Esoteric Online

Wow, where to begin. 

 

It has certainly been a true blessing, and humbling experience to be able to bring to all of you Esoteric Online over the past 4 years now. By all means, it hasn't been easy, but it has truly been my pleasure to do so, and if to help even just one person on their individual path - it all becomes worth it. Those who truly know me, know how deeply passionate and caring I am for each and every one of you as an evolving soul, and the community as a whole in it's part in this evolution.

 

Part of my personal obligations to Esoteric Online have been financial, and has kept the ship afloat thus far, again something I have been deeply satisfied in the depths of my heart for being "appointed" from various planes to do so. But change is the only constant right, and change has come to my ability to continue this as before - as my employer has decided after 2 1/2 years they don't have enough work available for me to stay aboard, leaving me without any source of income at this time.

 

Of course I will continue to do what I can, when I can in this respect, always - however this is the very situation I have stressed as that is why EO is to be and needs to become self sustainable, at least financially so that it can continue, and any other issues could be addressed as a "side-note".

 

All EO donations go directly into the Paypal account that pays for all of our financial obligations to various 3rd parties - which maintain our platform, bandwidth, and overall functionality. In this manner, even if I were to no longer exist altogether, the community would live on. So for now, the deterministic factor if EO continues to be available when our URL is typed into a browser, is truly each and everyone of you too. If enough is helped with, it will continue and thrive - if more is raised, please note this is not an account which pays my bills, so would simply be available to offset following months costs. If the donations become an amount that deems beneficial to show in real-time, for all of you to see when the goals have been met each month, I will re-enable this functionality.

 

So, the day has arrived for everyone here to decide if Esoteric Online continues to be available to all of us as well as new seekers on a path, or if it's not important enough to a certain portion of 6,500 people to do so. Time will now tell, in the Wind of Change.

 

Hopefully, things will continue to change and I can once again carry this burden individually if need be, but all of you have a right to know the current situation as it stands today.

 

In The Work,

 

Tris

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Comment by Mikey777 on April 22, 2013 at 8:52am

Hi Tris, Thanks for the link, http://www.esotericonline.net/page/community-operations

Its great as members of this community I think, to be able to monitor the progress,thankyou Tris, :)


Alchemist
Comment by Loki on April 22, 2013 at 12:27am

What about creating a few ebooks for people to buy for a few dollars?  Could either select a few people or have everyone send in their suggestions for the most liked photos, blogs, poems etc.  Then get people to vote on their favorites.  Throw everything together into some pdfs and sell it for a small fee as a monthly journal, not books by some long dead authors but current works of our peers.  Just a thought that maybe someone on here could undertake.  If the quality is good enough I'm sure it would draw interest and maybe bring some more light to works that have been buried in all the information to be found on here.


Rosicrucian
Comment by ☤Tris☤ on April 22, 2013 at 12:27am

Good suggestions everyone, and thank you.

However I would really rather not advertise or whatnot to accomplish this, I really think a full understanding of the situation, transparency, and donations are what is needed at least in the interim. It needs to be a solid self-sustainability, based on as little variables as possible. 

Underneath the donation widget and in the main menu there is a link to a community operations page where everything is listed out - how much it costs, how close are we to our goal, etc. It costs about $140 per month for core services.

http://www.esotericonline.net/page/community-operations 

Thanks again for the ideas - I am sure it will be a hybrid of things that end up working, so long it doesn't in any way compromise what EO has always been about.

Comment by steve on April 21, 2013 at 10:51am
Just read this now and I am very sorry to hear of your unfortunate situation. Let me know what I can personally do to help the future of this cornucopia of wisdom
Comment by Readlorey on April 21, 2013 at 6:38am

How much is it a month to keep the site up?

Comment by Ophiophagus on April 20, 2013 at 4:28pm

Further to my musings below, I just found this website who apparently provide a click-through to Amazon and get a referral fee. http://www.erowid.org/donations/donations_help.php?src=ms31

If EO did that and all of us did our Amazon shopping through it, EO would get 5-8% of what we spend. :)

Comment by Ophiophagus on April 20, 2013 at 8:44am

Hi Tris!

I was so sorry to hear of your work situation, and really admire the calm, level-headed way you appear to be dealing with what must be a very worrying time for you, not just because of your personal finances, but also because I know how much you care about your work with EO.

It brought home to me that although I feel immense appreciation for the resources you enable us all to have access to, on another level I have taken it for granted. I stumbled across the site (can’t remember how) and have dipped in and out exploring different topics. It gives a great sense of community and support of both a light-hearted friendliness and serious information and presentation of so many different views and disciplines to consider. I especially enjoy the Esoteric Theatre viewings.

I feel it’s so important that we should all pull our weight to keep this thing afloat, not just for those of us who have already found it, but so that others can find their way here too. You don’t make it clear how we can contribute to the overheads, and only wish I could make a more significant difference but I’ve just had to take early retirement and my pension doesn’t even cover the rent, but I do want to help. There are so many of us in your community, surely if we all did even the least we can, it would enable EO to continue.

Please let us know how we can donate. Also it occurred to me that although one of the things I like about EO is the lack of marketing, maybe this would need to be considered (perhaps an Esoteric Store), or maybe the chance to donate after every visit. Just a couple of ideas.

Anyway, my main aim with this reply was to let you know how much you are appreciated, and the enormous positive difference you have made in so many lives.

Much love to you.

Ophiophagus

xxx

PS Fantastic song! :)

 

 

 

Comment by Mikey777 on April 20, 2013 at 8:34am

Hi Tris, Thankyou for keeping us updated of the situation,

The hard work you have put into this site/place , is a credit to you and your dedication,

You have for me and others provided an invaluable place of information, and interest!!

Not to mention how we can communicate globally, with likeminded people with similar interests , if not the same!!

So thankyou again,

You have my support whichever way I can help!

Just a suggestion though, would it be possible each month to show a gauge or target, of the costs needed to keep this place

Open for all?

Love and Light Brother

    


Mystic
Comment by anki on April 20, 2013 at 12:20am

i will be happy to help out friend, im sure all of us will.

many blessings to u, may the spring sun bring u the renewal you need to grow and may this jasmine bring u divine inspiration. 

things will be all right, i promise.

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