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Re: Theos-World Last person to know CW Leadbeater

Dec 30, 2008 10:25 PM
by MKR

Thanks for the information. It would be interesting if some of the stories
he had can be written up and posted here as it would be of immense
historical information. I was under the impression that Balford Clarke and
Ernest Wood were the two others who had worked closely with CWL.

Any one who has been deeply affected by theosophy cannot but be a
gentleman/woman with of course some exceptions.


On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 11:58 PM, butchie122 <> wrote:

>   Last Thursday, Christopher Bannister died, aged 98. Born in 1910 he is
> the last person, of whom I am aware, to know Leadbeater. He had a fund
> of stories about his contacts with the old man for whom he had a deep
> respect. Christopher always denied that Leadbeater had improper sexual
> realtions with his pupils. He vividly remembered the 'truth is a
> pathless land' happening & its impact on the TS and had many
> experiences with such as Arundale, Wedgwood, Rukmini Devi.
> An architect by profession, Christopher was a gentle man in the true
> meaning of the term, deeply interested up till the time of his death in
> the latest science, particularly cosmology. He remained a TS member
> until his death.
> Brian Parry

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