Charles Webster Leadbeater
In Madras, 1930 a

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 one of her Adept-Teachers.

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, 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.

HPB and CWL (Madame Blavatsky page)

Is Theosophy an Ideology?    The Liberal Catholic Tradition: a Farewell Note

The TS on Probation

Plaque at the Garden of Remembrance, Adyar ii

Plaque at the Garden of Remembrance,  Adyar,International Headquarters of theTheosophical Society


CWL at a picnic of The Manor residents in the wood above Fairy Bower, Manly, Sydney, circa 1926. The photo includes, on the left side, Erling Roberts, Daisy Heyting, Hannie Vreede, Dick Balfour-Clarke, Lady Emily Lutyens, Mrs Kollerstrom, Mary Lutyens, Helen Knothe, Arthur van Gelder, and Monica Roberts. Those on the right side include, among others, Bishop Hounsfield, Dr Mary Rocke, Theodore St. John, Ruth Roberts, Muriel Beaufoy, David Dear, Lucius van Gelder, Edythe Kollerstrom and Colin Francis.

Copyright © 2015 Pedro Oliveira

[CWL World Home] [Bio] [Madame Blavatsky] [Letters from Master] [Theosophical Society] [Liberal Catholic Church] [Articles] [Books] [Gallery] [Testimonies] [Influence] [Teachings] [Archives]