The White Flag
Tekels Park is a 50 acre woodland estate near
Camberley, Surrey, England,
It is owned by the Theosophical Society (Adyar)
in England and has been a Spiritual Centre
and sanctuary for wildlife since 1929
but is now being sold to a developer.
The sale to a developer is surrounded
by secrecy but news has leaked
out and many are unhappy. There is
further concern that the Theosophical
Society leadership are letting this valuable
park go at a bargain basement price.
A betrayal of the Theosophical Society in
A betrayal of the wildlife that was once valued
and is now being dumped. Theosophy talks of
compassion for animals and this indifference to
the fate of the wildlife has dismayed many.
A betrayal of St Francis Church which has been
A place of worship since 1931
An Inexplicable Decision
You don’t need a Diploma in Brain Surgery and even someone with a
Diploma in Astral Travel will know that this is a bad time economically to sell
Having chosen to start from this position of weakness, the negotiators selling the park have skillfully manoeuvred themselves into a situation where they might virtually be giving the Theosophical Society in England’s heritage away.
The negotiations started in November 2009 and haven’t been completed yet. Have you wondered why this has gone on so long? The buyer is in no hurry because he knows that the longer he strings this out, the greater the chance of the seller getting desperate and accepting a lower price.
Rather than pull out and explore alternative strategies, the negotiators
continue to plug the idea that the decision to sell
White Flag Day
Now in a position of weakness of their own making,
the leadership seems ready to surrender
Tekels Park at any price.
The leadership probably came up with the idea of negotiating a deal to use the Park after it is sold, so as to make the whole thing more palatable to the membership. A lot of vague ideas were kicked about by both sides but the leadership didn’t bother to get a legally viable agreement drawn up at the start, as a basis for negotiation, or even see if any agreement of this type was enforceable. The buyer has been happy to watch all this as the clock ticks on.
in the picture now.
Compassion for Animals
Some members have looked into the situation
and there is serious discontent.
The leadership refuses to discuss the fate
of the wildlife after
There is a long tradition of support for animal causes within the Theosophical Movement.
We are sparks of the same Divine flame. In fact we share this with all life and so theosophists extend the same principles of compassion to the animal kingdom.
It is difficult to see how the future of the
Tekels park deer can be compatible with
development of an area which is only 50
acres to start with.
As a Theosophist, I believe that a concern for animal welfare would form an integral part of a Theosophist’s personal philosophy.
But all ideas are for consideration
Are you a Theosophist?
Do you have any views on this?
You can contact me, Dave Marsland – Website Owner firstname.lastname@example.org
Forced out of
It is unclear why the Theoversity has had
to move out of
The new Diploma in Theosophy course being
offered by the Theosophical Society in
does not appear to cover the subject of
compassion for animals. This course includes
an exam – Who’s set themselves up as the Grand
Hierophant who will mark the papers?
Unless the membership bring about a turnaround,
this is the most likely outcome.
Theosophical Society in
Tel 0207 563 9817
Please note that there
is more than one Theosophical Society. Only the Theosophical Society with its
Society administers the
The Tekels Park Estate Limited
From the Website Owner:- Dave Marsland
I am dedicated to the future of the Tekels Park animals and have created this website in support of saving them.
My main concern in posting information on this, and related websites, is to draw attention to the sale of the 50 acre sanctuary for wildlife to a property developer and the inevitable deaths of the animals by slaughter or habitat destruction.
The killing of the Tekels Park animals would be an obscenity and as a long standing student of Theosophy, I cannot turn a blind eye.
I maintain that the Tekels Park management and the Theosophical Society in England leadership have attempted to keep the fate of the Park and its wildlife from public attention and the attention of the Theosophical Society in England members.
You may contact me on email@example.com
Website Owner:- Dave Marsland