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Re: Theos-World Re: Mrs Besant's "leading men"

Sep 30, 2004 05:05 PM
by Dennis Kier

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Subject: Theos-World Re: Mrs Besant's "leading men"

> --- In, gregory <gregory@z...> wrote:
> > As George Bernard Shaw said of Mrs Besant that she always need
> a "leading
> > man" to play to.


> In 1907, when also accused of being deluded by Leadbeater, she was
> elected President of the TS with overwhelming support from members
> world wide. During the 26 years of her presidency the growth of TS
> Lodges and members was exponential, reaching 45,000 in 1928.

I suppose the operative word in the above is "elected", as opposed to
most of her detractors, like Mrs. Tingley, who just seized power. How
many of Mrs. Tingley's successors were "elected" by the general

I haven't studied the general history of that line enough to know when
they held the elections, or how many of the members voted in each
case, - up to the present time.


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