Charles Webster Leadbeater

  Charles Webster Leadbeater was a well-known clairvoyant and theosophist who dedicated his life to the dissemination of Theosophy. He left his position as a clergyman in the Church of England in 1884, travelling with Madame Helena Blavatsky to India to help her in her work for the Theosophical Society. He was accepted as a chela (disciple) by Mahatma K.H., one of HPB’s Adept-Teachers, in a letter (part two) written by him to the young Leadbeater while the latter was still in England.

   His investigations into the unseen dimensions of life have had a far-reaching influence on the contemporary world, one of them being the discovery of the young J. Krishnamurti on the Adyar beach in Madras, India, in 1909, who would later become one of the most respected and insightful spiritual teachers of the twentieth century.

   This website makes available aspects of CWL’s vast literary output as well as some biographical information, including the charges against him, his work for the Theosophical Society and the Liberal Catholic Church. Also included are a comprehensive list of his books, written over a period of several decades, plus a number of photographs, rare archival material and key testimonies, by those who knew and worked with him, about his life, his character and his helpfulness.

Madame Blavatsky and C. W. Leadbeater: A Timeline     My First Flight

CWL in Brazil: Further Evidence     CWL, the Mahatma and God

Krishnaji and CWL   From Southampton to Bahia and Back Again


T. Subba Row


CWL Speaks: C. W. Leadbeater’s Correspondence concerning the 1906 Crisis in the Theosophical Society

Foreword by Robert Ellwood  Compiled by Pedro Oliveira

Published in Australia, February 2018, 311 pp.

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Foreword - CWL Speaks

Introduction - CWL Speaks


The Akashic Records (1897)  NEW

The Aura by C. W. Leadbeater (1895)

When Leadbeater went to Court

For Private Circulation (1913 Madras Court Case) 

Ernest Wood letter regarding C.W. Leadbeater (1913

Places of Pilgrimage in India by T. Subba Row

T. Subba Row, CWL and Esoteric Teachings

Anuradhapura and Mihintale C. W. Leadbeater’s impressions of his visit to ancient Buddhist sacred sites in Sri Lanka.

Two Leading H. P. Blavatsky’s Students Review CWL’s Books

Fragments of Autobiography of Russell Balfour-Clarke

An old associate of C.W. Leadbeater recollects aspects of his own life and his work with CWL. His statement about Mr Leadbeater’s integrity can be seen here:

The Magic of the Christian Church A clairvoyant discovers the power and the spiritual reach to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

The Buddhist Curate: C.W. Leadbeater’s Contribution to Buddhist Education in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)  

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