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; Prudence Rubina ("Ruby") Stansfeld Jones (1887-1981), wife of Charles Stansfeld Jones aka Frater Achad; Theodore Besterman; Esther Bright; Andrée Buisine;

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; William Q. Judge; W. H. Burr; G. W. Foote;

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; Annie Besant: An Autobiography, 1939; The Case Against W. Q. Judge (aka William Q. Judge), 1895; Editor of Lucifer- A Theosophical Magazine, Designed to "Bring to Light the Hidden Things of Darkness@ 1893; editor of The Theosophist @ 1914; Occult Chemistry: Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements, 1919; Four Great Religions (Four Lectures Delivered on the Twenty-first Anniversary of the Theosophical Society, at Adyar, Madras, India); A Study in Consciousness: A Contribution to the Science of Psychology; Theosophy, 1912; contributor - Council of the Federation of the European Sections of the Theosophical Society Various authors including C. Jinarajadasa, Rudolf Steiner, GRS Mead, Alan Leo and Percy Lund, 1905;

Resources:; ; listen to here autobiography here - ;