The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants and Phenomena

C. W. LEADBEATER (1854 - 1934)

As sceptics dismissed other-worldly phenomena as the stuff of legend, trickery or delusion, nineteenth-century 'occult science' set out to explain them scientifically. Here, C. W. Leadbeater maps out the scenery and inhabitants of the astral plane, accounting along the way for phenomena such as the journey of the soul after death, magic and sorcery, vampires and werewolves, pixies, gnomes and fairies, ghosts and shades, and communication with the departed in the seance room. A leading figure in the Theosophical movement after the death of Madame Blavatsky, Leadbeater was reincarnated in Stockport, Cheshire, (now part of Greater Manchester) after an unusually long spell of 2,300 years in the heaven-world. Ordained as an Anglican clergyman, he became a prolific author on theosophical topics. His theosophical studies took him to Ceylon and Australia, where he was the spiritual leader of the Manor commune in Sydney, which still exists today. - Summary by Phil Benson

Genre(s): Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface and Introduction Phil Benson
00:15:04
Play 02 Scenery Phil Benson
00:21:51
Play 03 Inhabitants - Human Phil Benson
00:56:48
Play 04 Inhabitants - Non-human Phil Benson
00:46:49
Play 05 Inhabitants - Artificial Phil Benson
00:30:35
Play 06 Phenomena and Conclusion Phil Benson
00:38:38