive and damaging. Some long standing members have already been expelled from the Society for raising concerns about the presidential election.


The International President has failed to address the allegations of sexual abuse of young girls within the Adyar Theosophical Society, either by initiating an internal enquiry or by calling in the police. The leadership is sitting on a time bomb which will ultimately destroy the Adyar Theosophical Society, and in consequence some groups are already distancing themselves.






The Future ? of

The Adyar Theosophical Society



The Tekels Park Family Eviction

A family has been evicted from their home at Tekels Park because

a Tekels Park Estate Limited director wanted to live in their house.



President of Nothing

Membership Decline Ė The Elephant in the Room




The True Status of the

Adyar Theosophical Society Members



Tekels Park & Dead Animals



Open Election?

How Inconvenient




The Voice of Stagnation



Adyarís Slightly International Convention



Will there be an Adyar Free Future?



An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper

Suggestion for the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society

International Presidential Election



A Society Without Members



Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election Invalid?



Radha Burnier Employment Services

Radha Burnierís policy of allocating jobs to members of her own

family turned the Adyar Headquarters into the family firm.

How many suitable applicants were discounted so that

Radha Burnier could give a job to a family member?



Donít Just Do Nothing

Stand There

Despite decades of decline and stagnation leading the

Adyar Theosophical Society to the verge of evaporation

or disintegration, the leadership have so far shown no

sign of coming up with a strategy for ensuring the

continuation of the Society as a unified body.



Adyar, the Sole Purpose of Adyar



Western President


Theyíll Knock Adyar Down?



Save Radhaís House

Revealing that the Adyar eliteís stately home is under threat

of compulsory land purchase and can be saved by convincing the

authorities that it is in fact an international headquarters (if true)

may have given the Theosophical Society members a brilliant

opportunity to get Adyar off their backs.

If not true then it looks like blackmail



Ignore the Voters

and Get Elected

An overview of the Adyar Theosophical Society

Presidential Election System




What an Insult to Members

Expecting members to vote for candidates while withholding

highly relevant information indicates an utter contempt by

the leadership for the general membership



Film of the Tekels Park Deer

Here is a link to a short film of the Tekels Park Deer

posted by a Camberley resident.

Everyone opposed to the killing of the Tekels Park animals

will want to see this.




International Election Protocol

This is only an idea for consideration but if the Theosophical elite

continue to treat the members with the current levels of indifference and

contempt for the duration of this election then the Adyar Theosophical

Society will be an empty shell by the time it is completed.



The Secrecy

The secrecy with which the Adyar Theosophical Society

leadership conducts the Societyís affairs is legendary.

Is this secrecy for its own sake or are some serious

issues being suppressed and kept beyond discussion?



Banging the Drum for Theosophy

Looking forward to the post Adyar era



Burnier Town Hall

Family control of Adyar has reduced the members

of the General Council to the status of town hall officials.



The Great Election


Silence by elected management cheats

the members out of participating in the

running of their own organisation



Keeping the International Headquarters at Adyar

It may not be that easy




The International President


The General Council

An idea for consideration



What is Behind the


of the

Theosophical Elite?

The Adyar Theosophical Society ruling elite denies

members the right to be consulted on issues and the

ability to convey their views directly to the leadership.

Why does the leadership of an organisation

treat its members like this in the modern era?



Towards a New Model for Theosophy

The Adyar Theosophical Society Leadership

now isolates itself within a cult of superiority

while the Society evaporates around it.

A Theosophical Society can survive but not

in the current format.



Choose a Stooge

When the Issues are Huge

Is this what is on offer to the Adyar Theosophical

Society's paying members from a ruling elite

that has a different agenda from that of the Society?




This election is really inconvenient for the leadership, isnít it?

Why are the members being hustled into blind voting?

What are the leadershipís post-election plans?



Members No Longer Members

of their Own Society

An inter-regnum in the presidency, during which

matters are discussed, is the only course of action

with a chance of saving the Adyar Theosophical

Society as a unified body.



Now Hereís Something Worth

Keeping Quiet About

Are there plans to sell Adyar without

consulting the members?



Is There Hidden

Bad News?

A leadership shutdown combined with a total

news blackout suggests a serious hidden issue

and an intense fear of revealing it.



Control Adyar or

You Control Nothing

Is the self imposed isolation of the General Council effectively

a mass resignation as they have found, after the death of

Radha Burnier, that establishing control of Adyar is too difficult?



A Manifesto

Well Done! CVK Maithreya



Elected Representation

Not Representing

Silence is Killing the Adyar Theosophical Society.

The presidential candidates are as much victims of the

General Councilís silence rule as are the members.

The silence rule also seeks to establish General Council

control over the future president.



Make Way for the Messiahs

Have the Esoteric Section and the

General Council merged into one body?



Does Silence Mean

Game Over

for the Adyar Theosophical Society?

CVK Maithreya presented plans for the future, in

defiance of General Council instructions.

Does suppression of discussion mean that the

Adyar Theosophical Society doesnít have a future?



Accountable Leadership Urgently Required

The General Council has abused its power

by putting itself beyond accountability.

A new leadership is needed, and fast.



Anybody There?

No Information,

Discussion forbidden,

No replies to questions.

Do the members still have a Society?



Canít Change

Wonít Change

Those who have kept the Society time warped

in the 1930s now have the task of introducing

reform and they obviously donít want to do it.



Beggars at the Door

Left sitting out in the cold and starved of information,

members now realise how the General Council regards them


Why not include this picture in any information request to General Council

officers as an indication of how members feel they are being treated.

Or just send the picture anyway.



From The Top Down

The Adyar Theosophical Society is decades

out of date and desperately in need of reform

starting with getting rid of a leadership that

refuses to be accountable to the members.



Who Owns Adyar?





The Royal Court of Radha Burnier



General Council Meeting 2013 Minutes




Theosophical Society

International Rules



Something Wrong?

Making it a bit obvious arenít you?



Publicly Denounced

The Australian Section made a formal complaint to

Radha Burnier about her victimisation of the Australian

General Secretary at the 2011 General Council meeting.



Disgraceful Treatment of an Adyar Employee

A woman sacked and evicted for complaining.

Given 13 days to get out of her home.



The Preethi Muthiah Letters

Tell A Very Sad Tale



Concerns Raised

About General Council Meetings

Looks like there has been some attempt

by a General Council member to promote

reform within the Theosophical Society



General Council

2012 Meeting Minutes



New Committee?

Make Your Wife The Chairperson



Adyar Internal Problems

that the General Council

Should Investigate



Is Adyar Still The Headquarters?



Creep On!

General Council

Or why donít you do something

to recover Adyar for the members?



Good Campaign Pitch, Mr Singhal



Adyar Prepares for the Break-Up



Profile of Adyar

From a Victim



Adyar Family Appointment

A Job for Your Daughter





Another Family Power Appointment

For your Daughter



Bold Initiative

By Singapore Lodge





Triumph of the Weak

Donít expect the General Council

to do anything if the election is bent



Adyar Job News

You donít need a plan

You donít need a degree

If your nameís Raghavan

Itís job number three



No Stand For Democracy

An appraisal of the General Councilís commitment

to maintaining the Adyar Theosophical Society

as a democratic body



Bent election?

But Vote Anyway



A Society Without Leadership

Nobody sees it, Nobody hears from it

Is it hiding somewhere? Does it exist?



Who will Believe It?

Even if the presidential election is correct and above board,

the confidence in the General Council has fallen so low

that members wonít believe it.



Supporting Adyar?

Havenít members been cheated for long enough?





Long Tradition of


at Adyar

Preethi Muthiah has highlighted an endemic problem at Adyar,

which the General Council has ignored for many years.

There are still no plans implement a grievance procedure and

Anti-bullying policy at Adyar.





Summary Dismissal

Of lady over 70 from her job at Adyar



True Purpose of the

2014 Election

What the paying members want has little to do with

this election, as the silence and lack of information show.

The real purpose of this election is for the General Council

to deliver the candidate that the Adyar ruling elite wants.



What Makes this Election Invalid?




After the Election



Was Your Vote Counted?

Was your vote forwarded to Adyar?

Was the election actually held?

Against a background of silence, a court case and

allegations of irregularities, these are fair questions.



Not Being at Adyar

Well, itís much easier than being a real president



Democracy in the Adyar Theosophical Society




11,432 Votes

Is That All?



No Right To Complain

Well, what can you expect in an organisation where

the leadership regards the membership as ballast

Doubts about the integrity of the election

are left unresolved, rendering the result invalid.




Presidentís Inauguration

A Private Function

Elite Welcome

The Ballast now know their true status



Pray Silence

While the President Creeps into Office



Itís Silence as Usual

By the Adyar Theosophical Society ruling elite.

No hurry to prove the election result

But a real hurry to get the president installed



Who Can Support

The Leadership Now?



Shut Up & Pay Up

The Adyar Theosophical Society has become

a multi-level marketing operation





Doubts about the election result will

make the Presidentís job impossible.



Adyar & the US each have

Half a President



The White Lotus Hi-Jack

President uses White Lotus Day

as a personal platform.

What was the inauguration for?



Donít Anybody

Ask Me Anything

Thatís the clear message from the

International President to the members.





Is this the

Great Wheaton Rip-Off?

Questions now arise over allocation of Wheaton

resources by a two job president



Master of the Small Event

Launches New Presidency




The Adyar Payments Scam




CVK Maithreya Deserved

Better Treatment

The exclusion of Mr Maithreya from the rushed

inauguration was an insult to him and his supporters



Staff Treatment At Adyar

Is This The

True Face

of the Adyar Theosophical Society?

And if so, itís a very ugly face



Is Wheaton Set To Support Adyar?

A two job president will produce a massive conflict

of interest that will divide the American Section



CVK Maithreya is


Who's the Guy in the Job?



Why was Campaigning Banned

During the 2014 Election?



Adyar Allegations

Adyar Estate General Manager reports former

Theosophical Society Accountant to the police,

resulting in detention and two days of interrogation.


Former Accountant makes serious allegations

against the Adyar Estate General Manager.



Did the 2014 Presidential Election take place in a

Climate of Fear



Police Action Threatened

Over Someone Elseís Car

ďIf we hand over the vehicle to the police things will be worseĒ




on getting himself inaugurated.


on dealing with problems.

Serious allegations about a reign of terror at Adyar

are lodged with the International President.

There is no response, just silence.



The Prisoner of Adyartraz

Serious allegations surround the treatment of staff and

Theosophical Society members at Adyar, but members find

that the elected president is unable to do anything.



Preethiís Allegations

Allegations against Adyar Estate General Manager,

Mr S Harihara Raghavan over staff bullying

and threats of imprisonment are not new.

Preethi Muthiahís letters and articles clearly

indicate that the issue has been around for some years



2014 Election

More Info Needed

As it stands only 56% of the poll and 49% of the final vote

can be verified by section leaderships on the current information.



One Man, One Vote

Tim Boyd nominates only one candidate for

International Vice-President and expects the

General Council members to vote for him.



Poor Adyar Future

As many ask if it is safe to go to Adyar.



CVK Maithreya

For Vice-President

An idea for serious consideration



The General Council Should Allow

No Appointments

By the

Not Proven President



Tim Boyd ensures that

Visiting Adyar

will never be the same again.

Tim Boyd's failure to deal with serious allegations will

mean that the fear of being banged up in police cells

will henceforth haunt visitors to Adyar.



D V Subramaniamís Posthumous

Letter of Complaint

Yet another source of information

regarding staff bullying at Adyar.



The Amnesty International


Amnesty International is widely supported by members

and official policy of an organisation that refuses

to investigate allegations, that its own staff and members

are bullied by the use of threats of imprisonment.



Did you get an Invite?

Did you know you were cordially invited to the

bargain basement presidentís cut price inauguration?




Serious Concerns Raised

About the Conduct of the

2014 Presidential Election



2014 Election Result?

The only option is to

Go Back


Do It Again

With proper safeguards this time



The Sundaram

Nomination Sham

Indian General Secretary tells the Indian

Section Council that he is nominating

Tim Boyd Ė no discussion Ė no consultation



Call for Emergency Meeting

January 24th 2014

With the unresolved issues raised at that time,

the election clearly should not have gone ahead.



The Inauguration

That Never Was

Tim Boyd airbrushes his rushed inauguration from history.



Serious Concerns

That Cannot be Ignored

Relating to the conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election.

submitted to Chittaranjan Satapathy by South African

General Secretary, Jack Hartmann on March 16th 2014



Election Committee

Ignores Misconduct

It becomes clear that the election committee had

valid evidence for misconduct but ignored it



Bent Election Result

Rubber Stamped by General Council




The Election Result

Pending an Enquiry

Krishnaphani Kesiraju calls on the governing body

to act as a governing body



Call for Action


East and Central Africa


As the Adyar Theosophical Society

governing body refuses to govern.



Raise the White Flag

Admit it General Council, being the governing body of the

Adyar Theosophical Society is too difficult for you.



Staff Bullying

Allegations Ignored

True to form, one month has elapsed and

the President and General Council have failed to

investigate Mr M Kannanís allegations of bullying.



Why Did

The 2014 Election

Go Ahead?

The General Council was confronted with considerable

evidence that the election was bent but just stood there

and let it go ahead.



Should Members Recognise

Tim Boyd

as International President?



A Leadership at War

with the Paying Members

of its Own Organisation



Ignore the Bullying

Weíre OK

This is the clear message as the International

President and General Council ignore

bullying allegations at Adyar.





General Council Ignores Calls to


The Presidential Election Result

Pending an Enquiry



Trouble at tíMill

and a leadership unable to handle it



The Great Giveaway

What right did the General Council have to give away

control of the Adyar Theosophical Society?



Official Investigation

The conduct of the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election

is now being investigated by the authorities.





Staying Silent

News of an enquiry by the Indian authorities makes

Tim Boyd and the General Council look vulnerable.

The General Council may decide that the easiest

way for it to maintain its policy of silence on the

2014 Presidential Election is to stay away from Adyar.



Outstanding Achievements

Just look at what the General Council has done for

The Adyar Theosophical Society in less than a year



Legal Action?

No problem, the leadership will make sure that the

Theosophical Society members will pay for the defence.





Over 70 valued trees felled at the Adyar Estate



Lumberjack Boyd


Sleeping President



The Adyar Cow Mystery

Is the delayed flimsy unsubstantiated explanation

now replacing the policy of silence?




How many trees were chopped down?


The felling of over 70 trees at the Adyar Estate

is reported in The Hindu in some detail





Carry On

Up The Adyar



Come on Mr Boyd

Prove the Adyar Cows are Still Alive



Roll Up! Roll Up!

For the 2014 Adyar Crisis Meeting

The current civil court action has split the Indian Society

This will be a costly affair. Who's going to pay?




To Adyar

Against a background of ongoing legal processes,

General Council members just donít know what

they are walking into at Adyar





Open letter

Written by Jan Nicolaas Kind, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil




to open letter written by Jan Nicolaas Kind

on December 16th 2014






Duty of Care

Has the Theosophical Society leadership advised

General Council and other members of the risks

involved in attending the 2014 Adyar Convention

during the current investigation?



Adyar Rumbling

Gets Louder







Don't Expect Much

From the General Council on December 25th



It's in the News

A press report on the Presidential Election and resultant

court case, and expulsion has been published by the Times of India.


Go directly to report

Theosophists meet in Chennai amid legal row

Times of India 26 Dec 2014



Crumbs from the High Table

That's how the Ballast is kept informed






Adyar Elite's Own Goal

The victimisation of Kesiraju Krishna Phani will probably

draw more attention from the media and public

than the ongoing civil court case itself.




Forget it!

The Adyar Raj is rooted in the past and determined

to stay there as members refuse to pay, and walk away.





Had the Bill Yet?



Time is Needed for Change

Isn't one hundred years enough?






Silence of the Voiceless

Adyar Theosophical Society General Council.

Nothing to say.

And too frightened to say it.



Who Controls Whose Money?

A 14 million dollar question



President of the Silence

Not available for comment



Adyar Court Case Documents

A selection of documents relating to the court case

currently being brought in the Madras High Court against the

Adyar Theosophical Society by Kesiraju Krishna Phani

regarding the conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election.


These documents reveal the nature and extent of the allegations.



Adyar Court Case

Evidence Listing Documents

Further court documents listing the evidence

to be presented relating to the court case currently being

brought in the Madras High Court against the

Adyar Theosophical Society by Kesiraju Krishna Phani

regarding the conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election



Slave Labour

New Palace

Years of no money to pay the workers turns into

a spending spree on the Adyar Raj governorís residence




New Palace

Where's the Catch?



Is Adyar Finished?

without a massive cash bailout



Mugs Wanted?

Charity Scam?



President Invisible?

Is he unavailable for Adyar Day?









More Court Cases




Court Cases



Keep the

Workers Down

Adyar General Manager, Mr S Harihara Raghavanís

clear message to departmental heads



Avoidyar Day

February 17th 2015

A shadow of a once great event at the

Adyar Theosophical Society Headquarters



The Blavatsky Bungalow


Conspiracy theorists may never get to the bottom of this one



Mow the Lawn

Aspirant young footballers cheated out of the opportunity to play.



Have the Voting Dead

Decided Adyarís Future?





Adyar Football Special

When was a game last played on the Olcott School pitch?

For aspirant young footballers, a gap of three or four years

without playing is a big chunk out of their youth.








Police Cordon

The Olcott School sports area has been

barricaded and cordoned off by the police.




of the


General Council Meeting

Held on December 25th 2014



Boyd Goes to Court


Kesiraju Krishna Phani

Tim Boyd enters the Adyar legal job creation scheme




A court case a day keeps the donors away


More court action as the Adyar Aristocracy moves

to evict the Krishnamurti (KFI) School from the Adyar Estate



Victimisation of

School Children

Adyar Aristocracy puts

Krishnamurti School childrenís education under siege



Is the Adyar Estate

Winding Down

for Closure?

Is the Adyar Aristocracy planning to become

the Aristocracy of somewhere else?




Why did the leadership refuse to act

on these serious abuse allegations?




For An Alleged Abuser

No enquiry into serious abuse allegations.

The matter just kept quiet.



Adyarís Executive

Part Timers

A part time management presided over by an absent President


More evidence that the General Council has lost control of Adyar


Further indication that Adyar is being wound down for closure





Tim Boyd needs to deal with the officials who have

suppressed the abuse allegations



Has the Leadership turned the

Adyar Theosophical Society into






At Stockport County they play Spot the Crowd.



The Olcott School Team plays





Has an invitation been sent out

to join the






Dark Cloud

Hangs over the

ITC Conference

Should the Adyar Theosophical Society engage

in collaborative events with other Theosophical organisations while

its allegations of sexual abuse of young girls remain unaddressed?



The Reign of

King Neverhere

It looks like an International President is

surplus to requirements at Adyar



At least 12 Lawyers

hired to defend the Adyar Theosophical Society

against allegations that the 2014 Presidential Election was bent

Thatís going to cost a bit



No Concern for the

Victims of Sexual Abuse

Is Jan Nicolaas Kind expressing the official

Adyar Theosophical Society view?





The Adyar Theosophical Societyís toxic brand with which

it may now pollute the entire Theosophical Movement



Donít Mention the



As the 2015 ITC Conference at The Hague approaches



Change of Management

at the

Olcott School

But no change of Groundsperson

for the sports area.



Tim Boyd Visits Adyar

(A Rare Event)

Yes, itís true, Tim Boyd has actually been in Adyar.

Not to deal with the sexual abuse allegations

but to sort out the horrendously expensive mess

that his Adyar Masters have caused.



Bring in the Police

Kick Out the Perverts

and their protectors


Why is International President Tim Boyd

refusing to deal with this issue?


ITC Conference

Goes Ahead

Regardless of the unaddressed allegations of sexual abuse

of young girls within the Adyar Theosophical Society



Ineffective President

Does Tim Boyd not actually realise that as International President,

he is ultimately responsible for what happens to the Adyar

Theosophical Society as it tumbles out of control into the abyss?



The Sexual Abuse

Time Bomb is Ticking

and the Adyar Theosophical Society

will be destroyed when it blows up

Does your group have contingency plans?





for the Adyar Workers


Tim Boyd looks on




The Adyar Theosophical Labour Camp

Treatment of workers on the Adyar Estate has always been

notoriously poor but things have clearly got much worse

since Tim Boyd took over as International President





Oppressive employment terms and conditions

at the Adyar Theosophical Labour Camp


International President responds with Smilership not Leadership



Authorities close in on Adyar

The Chennai (South) District Registrar will be asking some very awkward

questions relating to allegations against the Society and to compliance

with the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act


Putting a stooge in charge was a timely move by the Adyar Controllers




What are the Chances of

Adyar Being Shut Down?

Under the Tamil Nadu Registration of Societies Act



Were the Sexual Abuse

Allegations Discussed?

When the Boyds and Sundarams met in Varanasi



Carry On Groping

Thatís the clear message Tim Boyd is sending out

by failing to address the allegations of sexual abuse

of young girls in the Adyar Theosophical Society.



Allegations of sexual abuse of young girls by

an Adyar Theosophical Society Official

But despite the evidence, International President, Tim Boyd

Wonít Investigate

After his failure to make the journey to Kanpur

to investigate matters for himself, Tim Boyd now

emerges as the abuserís friend







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