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Annie Besant on Bishop James Wedgwood

Jul 16, 2007 10:49 AM
by danielhcaldwell

In August 1925, Annie Besant spoke as follows at the STAR Congress in 
Ommen, Holland:

And now I have to give you, by command of the King, His message,
and some of the messages of the Lord Maitreya and His great
Brothers. . . what I am saying, as to matter of announcement, is
definitely at the command of the King whom I serve. . . . 

His taking possession of His chosen vehicle...will be soon.
Then He will choose, as before, His twelve apostles . . . . He has 
already chosen them, but I have only the command to mention seven who 
have reached the stage of Arhatship....

[Mrs. Besant then gave the names as follows:]

The first two, my brother Charles Leadbeater and myself, . . . C.
Jinarajadasa, . . . George Arundale, . . . Oscar Kollerstrom, . . . 
Rukmini Arundale....

I left out one and must leave out another. Naturally, our
Krishnaji was one, but he is to be the vehicle of the Lord. 

And the other is one who is very dear to all of us, as to the whole
Brotherhood: Bishop James Wedgwood. He had borne his crucifixion
before the seal of Arhatship was set upon him by his King. . . . 

Those are the first seven of the twelve whom He has chosen, with
Himself as the thirteenth. . . .

Now the wonder may come into your mind: H.P.B. was the only one
who was really announced as the messenger of the Master. Since then
the world has grown a good deal, and it is possible that while the
few may be repelled, many thousands will be attracted to the
Christ. . . . Whatever the effect, since He has said it, it is
done. . . .
Source:  The Theosophist, November, 1925

See the online index to THE THEOSOPHIST (November, 1925) for a list 
of the addresses and speakers at the STAR CONGRESS at Ommen, Holland:

p143 - STAR CONGRESS AT OMMEN: Address Aug 11th -- Annie Besant
p161 - SCO: August 11th -- Oscar G Kollerstrom
p166 - SCO: August 11th -- GS Arundale
p171 - SCO: August 11th (a caution) -- Annie Besant
p172 - SCO: August 12th -- GS Arundale
p185 - SCO: August 12th -- Oscar G Kollerstrom
p191 - SCO: August 12th ("these wild people") -- Annie Besant
p198 - SCO: August 12th -- Annie Besant
p199 - SCO: August 13th -- Bishop Wedgwood
p216 - SCO: August 13th Concluding Address -- Annie Besant
p226 - SCO: August 14th -- Annie Besant
p228 - SCO: The Gaining of Spiritual Experience -- Bishop Wedgwood
p240 - SCO: The Divers Ways of His Coming -- Oscar G Kollerstrom
p246 - SCO: Address -- Shrimati Rukmini Arundale (1904 - )
p248 - SCO: Address -- George S Arundale
p255 - SCO: Address -- Annie Besant
p269 - SCO: Round the Camp Fire - Ommen, 11th-14th August 1925 -- 
Emily Lutyens
p269 - Talks on Krishnaji (1) -- Annie Besant
p269 - Talks on Krishnaji (2) -- Emily Lutyens
p276 - Talks on Krishnaji (3) -- Oscar G Kollerstrom
p279 - Talks on Krishnaji (4) -- George S Arundale
p282 - Talks on Krishnaji (5) -- Annie Besant
p284 - Talks on CWL (1) -- Annie Besant
p289 - Talks on CWL (2) -- Emily Lutyens
p294 - Talks on CWL (3) -- Oscar G Kollerstrom
p297 - Talks on CWL (4) -- Hugh Noall
p302 - Talks on CWL (5) -- RA Vreede
p307 - (an appreciation) -- anon
p308 - (Closing Comments) -- Bishop Mazel


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