Author: Annie BesantPublisher: Theosophical PublishingYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 332ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This authorised version of her autobiography captures the life and times of a historical figure who was described as a 'Diamond Soul'. Annie Besant (1847-1933), President of the Theosophical Society from 1907 to 1933, was described as a Diamond Soul, for she had many brilliant facets to her character. As a spiritual teacher she inspired thousands of men and women all over the world. She was an outstanding orator, a reformer, a humanist, and an educationist with more than three hundred publications to her credit.The keynote of all her varied activities was her unswerving loyalty to Truth. To quote her won words: "She (Truth) may lead me into the wilderness, yet I must follow her; she may strip me of all love, yet I must pursue her; though she slay m, yet will I trust in her; and I ask no other epitaph on my tomb but no other epitaph on my tomb but She tried to follow Truth."
List of IllustrationsPreface to Third Impression PrefaceCHAPTEROut of the everywhere into the here Early ChildhoodGirlhoodMarriageThe Storm of DoubtCharles BradlaughAtheism as I knew and Taught ItAt workThe Knowlton PamphletAt War all RoundMr Bradlaugh’s StruggleStill FightingSocialismThrough Storm to Peace