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Chapter 23

Charles Webster Leadbeater 1854-1934 
A Biographical Study
by Gregory John Tillett
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Appendix 1

Appendices

Introductory Note
Appendix 1:  The Evolution of Life
Appendix 2:  The Planes
Appendix 3:  The Occult Hierarchy and the Masters
Appendix 4:  Membership of the Theosophical Society: Statistical Summary


Introductory Note

          Leadbeater's teachings have never been brought together into a unified system.  The only substantial attempt to do so is found in the works of A.E. Powell (see Powell, 1925, 1927a, 1927b, 1928, 1930) which, although claiming to incorporate the teachings of Blavatsky, essentially present Leadbeater's Theosophy.   Jinarajadasa's First Principles of Theosophy (1928) presents a general survey of Theosophy according to Leadbeater's teachings, although Jinarajadasa incorporates a large amount of scientific and anthropological material which he attempts to link with Theosophical doctrines.  Leadbeater's own A Textbook of Theosophy (1st edition 1912) and An Outline of Theosophy (1st edition 1902) give general overviews of his Theosophical teachings, but do not provide a detailed or unified account.

          It would require a very substantial and detailed analysis of Leadbeater's writings to produce a cohesive and unified version of his Theosophy and theology.  It has, therefore, not been possible in this present work to do more than provide brief details of some of his teachings where an understanding of these is essential to the historical context.

          There are several areas of his teachings, however, which underly his Theosophy and theology.  These basic principles are summarized in the three appendices which follow.  The diagramatic presentations, based on diagrams included in the works of Leadbeater and his disciple, Jinarajadasa, are supported by quotations from Leadbeater's writings.

          The fourth appendix summarizes statistical information about membership of the Theosophical Society.

Appendix 1:  The Evolution of Life
Appendix 2:  The Planes
Appendix 3:  The Occult Hierarchy and the Masters
Appendix 4:  Membership of the Theosophical Society: Statistical Summary


Table of Contents

Chapter 23

Charles Webster Leadbeater 1854-1934 
A Biographical Study
by Gregory John Tillett
Table of Contents

Appendix 1