An Unabridged Printing of the Second Edition with Updated Typeface and an Index at Book’s End. Chapters include: What Clairvoyance Is - Simple Clairvoyance Full - Simple Clairvoyance Partial - Clairvoyance In Space: Intentional - Clairvoyance In Space: Semi-Intentional - Clairvoyance In Space: Unintentional - Clairvoyance In Time: The Past - Clairvoyance In Time: The Future - Methods Of Development - Addendum: The Theosophical Society – Index.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
Originally a priest of the Church of England, his interest in spiritualism caused him to end his affiliation with Anglicanism in favour of the Theosophical Society, where he became an associate of Annie Besant. He became a high-ranking officer of the Society and remained one of its leading members until his death in 1934; writing over 60 books and pamphlets and maintaining regular speaking engagements
Leadbeater was born in Stockport, Cheshire, in 1854. His father, Charles Sr., was born in Lincoln and his mother Emma was born in Liverpool. He was an only child. By 1861 the family had relocated to London.
In 1862, when Leadbeater was eight years old, his father died from tuberculosis. Four years later a bank in which the family's savings were invested became bankrupt. Without finances for college, Leadbeater sought work soon after graduating from high school in order to provide for his mother and himself. He worked at various clerical jobs. During the evenings he became largely self-educated. For example, he studied astronomy and had a 12-inch reflector telescope (which was very expensive at the time) to observe the heavens at night. He also studied French, Latin and Greek.
An uncle, his father's brother-in-law, was the well-known Anglican cleric William Wolfe Capes. By his uncle's influence, Leadbeater was ordained an Anglican priest in 1879 in Farnham by the Bishop of Winchester. By 1881, he was living with his widowed mother at Bramshott in a cottage which his uncle had built, where he is listed as "Curate of Bramshott". He was an active priest and teacher who was remembered later as "a bright and cheerful and kindhearted man". About this time, after reading about the séances of reputed medium Daniel Dunglas Home (1833-1886), Leadbeater developed an active interest in spiritualism.
Table of Contents
What Clairvoyance Is - Simple Clairvoyance Full - Simple Clairvoyance Partial - Clairvoyance In Space: Intentional - Clairvoyance In Space: Semi-Intentional - Clairvoyance In Space: Unintentional - Clairvoyance In Time: The Past - Clairvoyance In Time: The Future - Methods Of Development - Addendum: The Theosophical Society - Index