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C. W. Leadbeater (1847-1934) Just as Madame H. P. Blavatsky is regarded as one of the greatest occultists of the 19th Century, C. W. Leadbeater is similarly regarded by many as one of the greatest occultists of the 20th Century. Charles Webster Leadbeater joined the Theosophical Society in the company of Sir William Crookes and Mrs. Crookes in London on November 21, 1883. He left for India with Madame H. P. Blavatsky at the end of 1884 and dedicated the rest of his life till his death on March 1
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  C. W. Leadbeater (1847-1934) Just as Madame H. P. Blavatsky is regarded as one of the greatest occultists of the 19th Century,C. W. Leadbeater is similarly regarded by many as one of the greatest occultists of the 20thCentury.Charles Webster Leadbeater joined the Theosophical Society in the company of Sir WilliamCrookes and Mrs. Crookes in London on November 21, 1883. He left for India with Madame H.P. Blavatsky at the end of 1884 and dedicated the rest of his life till his death on March 1, 1934,aged 87, to the service of the Theosophical Society. The sole interest of his life during fifty-oneyears was to work for the Society; he has to his credit a magnificent record of service rendered tomankind through his lectures on Theosophy in many lands, and through his books on manyaspects of the Ancient Wisdom.Since the early days, many students of theosophy owe a debt of gratitude to CWL, as he wasfondly referred to. His remarkably lucid writings make theosophy more comprehensible. Heexpounded the ancient wisdom in simple language, making the secret doctrines less of a mystery.Yet, he was cruelly maligned by some of his detractors and unjustly drawn into controversies,during and even after his lifetime. The monumental work, Occult Chemistry , which he co-authored with his colleague, Annie Besant, was largely ignored for the past hundred years. Onlynow, nuclear and particle physicists are beginning to discover the validity of the occultinvestigations of CWL conducted a century ago, on the structure of subatomic particles, and thusindirectly vindicating him.CWL was an inspiration and a teacher to many, including both clairvoyants and lesser endowedmembers. One of his pupils, C. Jinarajadasa, assumed office as the Fourth International Presidentof the Theosophical Society on February 17, 1946. It was CWL who discovered J. Krishnamurtiwho later went on to become a renowned philosopher in his own right, and also D.Rajagopalacharya, the confidant of Krishnamurti. Arguably, without CWL’s clairvoyant power,the world indeed might not have known of Jinarajadasa, Krishnamurti or Rajagopal.Geoffrey Hodson, a renowned seer and lecturer, says,“Although not myself privileged to have been a pupil of C. W. Leadbeater, I met him personallyon many occasions and throughout the fifty-six years of my membership of the TheosophicalSociety I have benefited very greatly from his writings.”Commenting on the cruel attacks on Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater, Geoffrey Hodsonremarked to members of the Theosophical Society,“After H. P. Blavatsky, your great leaders, A. Besant and C. W. Leadbeater, have played a verygreat and noble part in the process of unveiling. The world scorns them as was inevitable. Wehonour them as amongst the greatest of the servants of the Brotherhood. It was not so much theywho made mistakes but those with whom they were associated, and upon whom their part of the plan depended. Over and over again the human pens - with which, on behalf of the Brotherhood,they tried to write - broke like dried reeds in their hands. But they laboured on, forming occultCentres on the old models and giving the best training they could to those who sat at their feet.Ignorant, blind, and cruel world not to recognize the stature of those who overtopped by so muchthe greatest men and women of their time…”“…The difficulty under which great occultists living out in the world must labour is that their real power and powers cannot be revealed. Their Initiate faculties can only show in their work and not in themselves. H.P.B. was granted permission, nay ordered, to use hers to attract humanminds to Theosophy and the T. S. But the variation in the rule was only a partial success and soher successors veiled their powers and let the world misjudge them when often by an act of willthey could have confounded their cruel critics…”  On the work done by C. W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant in Occult Chemistry, Stephen M.Phillips, Ph. D., a particle physicists says, Demonstrating knowledge of some supersensory aspect of the world that is confirmed byadvances in science many years later is, arguably, the most convincing type of ESP because thiscircumstance permits the sceptic no room for doubt or rational explanation if the correlations between scientific facts and the psychic’s observations are so numerous and precise as to makethe possibility of lucky guessing improbable in the extreme. The paper will examine a rareexample of such ESP in which ostensible, paranormal descriptions of atoms and subatomic particles published a century ago have turned out to be confirmed by facts of nuclear and particle physics... In an autographed gift copy of  Voice of the Silence for Leadbeater, H.P.B. addressed him as “mysincerely appreciated and beloved brother and friend” and in another gift, her   Key to Theosophy ,she wrote “to my old and well-beloved friend”. These short notes are indicative of the affectionshe had for CWL and perhaps her knowledge of his future role in the society she founded under the instructions of the Masters.In the half century he served the Theosophical Society, in addition to giving lectures around theworld, C. W. Leadbeater wrote some 50 books and contributed numerous articles regularly to The Theosophist  . His books include: ã The Astral Plane (1894) ã The Beginning of the Sixth Root Race (1931) ã The Chakras (1927) ã The Christian Creed (1899) ã Clairvoyance (1899) ã The Devachanic Plane (1896) ã Dreams (1895) ã Glimpses of Masonic History (1926) ã The Hidden Life in Freemasonry (1926) ã The Hidden Side Of Things (1913) ã How Theosophy Came To Me (1930) ã The Inner Life, First and Second Series, (1910-11) ã The Inner Side Of Christian Festivals (1920) ã Invisible Helpers (1896) ã The Life After Death (1912) ã The Lives of Alcyone, Vol. I and II (1924) ã Man Visible And Invisible (1902) ã Man: Whence, How And Whither (1913) ã The Masters And The Path (1925) ã The Monad (1917) ã The Noble Eightfold Path (1926) ã Occult Chemistry (1908) ã The Occult History Of Java (  ph 1951) ã The Other Side Of Death (1903) ã Our Relation To Children (  ph 1938) ã An Outline Of Theosophy (1902) ã The Perfume of Egypt (1911) ã The Power and Use of Thought (1911) ã The Science of the Sacraments (1920)  ã The Smaller Buddhist Catechism (1889) ã Some Glimpses of Occultism (1903) ã Soul’s Growth Through Reincarnation, Vol. I - II, Lives of Erato and Spica (ph 1941) ã Soul’s Growth Through Reincarnation, Vol. III, Lives of Orion (ph 1946) ã Soul’s Growth Through Reincarnation, Vol. IV - VI, Lives of Ursa, Vega and Eudox (ph1948) ã Soul’s Growth Through Reincarnation, Vol. VII - X, Lives of Ulysses, Abel, Arcor andVale (ph 1950) ã Spiritualism And Theosophy (1928) ã Starlight (1917) ã Talks on ‘At the Feet of the Master’ (1922) ã Talks On The Path Of Occultism (1926) ã A Textbook Of Theosophy (1912) ã Theosophist’s Attitude to Death and the Unseen (1927) ã Thought-Forms (1901) ã To Those Who Mourn (1913) ã Vegetarianism and Occultism (1913) ã The World-Mother As Symbol And Fact (1928)  How Theosophy Came To Me  tells us how C. W. Leadbeater found the Theosophical Society andmore importantly, his Master. What was the driving power in his life which made him firm andfaithful to the end? The answer is given in this small book.
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