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Re: Theos-World Annie Besant on Bishop James Wedgwood

Jul 17, 2007 05:51 PM
by Cass Silva

What does that say about her followers?
  Cass wrote:
In a message dated 7/16/2007 10:45:10 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

After reading this Frank I tend to agree with you. Besant had really lost 
the plot. Gregory has just told us that Wedgewood and Kollerstrom were lovers 
and an Arhat at the same time!!!

I've said for years that I'm going to write about the Loonies of Ommen and 
title the book "1925, the Year They All Went Stark Staring Nuts!"

There is the famous story of George Bernard Shaw running in Krishnamurti and 
asking him how Annie was. K responded that she was well but at her age she 
could "no longer think consecutively." Shaw laughed and said, "She never 

And he was right. She never had a rational thought pass through her head. 
It is difficult to look at her life and writing and not be puzzled that 
anyone could have ever, and still do for that matter, take a word she ever said 
seriously. At least Leadbeater is entertaining in his silliness!

I say this as a devoted albeit heretical Adyarian. Mrs. Besant was the 
personification of dingbat.

Chuck the Heretic

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