The Young Indiana Jones meets Jiddu Krishnamurti, Charles Leadbeater and Annie Besant at the Theos. Society
Created by George Lucas, this is the first part of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 5. In January, 1910, the Jones family attends a meeting of the Theosophy movement in Benares, India. There young Indy befriends the young Jiddu Krishnamurti, and meets Charles Leadbeater and Annie Besant. Feel free to comment on the accuracy of the depictions of the main characters. We’ve had this before, when we compared Star Wars and Theosophy, and stated that George Lucas saw “Star Wars” as a means mean of conveying spiritual ideas to youth in a modern age. It is true, as we have stated before, that the approach of the Theosophical Society under Annie Besant “diplomatic” in how it spoke of the religions, i.e., pluralistic. In this story, the experience is very important and greatly impresses the young Indiana Jones. It does well in capturing Charles W. Leadbeater, almost like a Rasputin-like character, and the fact there was another boy lined up to have the role, later assigned to Jiddu Krishnamurti.