Weller van Hook

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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'', a work on one hundred pages, 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]
 
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'', a work on one hundred pages, 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]
  
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.
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Weller and his wife Anna both became very active members of the Theosophical Society.  In 1907, 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.
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With his own funds, Weller built "...a printing establishment on his own property for the production of free propaganda material."  He had wanted to establish the National Headquarters in Chicago, but it was instead established in Los Angeles, California.
  
 
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 17:08, 8 March 2007

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