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Leadbeater, Charles Webster
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Leadbeater, Charles Webster, * 16 Feb 1854 (Stockport (England)), † 1 Mar 1934 (Perth (Australia))

Prime ideologue of the → Theosophical Society following the death of → Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and author of over 40 Theosophical books, many of which have remained in print. Second Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church and 33° Co-Mason. Introduced adventist expectation into the Theosophical Society in the figure of Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), acknowledged by Leadbeater as the ‘Vehicle for the Coming of the World-Teacher’.

Born in Stockport, England, Leadbeater…

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French, Brendan, “Leadbeater, Charles Webster”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_206>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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