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Leadbeater, Charles Webster

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Leadbeater, Charles Webster, * 16 Feb 1854 (Stockport (England)), † 1 Mar 1934 (Perth (Australia)) Prime ideologue of the → Theosophical Society following the death of → Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and author of over 40 Theosophical books, many of which have remained in print. Second Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church and 33° Co-Mason. Introduced adventist expectation into the Theosophical Society in the figure of Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), acknowledged by Leadbeater as the ‘Vehicle for the Coming of the World-Teacher’. Born in Stockport, England, Leadbeater…