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Title
CWL speaks CWL speaks :
Type
Text
Contribution
Oliveira, Pedro, 1957- Contributor
Ellwood, Robert S., 1933- Contributor
Subject
Leadbeater, C. W. (Charles Webster), 1854-1934.
Theosophical Society (Chennai, India)--History--20th century.
Theosophical Society (Chennai, India)--Controversial literature.
Leadbeater, C. W. (Charles Webster), 1854-1934.
Theosophical Society (Chennai, India)
1900-1999
Genre Form
biographies
Personal correspondence. fst01919948 (Source: OCoLC)
Controversial literature. fst01423907 (Source: OCoLC)
History. fst01411628 (Source: OCoLC)
Personal correspondence.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: BP585.L4 C95 2018 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018377276
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854-1934) joined the Theosophical Society in 1883 in London. He travelled with H. P. Blavatsky to India in 1884 after having received a letter from one of her Adept teachers. From 1900 to 1905 he was a popular international lecturer for the TS, and visited the United States a number of times. Some American families wanted their sons to accompany him on his travels to be trained by him in Theosophical work. In 1906 he was charged by the leadership of the American Section of the TS with teaching self-abuse (masturbation) to some boys under his care. Following an enquiry in London, presided over by Col. Olcott, President-Founder of the TS, he resigned his membership of the Society. -- Source other than Library of Congress.
For many, the episodes of 1906 sealed his image as an immoral man, although he was never charged or prosecuted in any country. He never defended himself of the accusations. After 110 years, all his relevant correspondence regarding the crisis is gathered together in this book. For the first time, his full thoughts and views about those events are presented to the public. --Publisher's description.
Authorized Access Point
Oliveira, Pedro, 1957- CWL speaks
Authorized Access Point Variant
Ellwood, Robert S., 1933- CWL speaks