Annie Besant

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Annie Besant AKA Annie Wood Besant

England 1847 – 1933

Comments: Theosophy; Suffragette; birth control advocate;

Teachers: H.P. Blavatsky; Henry Steel Olcott

Students: Jiddu Krishnamurti; Mabel Besant Scot, of the Corona Fellowship of Rosicrucians (CFR) and New Rosicrucian Theatre in Christenchurch, Hampshire, where Gerald Gardner met the Druid George Alexander Sullivan ; and his disciple Peter Caddy who founded FINDHORN;

Partners: Charles Leadbeater; Mrs. Marie Russak (Hotchener);Mr.H. Wedgwood;

Friends: Charles Bradlaugh; Charles Knowlton; Frank Besant, husband; George Bernard Shaw; William Morris, artist; Francesca Arundale,co-freemason; Aldous Huxley;

Enemies: Edward Bouverie Pusey;

Organizations: Theosophical Society; National Secular Society; Fabian Society ; Marxist Social Democratic Federation ; Central Hindu College; the International Order of Co-Freemasonry, Le Droit Humain in England. Indian National Congress; Irish Republican Fenian Brotherhood; Malthusian League; Fabian Society; speaker at the Bloody Sunday incident in Trafalgar Square., 1887; Order of the Star in the East with Krishnamurti; Krishnamurti Foundation India; Order of the temple of the Rosy Cross (OTRC), London, 1912;Shanti Kunj - Abode of Peace ,1896 in India;

Author: The Ancient Wisdom (1898); Thought Forms (1901); Jainism; Man and his bodies;

Resources:; ; listen to here autobiography here - ;