Edward Maitland

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Edward Maitland

England 1824 - 1897

Comments: Theosophist; Christian mystic; Gnostic; I sometimes confuse his Hermetic Society and the Quest Society of GRS Mead. He founded the Quest Society, 1909 after breaking with Annie Besant's reinstating of Charles Leadbeater's child molestation charges, long after Maitland and Kingsford had hived off as the Hermetic Society;


Teachers: H.P. Blavatsky; A.P. Sinnett;

Students: Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers; Moina Mathers (née Mina Bergson); William Wynn Westcott; Louis Sophrone Fugairon AKA Sophronius Gnostic bishop of Beziers; GRS Mead AKA George Robert Stowe Mead


Partners /Friends: Dr. Anna Kingsford ; J.W. Brodie-Innes

Organizations: Theosophical Society; left with Dr. Kingsford to focus on Western Occultism in the Hermetic Society; Esoteric Christian Union, 1891;

Author: Dr. Anna Kingsford: Life and Letters Diary and Work (1896), revised as The Life of Anna Kingsford: Her Life, Letters, Diary and Work; The Keys of the Creeds, 1875 ; The Soul, and How It Found Me, 1877 ; The Perfect Way; or, the Finding of Christ, 1882; The Bible’s Own Account of Itself, 1891; THE “NEW GOSPEL OF INTERPRETATION”, 1892: Being an Abstract of the Doctrine and a Statement of the Origin, Object, Basis, Method and Scope of the Esoteric Christian Union; The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the New Gospel of Interpretation, 1893; Addresses and Essays on Vegetarianism, 1912; The Credo of Christendom and Other Addresses and Essays on Esoteric Christianity, 1916: “The Hermetic System and the Significance of its Present Revival”; (read it here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/vow/vow04.htm); How the World Came to an End in 1881, published 1884; The Virgin of the World, 1885 with Anna Kingsford; Astrology Theologized: the Spiritual Hermeneutics of Astrology and Holy Writ – A Treatise upon the Influence of the Stars on Man and on the Art of Ruling Them by the Law of Grace by Valentine Weigelius with Anna Kingsford, it is this work which lists the magical motto of Valentine Weigelius aka Valentin Weigel as SAPIENS DOMINABITUR ASTRIS, which I translate as The Wise Understand and Dominate their Fate (Stars), they are not slaves to it - this is suspiciously similar to Fräulein Anna Sprengel of Germany's motto, the Greatly Honored Soror Sapiens Dominabitur Astris, 7=4, who was the mysterious Secret Chief of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and source of it's rituals, via the cipher manuscript William Wynn Westcott recieved (written in the code of Johannes Trithemius), but the hand writing of Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie aka Cryptonymus, after his death from his wife, Alexandrina Aydon aka Alexandrina Mackenzie aka "Cryptonyma"; The New Illumination; Clothed with the Sun: Being the Illuminations of Anna (Bonus) Kingsford; The Appeal of the Esoteric Christian Union to the Churches and People of Christendom; The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the New Gospel of Interpretation, 1893; "The Hermetic Doctrine of Atonement" in Transactions of the Scottish Lodge of the Theosophical Library. Vol. II. No. 12;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Maitland; http://www.anna-kingsford.com/english/index.htm; http://www.anna-kingsford.com/english/Works_by_Anna_Kingsford_and_Maitland/Texts/014-OAKM-I-Astrology-web.htm ; http://gleamingsfromthedawn.blogspot.com/2010/11/reading-sprengel-letters.html ; http://www.anna-kingsford.com/english/Open_Bibles/index.htm ;