C.W. Leadbeater (1854—1934) Once a Victorian clergyman in the Church of England, Charles Webster Leadbeater joined the Theosophical Society in 1883, intently turning his attentions to the group’s more wide-ranging spirituality. He was soon teaching, lecturing, and publishing his findings in the realms of seership and other mystical development. Leadbeater’s writings include works such as Occult Chemistry (1916), which states that the elements of chemistry can be studied through psychic observation and the third eye.
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