Maureen Temple Richmond

Maureen Richmond

Scholar of the Western Esoteric Tradition.

Born in 1951, American writer and researcher Maureen Temple Richmond is a scholar and enthusiast of the Western Esoteric and Initiatory Tradition.

For that purpose, Richmond has studied

A versatile writer with publication credits in many venues and genres, Richmond in 1997 published her first book-length treatment, a detailed scholarly study of the role played by the star Sirius in the Western Initiatory Tradition. Titled Sirius, this work tracks the trail of the Western Initiatory Tradition from ancient Egypt through classical Greece, the medieval Templar Order, Renaissance astrology, and into modern Masonry, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy, and Alice Bailey’s New Age esotericism. Reprinted in 2000, Sirius was sold throughout the English-speaking world and achieved acclaim from leading figures in the field of Western Esotericism.

A practicing astrologer for over thirty years, Richmond founded and for seven years managed the School of Esoteric Astrology. In that capacity, Richmond developed the first comprehensive analysis of the esoteric astrology of Alice Bailey, which document was used as the curriculum for the school. Richmond has also written essays and articles on a broad array of topics, including J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally popular Harry Potter series.

An example of Richmond’s scholarship on the Potter septology can be viewed at <a href=””></a> and is titled ‘Sirius For Seekers: The Star Sirius in Astronomy, Myth, Religion, and History’.

Other published works by Richmond include short fiction in the Arthurian genre, studies of planetary cycles and world events, astrological techniques for locating misplaced objects, the uses of gems and stones in energy balancing, and articles on various holistic and natural healing modalities. Richmond is also known locally in her home state of North Carolina (USA) as a newspaper book reviewer and editorial commentator on culture and local politics.

In 2016, Richmond resides in Burlington, North Carolina, where she is completing an M.A. in English and Creative Writing online through Southern New Hampshire University. Richmond is an active member in the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, Mensa (the international high-IQ society), Phi Kappa Phi (an international academic honor society), and Sigma Tau Delta (an international academic honor society for the field of English literature and composition). She holds a B.A. in English and Professional Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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  • Sirius


    A Study of the Role the Star Sirius Plays in the Western Initiatory Tradition By Maureen Temple Richmond A nonfiction and scholarly study, Sirius by M. Temple Richmond has become an esoteric classic among students of Alice Bailey, Theosophy, esoteric astrology, fixed stars, and Freemasonry since its first publication in the late 1990s.Continue Reading


  • Alice Bailey: Twentieth-Century Sirian Channel

    Alice Bailey: Twentieth-Century Sirian Channel

    Written by Maureen Temple Richmond Who Was Alice Bailey? A spiritual leader and innovator within the Theosophical tradition established by famed nineteenth century occultist H.P. Blavatsky, Alice Bailey was a prolific twentieth-century British metaphysical writer whose twenty-four works have done much to shape the world of modern metaphysical …Continue Reading

  • The Star Sirius in Ancient Egypt

    The Star Sirius in Ancient Egypt

    The Star Sirius in Ancient Egypt Written by Maureen Temple Richmond By as early as 3285 B.C.E., the culture of ancient Egypt had developed a pronounced emphasis on a star then called Sothis, Sept, or Sepdet. …Continue Reading