Sirius 3rd Edition by Maureen Temple Richmond


A Scholarly Study of the Role the Star Sirius Plays in the Western Initiatory Tradition

By Maureen Temple Richmond

A 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 it was first published in 1997.

An Esoteric and Mythological Examination of Sirius, the Dog-Star, and its Influence in the Secret Mmystery School Teachings

A nonfiction 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.

Richmond’s Sirius explores the influence of this celebrated star through the lens of the Alice Bailey’s esoteric teachings – a writer who left behind a repository of spiritual teachings that associate Sirius with the process of consciousness expansion through initiation.

In her book Richmond traces the deep imprint of Sirian influence as it has played through the many secret initiatory societies of ancient Egypt through to the mystery schools of classical antiquity, the Knights Templar, Freemasonry and beyond.

Supporting evidence for this work is drawn from numerous esoteric and occult scholars, including H.P. Blavatsky, Albert Pike, Albert G. Mackey, W. Kirk McNulty, Manly Palmer Hall, Robert K.G. Temple, Jean Doresse, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Adrian Gilbert, Peter Tompkins, John J. Robinson, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and E.A. Wallis Budge.

The Initiationary Process

Initiation as defined and elaborated in the Bailey writings takes center stage here with a detailed explanation of the Third Initiation as a portal to conscious recognition of Sirian influence. The text enumerates and explains the entire range of energies and effects said in the Bailey writings to emanate from the star Sirius, demonstrating that this star is: located in the heart center of a great Cosmic Logos; an agent of universal love; the soul of our Solar Logos; the parent of our solar system; the originating source of karmic law; the cause of periodicity; a source of cosmic and other avatars; that which established the mysteries of initiation on our planet; a factor in the rise of the human kingdom; the prototype of the Planetary Hierarchy and its inspiring source; behind the founding of the Masonic Tradition; potent in processes of initiation; and transmitted through various ceremonial rods of power.

Full reference information appears in the text as footnote numbers which are keyed to source information provided at the end of the book. With a glossary, full explanation of terms, characterization of the seven rays, clear description of the esoteric model of the solar system, and numerous diagrams, Sirius by M. Temple Richmond serves well as an entry point in general for the study of the Alice Bailey material.

The text concludes with a meditation on Sirian qualities and a comprehensive glossary of esoteric terms. Astrologers, Masons, Theosophists, and enthusiasts of the Alice Bailey literature will all delight in the revelations to be found in Sirius.

The author has been a student of the Ageless Wisdom since the early 1970s and has presented lectures and workshops throughout the United States on mainstream astrology, the esoteric astrology of Alice Bailey, the star Sirius, astrological cycles, meditation, spiritual path, service, and initiation. Richmond is an hereditary female Mason, a Rosicrucian, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.


This digital version offers the full text of the original paperback edition. Care has been taken bt the publishers to format pages, diagrams, and references as they appeared in the original publication for ease of reading on all popular e-reading devices.

To make this transition to the digital format easier and more accurate for the reader the original index has not been included.

Book Details

  • Available Formats: Kindle eBook
  • Number of Pages: 452 pages
  • Edition: 3 edition
  • Publication Date: April 3, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:
  • Available on Kindle Unlimited: Yes

About the Author

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

Praise for Sirius by Maureen Temple Richmond

  • Customer says:

    You can’t go wrong with Maureen Richmond for a book on esoteric wisdom and astrology, and this book is possibly the only work of this magnitude, characterized by masterful writing, intellectual refinement, and in-depth expertise, on the topic of Sirius. This book is a masterfully written classic; a relevant treatise on Sirius vis à vis esoteric astrology.

  • Mysteries of Sirius says:

    Throughout her many written works Alice Bailey frequently made reference to the spiritual significance of Sirius. Often these accompanied information on the Seven Rays, Great White Lodge and Rods of Initiation. The problem with them all was they were rather scattered and disjointed leaving the reader uncertain and confused as to what was really underpinning the Sirian influence.

    Enter M. Temple Richmond who, in his superbly written book called simply ‘Sirius’ has cohesively unified the Bailey material to produce an outstanding and fascinating account of this mighty mystery – and mystery it is too! It is not for no reason that Sirius underpins magickal disciplines as diverse as Crowleys’ Thelema as well as revealing the heart of modern Freemasonry.

    If you are even half considering buying this book then I would thoroughly recommend that you do so. If you are an esoteric astrologer then you must have it in your research library and if you want to understand the central function of the same star that the Ancient Egyptians venerated so highly that they set their calendar around it then this is the one for you!

  • Kairal Music says:

    M. Temple Richmond knows .. something.

  • Maxine Durham ( Customer) says:

    Five stars. A really good informative and helpful read.