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Charles Webster Leadbeater 1854-1934 
A Biographical Study
by Gregory John Tillett
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Charles Webster Leadbeater, 1854-1934
OUTLINE

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2: THE EARLY YEARS
- the myth and the reality of Leadbeater's family background and early life [1854-1878]
Chapter 3: THE ANGLICAN MINISTRY
- Leadbeater's life as an Anglican minister and his interest in psychic research [1878-1883]
Chapter 4:  INTRODUCTION TO THEOSOPHY
- the background to Theosophy and Leadbeater's introduction to it [1883-1884]
Chapter 5: 

THE INFLUENCE OF MADAME BLAVATSKY
- Leadbeater's meeting with Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, his break with the Church and his commitment
to Theosophy [1884]

Chapter 6:

BUDDHISM AND INDIA
- Leadbeater's journey to India and his conversion to Buddhism [1884-1885]

Chapter 7:  THE DEVELOPMENT OF OCCULT POWERS
- the development of Leadbeater's psychic powers and the beginning of his Theosophical career [1885-1890]

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Chapter 8: ANNIE BESANT AND OCCULT WORK
- Leadbeater's meeting with Annie Besant, the background to her Theosophical career, and the
expansion of Leadbeater's psychic investigations [1890-1896]
Chapter 9: OCCULT WORK EXPANDED
- the expansion of Leadbeater's work as a psychic, his increasing influence over Mrs Besant, and
his first American lecture tour [1896-1906]
Chapter 10 ACCUSATIONS OF IMMORALITY
- the charges of immorality against Leadbeater, his "trial" and resignation from the Theosophical
Society [1906]
Chapter 11:  RETURN TO THE SOCIETY
- Leadbeater's return to the Theosophical Society and the effect on the movement [1906-1909]
Chapter 12:  THE DISCOVERY OF KRISHNAMURTI
- Leadbeater's "discovery" of Jiddhu Krishnamurti and the development of the adventist
movement centering on the boy [1909-1910]
Chapter 13: EXPLORATIONS OF PAST LIVES
- research into past lives associated with the adventist movement [1910]
Chapter 14: THE TRAINING OF KRISHNAMURTI
- the training of Krishnamurti to be the Vehicle for the Coming [1910-1911]
Chapter 15: CONFLICT OVER KRISHNAMURTI
- the development of the adventist movement, conflict within the Theosophical Society, and legal
battles over Krishnamurti [1911-1914]

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Chapter 16: WORK FOR THE ADVENT
- Leadbeater's interpretation of world history as preparation for the Coming [1915-1916]
Chapter 17: THE LIBERAL CATHOLIC CHURCH
- background to James Ingall Wedgwood and the Liberal Catholic Church, and Leadbeater's renewed
interest in Christianity [1916]
Chapter 18: POLICE INVESTIGATIONS
- growing conflict over the adventist movement and allegations of immorality against Leadbeater, the
establishment of his Sydney community, and the first Police investigation [1916-1922]
Chapter 19:  TENSION AND DIVISION
- Krishnamurti's growing disillusionment with the Coming, increasing conflict within the Theosophical
Society, and new revelations [1922-1926]
Chapter 20:  THE DISSOLUTION OF THE ORDER
- Krishnamurti's dissolution of the Order of the Star and its effects, Leadbeater's new interests, and
further conflict within the Society [1926-1930]
Chapter 21: THE FINAL YEARS
- Leadbeater's final years, the effects of the end of his adventist hopes, the deaths of Mrs Besant and
Leadbeater [1930-1934]
Chapter 22: EPILOGUE
- a summary of the movements with which     Leadbeater was associated from the time of his death until
the present, Leadbeater's legacy and influence

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Chapter 23: ASSESSMENT AND CONCLUSION
- an examination of the mysteries of Leadbeater's life history, his teachings and his claims, including the allegations of sexual immorality
Appendices
Appendix 1: THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE
Appendix 2: THE PLANES
Appendix 3: THE MASTERS
Appendix 4: MEMBERSHIP OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY: 
STATISTICAL SUMMARY
Bibliographies
Bibliography 1:  THE WRITINGS OF C.W. LEADBEATER
Bibliography 2:  JOURNALS
Bibliography 3:  OTHER WORKS CONSULTED

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