Tim Boyd, President of Theosophical Society in America visited San Antonio (Texas) TS Lodge and delivered a public lecture on ‘Towards an Illumined Mind’
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, Oct 21, 2013
Tim Boyd, President of Theosophical Society in America visited San Antonio (Texas) TS Lodge and delivered a public lecture on ‘Towards an Illumined Mind’ on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
It was a very good presentation and everyone present really appreciated it. What is noteworthy was his presentation avoided the traditional terminology the theosophists are familiar with. Such a presentation has a value especially to the public who are unfamiliar with theosophical terminology many theosophical lecturers tend use in public lectures.
One critical aspect that needs mentioning is the lack of advanced planning and lack of good publicity of the program.
It is also to be mentioned that this was his first visit after he was elected and also the only visit of any elected board members since he was elected. Such a visit like this can be coordinated with visits to neighboring lodges in New Braunfels, Houston and Dallas so that the travel costs can be more cost effective. Also visiting lecturers boost up the enthusiasm of the lodges as well as the lecturers are able to see first hand about the lodge activities as well as present opportunities to help the lodges by providing good inputs that can help. Many of the long time members remember the good old days when some of the well known International lecturers toured lodges in the USA and during last several USA administrations, rarely lodges see visiting lecturers. This is in spite of a lot of money accumulating the treasury.
Personal visits of key individuals are very healthy for any organization. When Sam Walton, who built the retail giant - Walmart, had a policy of personally visiting every one of the stores at least once a year to see personally what is going on. Walmart was his baby and he had given his sweat and blood to build it and that was what motivated him to do.
Here are some pictures taken during his visit. They will be available online only for two weeks.