The Science of The Sacraments by C.W. Leadbeater

The Science of The Sacraments by C.W. Leadbeater. Front cover of the book.
The Science of The Sacraments by C.W. Leadbeater.  Front book cover of the 1920 edition.

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Title: The Science of The Sacraments
Author: C.W. Leadbeater
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
The Science of the Sacraments can be defined as ‘a new idea of Church worship’ for it presents a clairvoyant description of the inner or invisible side of the traditional Catholic rites. The central theme of the book is that a sacrament is ‘an outer and visible sign of an inner, spiritual grace.’ The author examines the far-reaching effect of ceremonies like the Holy Eucharist which benefit not only those attending it but also the community at large with its strong radiation of peace. The book is of great value for those interested to know the hidden realities of life.

Charles Webster Leadbeater (1847-1934)
Charles Webster Leadbeater (1847-1934),  was Church of England clergyman until he joined the Theosophical Society in 1883. He spent some years in Sri Lanka working for the revival of Buddhism, and later became the Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church, which seeks to combine the preservation of the Catholic sacraments with the widest measure of freedom of thought and interpretation of the scriptures. He was a highly developed clairvoyant and the author of over thirty books on the spiritual life and on the psychic nature of man. He unfolded and perfected his own psychic faculties under the guidance of his Adept teacher and in 1893 began his clairvoyant investigations, on occasion collaborating with Annie Besant, the second President of the Theosophical Society. His worldwide lectures presented a new viewpoint to thousands of people.