The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor: Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism

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Weiser Books, Jan 1, 1995 - Religion - 452 pages
The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, active in the last decades of the 19th century, was the only order of its time that taught practical occultism in the Western Mystery Tradition. This is the first complete and undistorted account, tracing the origins, founders, and practices of this very secretive order, which counted among its members many of the well-known figures of late 19th-century occultism, spiritualism, and Theosophy, including Max Theon, Peter Davidson, Thomas Henry Burgoyne and Paschal Beverly Randolph. This scholarly work provides all the materials for revisioning the history, assigning the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor its rightful place as one of the most influential esoteric orders of its time.
 

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Contents

Theon and the H B of L
17
Thomas H Burgoyne
33
The Secret Documents
46
Influence of the H B of L
62
INTRODUCTION
81
INSTRUCTIONS IN SYMBOLISM AND COSMOLOGY A 2
121
INSTRUCTIONS IN PRACTICAL OCCULTISM A 3
194
THE HISTORY OF THE H B OF L IN DOCUMENTS
279
THE COLONY B 4
314
THE POLEMIC WITH THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY B 5
329
DISCOVERY OF BURGOYNES CONVICTION
343
THE H B OF L IN AMERICA AND FRANCE B 7
375
REACTIONS TO THE LIGHT OF EGYPT B S
399
POSTMORTEM DEBATES B 9
422
BIBLIOGRAPHY
443
INDEX OF NAMES
449

MAX THEON B 2
293
THE LAUNCHING OF THE H B OF L
303

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Joscelyn Godwin is a composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and music in the occult. He is the author of the first complete English language translation (1999) of one of the first illustrated printed texts, the incunabulum Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499). He teaches at Colgate University.

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