But repeatedly he outpassed its apparent limitations, carrying it lightly and showing himself capable of acting as if it were not there.
To understand him at all it seems necessary to recognize in him a powerful individually living largely in that wholly different order of experience of which he was from time to time the interpreter.
He was Regional Secretary of the Theosophical Society in Northern Ireland for many years and had been a member of the General Council of the Theosophical Society.
He was awarded the Subba Row Medal in 1996 for his contribution to theosophical literature. A number of Shearman’s Theosophical articles are available on-line at: additional articles are available on-line at: writings on Leadbeater include: (1) Modern Theosophy Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, 1952 (2The whole incident was useful in some ways tending to break down old-fashioned inhibitions and to cause members to meet certain aspects of life in a more balanced and realistic spirit.
He was one for whom the standards of his colleagues and critics often did not exists.