Maud Hoffman

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Maud Hoffman in photographic postcard

Maud Hoffman (1869-19??) was an American Theosophist and actress who was heir to the estate of A. P. Sinnett. She entrusted A. Trevor Barker with the task of publishing The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett and The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky to A. P. Sinnett, both based on correspondence from the Sinnett estate.

Personal life

Theatrical career

Feminist activities

Theosophical Society activities

Maud Hoffmann joined Theosophical Society's H.P.B. Lodge in London on January 6, 1909.[1]

Connection to Gurdjieff


Miss Hoffman adapted the popular Mabel Collins book Idyll of the White Lotus into a play called Sensa, a Mystery Play in Three Acts.[2]

Additional resources


  1. Theosophical Society General Membership Register, 1875-1942 at See book 3, entry 38033 (website file: 3D/37).
  2. Published in 1950 by Theosophical University Press in Covina, California. It is available online at Theosophy Northwest [1]