Charles Henry Allan Bennett

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Charles Henry Allan Bennett (8 December 1872 – 9 March 1923) was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.wikipedia
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He was a close associate of author and occultist Aleister Crowley.
In 1898 he joined the esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was trained in ceremonial magic by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Allan Bennett.

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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Charles Henry Allan Bennett (8 December 1872 – 9 March 1923) was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Bennett was, along with George Cecil Jones, Crowley’s primary teacher during his days in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

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He wrote two books: The Wisdom of the Aryas (1923)(based in part on a series of discourses in Clifford Bax's studio in 1919 and 1920 ) and The Religion of Burma (1911, reprinted in 1929 by Theosophical Publishing House as The Religion of Burma and Other Papers).
His interest in the esoteric extended to editing works of Jakob Boehme, and helping Allan Bennett, the Buddhist.

Occult

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He was a close associate of author and occultist Aleister Crowley.

Bhikkhu

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Bennett received the name Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya at his ordination as a Buddhist monk and spent years studying and practicing Buddhism in the East. He was the second Englishman to be ordained as a Buddhist monk (Bhikkhu) of the Theravada tradition and was instrumental in introducing Buddhism in England.

Ordination

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Bennett received the name Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya at his ordination as a Buddhist monk and spent years studying and practicing Buddhism in the East.

Buddhism

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Bennett received the name Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya at his ordination as a Buddhist monk and spent years studying and practicing Buddhism in the East. At some time between 1889 and 1900, in his late twenties, Bennett traveled to Asia to relieve his asthma, and to dedicate himself to Buddhism.

Theravada

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He was the second Englishman to be ordained as a Buddhist monk (Bhikkhu) of the Theravada tradition and was instrumental in introducing Buddhism in England.

England

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He was the second Englishman to be ordained as a Buddhist monk (Bhikkhu) of the Theravada tradition and was instrumental in introducing Buddhism in England.

United Kingdom

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He established the first Buddhist Mission in the United Kingdom.

George Cecil Jones

Bennett was, along with George Cecil Jones, Crowley’s primary teacher during his days in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Analytical chemistry

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Bennett was educated at Hollesly College, and scraped by as an analytical chemist.

Siddhi

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Bennett was one of the most brilliant minds in the order, and favored mysticism and white magic; he was almost wholly concerned with enlightenment rather than siddhis (magical powers).

Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers

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Bennett had high regard for Golden Dawn leader S. L. Mathers, and with him began working on a book of Hermetic Qabalah correspondences that Crowley would later expand upon as Liber 777.

Hermetic Qabalah

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Bennett had high regard for Golden Dawn leader S. L. Mathers, and with him began working on a book of Hermetic Qabalah correspondences that Crowley would later expand upon as Liber 777.

777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley

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Bennett had high regard for Golden Dawn leader S. L. Mathers, and with him began working on a book of Hermetic Qabalah correspondences that Crowley would later expand upon as Liber 777.

Magic (supernatural)

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In return, Bennett trained Crowley in the basics of magic and tried to instill a devotion to white magic.

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In return, Bennett trained Crowley in the basics of magic and tried to instill a devotion to white magic.

Asceticism

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Bennett was generally ascetic and sexually chaste, a marked contrast to Crowley’s libertine attitude.

Libertine

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Bennett was generally ascetic and sexually chaste, a marked contrast to Crowley’s libertine attitude.

Wand

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Crowley once remarked concerning Bennett’s powers: Bennett had constructed a magical wand out of glass, which he carried with him.

Theosophy

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As it so happened, Crowley and Bennett were walking along one day and came across a group of theosophists who were ridiculing the use of wands.

Asthma

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At some time between 1889 and 1900, in his late twenties, Bennett traveled to Asia to relieve his asthma, and to dedicate himself to Buddhism.

Sri Lanka

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First he traveled to Ceylon where he studied Hatha Yoga under the yogi Shri Parananda.

Hatha yoga

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First he traveled to Ceylon where he studied Hatha Yoga under the yogi Shri Parananda.