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 HPBís 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 CWLís 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

A new page on CWL World: Letters. First installment includes some CWL letters to Fritz Kunz.

CWL in Brazil: Further Evidence   CWL travels with Madame Blavatsky NEW

Krishnaji and CWL   The Catholic and Puritan Spirit in the TS by Annie Besant

CWL Speaks: C. W. Leadbeaterís 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

Lady Emily Lutyens - Her Impressions of CWL

The Leadbeaters: brief biographical information

Occult Chemistry by Annie Besant 

The Story of Occult Chemistry by Elizabeth W. Preston

A Few Hours at Adyar and What They Were Made to Reveal by T.H. Martyn

First Letter of Master K.H. to CWL (1884) - with facsimile of the original document

HPB in Tibet

The Hidden Side of The Theosophist by Mary K. Neff

The Akashic Records (1897)

The Aura by C. W. Leadbeater (1895)

When Leadbeater went to Court

For Private Circulation (1913 Madras Court Case) 

T. Subba Row

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. Leadbeaterís impressions of his visit to ancient Buddhist sacred sites in Sri Lanka.

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

Two Leading H. P. Blavatskyís Students Review CWLís Books

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

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 Leadbeaterís integrity can be seen here:

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