The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
Adyar Estate General Manager,
Mr S Harihara Raghavan
over staff bullying
and threats of
imprisonment are not new.
letters and articles clearly
indicate that the
issue has been around for some years
Serious allegations about the treatment of staff and Theosophical Society
members at Adyar have recently been made by former accountant Mr M Kannan. This
is not the first time this issue has been raised and Mr Kannan’s allegations
are given more credibility by allegations of staff victimisation and threats of
imprisonment, made by Preethi Muthiah some years ago. As a former member of the
General Council, Tim Boyd must have been aware of the allegations prior to his
rapid inauguration. He is clearly continuing the policy of doing nothing.
In a letter to Radha Burnier of July 18th
2009, Preethi Muthiah said of the Adyar Estate General Manager, Mr S Harihara
View Preethi Muthiah’s Letter in full
I have been informed that Preethi is
using the word “Hooliganism” in the sense of malicious behaviour that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.
Goondagardi is a word found
in Indian English. Goonda is a Hindi derived word for a hired thug and
Goondagardi means bully boy tactics.
In her article of August 2009
entitled “When the Winter Refuses to
Let Up” Preethi
who works as Superintendent of the Garden
Department is daily
insulted and abused and belittled by
Raghavan, General Manager of the Estate”
View full article
In a letter to Radha Burnier
of June 6th 2009, Preethi describes not only the threat of
imprisonment but also a threat to have her persecuted as a political dissident;
To Mr Harihara Raghavan who threatened
to leak out the portion about the
comparison I made between Indira
Gandhi and Mrs Burnier in my last email
(24/5/09) to the current political
party ruling India and Chennai, I have some
things to say: First, were I to care
for my temporal body as much as he does,
there would have been no email in the
first place for him to threaten me with.
Second, isn’t my main fault in this
whole episode that I care for the welfare
and continuance of Adyar and the TS
more than I care for myself or any post that
the international President may accord
me? Today, Mr H. Raghavan is trumpeting
for Mrs Burnier perhaps because he has
his eye on the post of International
Secretary which she has promised to
give him. Third, if it is written that Mr H.
Raghavan has to have the horrible
karma of getting Preethi Muthiah behind bars
for speaking the Truth, Preethi
Muthiah is willing to comply with his wishes. It
might be, Mr Harihara Raghavan, that
the “criminals” behind those bars will be
more open to the Theosophical message
than the literate eggheads pretending to
be Theosophists resident in Adyar
today, caring for nothing except posts, power
and authority and using every form of
gossip, slander, games, manipulation,
corruption, etc. all in order for them
to “secure” their position at Adyar.
View full letter
Clearly with the fresh allegations
raised by former Adyar accountant Mr M Kannan, the issue of staff treatment at
Adyar has been left unaddressed and allowed to fester for many years. The new
international president appears unable to act.
May 22nd 2014
Theosophy News Board
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Theosophical Society Issues
The Tekels Park
A family has been evicted from their home at Tekels Park
a Tekels Park Estate Limited director wanted to live in
The Future ? of
Adyar Theosophical Society
Will there be an Adyar Free Future?
Adyar’s Slightly International Convention
President of Nothing
Membership Decline – The
Elephant in the Room
The True Status of the
Adyar Theosophical Society Members
The Voice of Stagnation
Tekels Park & Dead Animals
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
Radha Burnier’s 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
could give a job to a family member?
Don’t Just Do Nothing
of decline and stagnation leading the
Theosophical Society to the verge of evaporation
disintegration, the leadership have so far shown no
sign of coming up
with a strategy for ensuring the
the Society as a unified body.
Adyar, the Sole Purpose of Adyar
They’ll Knock Adyar Down?
Save Radha’s House
the Adyar elite’s stately home is under threat
land purchase and can be saved by convincing the
it is in fact an international headquarters (if true)
may have given
the Theosophical Society members a brilliant
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
What an Insult to Members
to vote for candidates while withholding
information indicates an utter contempt by
for the general membership
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 with
which the Adyar Theosophical Society
conducts the Society’s affairs is legendary.
Is this secrecy
for its own sake or are some serious
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.
Silence by elected management cheats
the members out of participating in
running of their own organisation
Keeping the International Headquarters at
It may not be
The International President
The General Council
An idea for
What is Behind the
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
Theosophical Society Leadership
itself within a cult of superiority
while the Society
evaporates around it.
Society can survive but not
in the current
Choose a Stooge
When the Issues
Is this what is
on offer to the Adyar Theosophical
members from a ruling elite
that has a
different agenda from that of the Society?
SHUT UP & VOTE
This election is
really inconvenient for the
leadership, isn’t it?
Why are the
members being hustled into blind
What are the
leadership’s post-election plans?
Members No Longer Members
of their Own Society
in the presidency, during which
discussed, is the only course of action
with a chance of
saving the Adyar Theosophical
Society as a
Now Here’s Something Worth
Keeping Quiet About
Are there plans
to sell Adyar without
Is There Hidden
shutdown combined with a total
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
resignation as they have found, after the death of
that establishing control of Adyar is too difficult?
Well Done! CVK Maithreya
Killing the Adyar Theosophical Society.
candidates are as much victims of the
silence rule as are the members.
The silence rule
also seeks to establish General Council
control over the
Make Way for the Messiahs
Have the Esoteric
Section and the
merged into one body?
Does Silence Mean
for the Adyar Theosophical Society?
presented plans for the future, in
General Council instructions.
of discussion mean that the
Theosophical Society doesn’t have a future?
Accountable Leadership Urgently Required
Council has abused its power
by putting itself
A new leadership
is needed, and fast.
No replies to
Do the members
still have a Society?
Those who have
kept the Society time warped
in the 1930s now
have the task of introducing
reform and they
obviously don’t 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
Theosophical Society is decades
out of date and
desperately in need of reform
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
Making it a bit obvious aren’t you?
Disgraceful Treatment of an
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
About General Council Meetings
Looks like there
has been some attempt
by a General
Council member to promote
reform within the
2012 Meeting Minutes
Make Your Wife
Adyar Internal Problems
that the General Council
Is Adyar Still The Headquarters?
Or why don’t you
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
By Singapore Lodge
Triumph of the Weak
Don’t expect the
to do anything if
the election is bent
Adyar Job News
You don’t need a
You don’t need a
If your name’s
It’s job number
No Stand For Democracy
An appraisal of
the General Council’s commitment
the Adyar Theosophical Society
as a democratic
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
won’t believe it.
been cheated for long enough?
Long Tradition of
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
policy at Adyar.
Of lady over 70 from her job at Adyar
True Purpose of the
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?
Was Your Vote Counted?
Was your vote
forwarded to Adyar?
Was the election
background of silence, a court case and
irregularities, these are fair questions.
Not Being at Adyar
Well, it’s much
easier than being a real president
Democracy in the Adyar Theosophical Society
Is That All?
No Right To Complain
Well, what can
you expect in an organisation where
regards the membership as ballast
Doubts about the
integrity of the election
unresolved, rendering the result invalid.
A Private Function
The Ballast now know
their true status
While the President Creeps into Office
It’s 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
Shut Up & Pay Up
Theosophical Society has become
Doubts about the
election result will
President’s job impossible.
Adyar & the
US each have
Half a President
The White Lotus Hi-Jack
White Lotus Day
as a personal
What was the
Is this the
Great Wheaton Rip-Off?
Questions now arise over allocation of Wheaton
resources by a two job president
The Adyar Payments Scam
The exclusion of Mr Maithreya from the rushed
inauguration was an insult to him and his supporters
Is This The
of the Adyar Theosophical Society?
And if so, it’s a very ugly face
Is Wheaton Set To Support
A two job president will produce a massive conflict
of interest that will divide the American Section
Why was Campaigning
During the 2014 Election?
Did the 2014 Presidential Election take place in a
Climate of Fear
Over Someone Else’s Car
“If we hand over the vehicle to the police things will be
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.
More Info Needed
As it stands only 56% of the poll and 49% of the final
can be verified by section leaderships on the current
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.
An idea for serious consideration
The General Council Should Allow
Not Proven President
Tim Boyd ensures
will never be the
failure to deal with serious allegations will
mean that the
fear of being banged up in police cells
haunt visitors to Adyar.
D V Subramaniam’s Posthumous
Letter of Complaint
source of information
bullying at Adyar.
Links to other
The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society
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