The Quest Society

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The Quest Society

An offshoot of the Theosophical Society, founded by scholar G. R. S. Mead (1863-1933), who had been secretary to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and general secretary of the Theosophical Society. He resigned (in company with some 700 other members) in protest over the scandals concerning C. W. Lead-beater 's love of young boys.

In March 1909, Mead founded the Quest Society as a group of sincere seekers after spiritual wisdom without any taint of charlatanism. The objects were "to promote investigation and comparative study of religion, philosophy and science on the basis of experience; to encourage the expression of the ideal in beautiful form." For 21 years (1909-30), the society published a quarterly journal, The Quest, edited by Mead and with an extremely high standard of contributions. The society faded away after the death of Mead in 1933.