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Mini-interviews Sara Gencarelli and Tobia Buscaglione

 

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Sara and Tobia, warmly dressed, Photo taken during the 144th International Convention held in Varanasi - India from 31 December 2019 until 5 January 2020

  1. What are your names, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

We are Sara Gencarelli (S) and Tobia Buscaglione (T) and we live in the city of Feltre, Italy. We met each other twelve years ago and decided to become members in 2017.

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Mini-interviews Brandon Goh

 

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

I am Brandon Goh from Singapore. I have been a member of the Singapore Lodge Theosophical Society since 22nd November 2011.

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Mini-interviews César de Oliveira Ferreira Silva

 

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is César de Oliveira Ferreira Silva; César is the first name (Caesar in English). I was born in Brazil in an eclectic religiosity family. I am connected to the Theosophical Society, Adyar for 3 years now and became a member of this society on my birthday, August 13th, 2018.

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Mini-interviews Christopher See

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is Christopher See. I am from Manila, the Philippines and have been a member of the Theosophical Society since 2000 (21 years).

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Mini-interviews Julian Ochoa Sanchez

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

Julian  Ochoa Sanchez, born in Colombia, lived 20 years in Australia and I have officially been a TS member since 2002. Currently I live in Germany

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Mini-interviews Justin David Tanksley

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is Justin David Tanksley, I am from Aurora Illinois in the United States and I have been a member of the TS-Adyar since October of 2017.

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From your editor’s desk: TO START OFF 2021

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The year 2020 caused much hardship, but it was actually not that bad a year. Mother Nature taught us a painful lesson, and it is to be hoped that we earthlings have learned at least something. (have we … ?)The upcoming vaccinations are but a sort of plaster to stop the bleeding, much more is needed in order to prevent yet another pandemic. So, roll up your sleeves, let’s get on with the work, making 2021 a truly great year! PEACE AND LOVE FOLKS.

Peace and Love

Photo © David M. Grossman        

Theosophically speaking, the year 2020 ended with the 145th International Convention with as theme Cycles of Awareness, from December 27 – 30. For many months the Convention Team, consisting of Tim Boyd. Barbara Hebert, Marja Artamaa, Krista Umbjarv, Chally Romero and the Technical Team located in, and operating from Adyar worked tirelessly to make it all happen. Next to those two teams, dozens of other dedicated workers contributed; just think of all the translators who had taken it upon them to convert English into nine (!!) other languages. editors, additional technicians and many others.

The specific role of International Secretary Marja Artamaa, who is originally from Finland but resides in Adyar, needs to be mentioned here because it was of the utmost importance. Her skilled work and project management added to the success of the “145th”.

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Mini-interviews Ananda Winter Marques

 

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS? 

My name is Ananda Winter Marques. I am from Brazil and have been member of the TS since 2011.

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Mini-interviews Lonny Marie García Hernández

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is Lonny Marie García Hernández. I’m from Puerto Rico, a tropical island in the Caribbean.

I visited the Theosophical Society in Puerto Rico for the first time in September 2015 and became a formal member on November 22, 2015.

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Mini-interviews Professor Shinde

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is CHANDRAKANT ANKUSH SHINDE, I am from India, Maharashtra state — Member of the T.S. since 1975.

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Mini-interviews Charles Angelo Boeira

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is Charles Angelo Boeira, I'm from the south of Brazil, now residing in Brasília, the country's capital. I have been attending events of the Theosophical Society since 2005, but I only became an affiliated member in 2015.

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Mini-interviews José Leonardo Curihuinca Becerra

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  1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

¿Cuál es su nombre, de dónde es y cuánto tiempo ha sido miembro de la ST?

Mi nombre es José Leonardo Curihuinca Becerra, nacido en 1951 en el sur de Chile, en una zona donde se radican muchos exponentes de la raza nativa Mapuches. Mi primer apellido corresponde a dicha etnia aborigen y el segundo no. En mi juventud, después de titularme de Ingeniero Agrícola en mi ciudad natal (Temuco), emigré y me radiqué por razones laborales en la ciudad de Santiago -la capital de Chile-, donde me desempeñé en mi profesión; en la actualidad, después de una vida de trabajo, a mis 68 años estoy felizmente en retiro.

En cuanto a mi conocimiento de la ST, ocurrió en Santiago de Chile -en 1980-, donde reconocí o felizmente, me reencontré con la Teosofía, pues desde la primera conferencia pública que escuché, comprendí que eran conceptos y enseñanzas ya conocidas por mí, pues, en mi íntima convicción cuando las escuché por primera vez, las acepté sin reparos, como algo muy natural y que sus conceptos era como piezas de un puzle que encajaban perfectamente en las dudas que tenía acerca de mí vida. En esa íntima convicción, rápidamente solicité mí Ingreso y desde entonces, soy Miembro, desde junio de 1980, siendo en la actualidad el Miembro más antiguo de la ST en mi país, con un poco más de 40 años de membresía.

My name is José Leonardo Curihuinca Becerra. I was born in 1951 in the south of Chile, in an area where many descendents of the native Mapuche live. My first surname corresponds to that ethnic group but the second one does not. In my youth, after graduating as an agricultural angineer in my hometown Temuco, I moved and settled for work-reasons in the city of Santiago, the capital of Chile, where I worked in my profession. Today, after a lifetime of work, at the age of 68, I am happily in retirement.

As for my introduction to the TS, it happened in Santiago de Chile in 1980, where I recognized, and reconnected with Theosophy. From the first public conference I heard, I understood that there were concepts and teachings which were already familiar to me. Well, in my intimate conviction, when I heard them for the first time, I accepted them without hesitation, as something very natural. The concepts were like pieces of a puzzle that fit perfectly into the doubts I had about my life. I quickly applied for my membership and since June 1980, I have been a member. Currently I am the the oldest member of the TS in my country, with a over 40 years of membership.

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