Weller van Hook

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===Thesophical Society===
 
===Thesophical Society===
One of the leaders of the Theosophical Society, [[Curuppumullage_Jinarajadasa|Jinarajadasa]] was in Chicago about 1904, and it was apparently through him that Dr. Van Hook was introduced to Theosophy.  Weller and his wife Anna both became very active members of the Theosophical Society.  Weller became the General Secretary of the Thesophical Society in the United States, and was one of the vocal supporters of Leadbeater during the scandal that eventually forced Leadbeater to temporarily resign. About that time, Leadbeater while on an American lecture tour, met their son Hubert and in the summer of 1907, Hubert and his mother stayed with Leadbeater in Germany where some of Hubert's past-lives were writen out.
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One of the leaders of the Theosophical Society, [[Curuppumullage_Jinarajadasa|Jinarajadasa]] was in Chicago about 1904, and it was apparently through him that Dr. Van Hook was introduced to Theosophy.  In Jinarajadasa's work ''In His Name'', he has a "...foreward directed to Dr Van Hook."[http://www.chilit.org/Papers%20by%20author/Maher%20C%20--%20A%20Man%20of%20Good%20Will.pdf]
  
Anna and Hubert moved in 1909 to Adyar, India where Anna taught Hubert, [[Krishnamurti]] and Nitya for some time.
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Weller and his wife Anna both became very active members of the Theosophical Society.  Weller became the General Secretary of the Thesophical Society in the United States, and was one of the vocal supporters of Leadbeater during the scandal that eventually forced Leadbeater to temporarily resign. About that time, Leadbeater while on an American lecture tour, met their son Hubert and in the summer of 1907, Hubert and his mother stayed with Leadbeater in Germany where some of Hubert's past-lives were writen out.  Anna and Hubert moved in 1909 to Adyar, India where Anna taught Hubert, [[Krishnamurti]] and Nitya for some time.
  
 
Weller van Hook died Jul 1, 1933 in or near Chicago, Illinois where a brief death notice appeared in the ''Chicago Tribune'' (Jul 2, and Jul 5).
 
Weller van Hook died Jul 1, 1933 in or near Chicago, Illinois where a brief death notice appeared in the ''Chicago Tribune'' (Jul 2, and Jul 5).

Revision as of 16:18, 8 March 2007

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