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Gardner, Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis Gardner
          Edward Lewis Gardner

(1892-1969). A prolific writer on theosophical subjects and a dedicated worker for the Theosophical Society (TS). He was born at Coggeshall, Essex, England. He joined the TS on April 17, 1907, and was General Secretary of the English Section 1924-28. Gardner traveled widely as an International Lecturer for the Theosophical Society. In 1926 he founded the theosophical community at Stamford House, Wimbledon, London, and presided over it until 1940. Gardner was one of a group that bought Tekels Park, now vested in the English section of the TS. He was first married to Clara Beard in 1892 who died in 1920. Gardner later married Eliza Adelaide Draper in 1922.

Publications include:

The Fourth Creative Hierarchy, Matter is the Shadow of Spirits, and The Web of the Universe (1936, rev. Ed. 1938). The Play of Consciousness (1939), Fairies; A book of Real Fairies (1945), The Heavenly Man (1952), The Wider View & Studies in the Secret Doctrine (1962), and several booklets.

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