The Occult History of Java – C. W. Leadbeater (1951) (1st ed)


The Occult History of Java – C. W. Leadbeater (1951) (1st ed)


Title: An Occult History of Java

Author: C. W. Leadbeater

Publisher: The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, 1951. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Near fine. A small, thin book. 58pp., with a few black-and-white plates of the Borobudur. 7.5″ by 5″.

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A very thin but scarce book by a famous Theosophists, on pre-Hindu Java, the Borobudur & other temples, etc.

Chapters include:

  1. Black Magic from Atlantis
  2. Magnetic Centre
  3. The Presiding Deva
  4. Borobudur

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Charles Webster Leadbeater (16 February 1854 – 1 March 1934) was a member of the Theosophical Society, author on occult subjects and co-initiator with J. I. Wedgwood of the Liberal Catholic Church.

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, but resigned in 1906 amid a sex scandal. Accusations of his detractors were never proven, and after Annie Besant became President of the Society, he was readmitted in 1908. Leadbeater went on to write over 69 books and pamphlets as well as maintain regular speaking engagements. His efforts on behalf of the society assured his status as one of its leading members until his death in 1934.