Layton, Felix

Felix Layton

Felix Layton (1910-1991) served the Theosophical Society in many capacities during his lifetime and was National Vice-President of the Theosophical Society in America from 1965-1972. In 1977, he and his wife Eunice moved to Ojai, California where they served as co-directors of the Krotona School of Theosophy for three years. Felix was born into a theosophical family in England. As a young man, he responded to International President George Arundale’s plea for workers by traveling to the Theosophical Society’s headquarters in India. Later he returned to the United States and taught science in high schools in the San Francisco area. After a few years of teaching school, he found himself working full time for the Society, traveling and lecturing across the United States and Canada. He was committed to the animal welfare movement and had a special interest in healing. Felix is perhaps best remembered by those who knew him for his kind and gentle nature.