The Quest Society

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The Quest Society was organized by G. R. S. Mead after he resigned from the Theosophical Society in 1909 in protest to scandals concerning Charles Webster Leadbeater.

The Quest Society Council for 1909-1910 listed these members[1]:

  • William Kingsland
  • Henry Leitner
  • C. C. Macrae, MA
  • W. Scott Elliot
  • Mrs. William Sharp
  • Miss C. E. Spink
  • William Theobald
  • W. H. Thomas
  • C. B. Wheeler, MA
  • B. G Theobald, BA, Honorary Auditor

Additional resources

  • Goodrick-Clarke, Clare. G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2005.


  1. G. R. S. Mead letter to Thomas Moore Johnson, dated 30 September, 1911. Quoted in Patrick D. Bowen and K. Paul Johnson, editors, eds. Letters to the Sage: Selected Correspondence of Thomas Moore Johnson Volume One: The Esotericists (Forest Grove, OR: The Typhon Press, 2016), 258. Letter had attachment listing the Quest Society Council for 1909-1910.