Sinnett reports about Besant’s adherence to his séances in his Autobiography,which Adyar leaders have since then tried to keep in oblivion, but could neverdeny. He writes:“Perhaps Mrs. Besant’s regard for Leadbeater may be explained in this way.She had been admitted by her own request to the meetings of our LondonLodge group in June 1894. Up to that time her psychic faculties had notdeveloped. Leadbeater was one of the most important elements in our group.
(….) I think the close relationship that grew between him and Mrs. Besant(…) did much to stimulate the development of her faculties.”
A few months after starting to talk to false masters, instead of repenting andconfessing her own forgeries, Annie Besant preferred to accuse Mr. Judge of “forging false contacts with Masters” and started a “Case” against him. Theparadoxical action was unethical, but produced results. Previously, it hadbeen convenient for her political career to make compliments to William Q.Judge. Now her colleagues were spreading rumours against him and she couldgain much more power by speaking ill of Judge.Having suddenly changed from one extreme to the other, Mrs. Besant wrote inMay 1895:“It is of the first importance to show that honest men cannot continue to work with Mr. Judge, unless they are prepared to be betrayed behind their backs inthe work of the Society, and that Mr. Judge’s own conduct, and his continueddeceptions, force us, however, reluctantly, to say: ‘Mr. Judge must be expelledfrom the Society, for his methods are dishonest and he corrupts his fellow-workers’. Unless America saves us from the necessity of demanding hisexpulsion, by seceding from the parent Society, Europe must endorse thedemand for expulsion coming from India and Australasia”.
In this way Mrs. Besant caused the division of the movement, whilesuccessfully gaining the worldwide political control of the Society. At thesame time she abandoned the original teachings of theosophy, favoringillusory forms of clairvoyance instead.Led by her own Karma, Mrs. Besant felt it was not enough to have imaginarycontacts with HPB’s Masters within the limits of the séances organized by Mr.Sinnett. She soon started talking in intimate terms also to the “King of theWorld”, the “Manu” and “Lord Christ”, among other products of herimagination. Mary Lutyens’ books describe the process in detail, including theparody of the return of Jesus “Krishnamurti” Christ.