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Annie Besant, Theosophy and the Liberal Catholic Church

Her Passions and Her Relationships

From “Annie Besant: Her Passions and Her Relationships”, Ernest Pelletier draws out the
argument, based on testimony from herself and others, as well as corroborating elements from her
palm, that Annie Besant’s “naïvete on Theosophical/occult matters, combined with her ability to
convince the general membership, gained her enough support to do what she wanted, but her actions
eventually split the Society into many parts.”1 Besant is exposed for the charismatic politician she
was, changing the Society into a political vehicle suited to swaying the membership to believe those
truths that she had intellectually and logically deduced from voracious and ill-digested reading. (More . . .)


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