The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order G.'. B.'. G.'. Being the Entire Study Curriculum, Magick Rituals, and Initiatory Practices of the G.'. B.'. G.'. (The Great Brotherhood of God). Louis T. CULLING.

The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order G.'. B.'. G.'. Being the Entire Study Curriculum, Magick Rituals, and Initiatory Practices of the G.'. B.'. G.'. (The Great Brotherhood of God).

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications, 1971. Second Printing. Hardcover. Quarto. 128pp. Blue cloth with gilt title etc. to spine, frontispiece, b&w and colour plates. The rites and teaching of the G .'. B .'. G .'. ("Gnostic Body of God" - but often cited as "Great Brotherhood of God"). The architect of the G .'. B .'. G .'., C. F. Russell (1897-1987), began his serious involvement with the occult when he became acquainted with Aleister Crowley in 1918. He joined the O.T.O. and worked with Achad in the United States before traveling to Cefalu to further his studies under the Beast. After a somewhat troubled stay, he returned to the United States, where he was supposedly going to continue his work for the O.T.O. However, once back he turned away from Crowley, and founded his own occult fraternity, the Choronzon Club, whose "secret inner name" was the G .'. B .'. G .'. (Gnostic Body of God). The group had a similar grade structure to the A .'. A .'. and taught the practice of sexual and ceremonial magic. Louis T. Culling (1894-1973) was for a time a member of Russell's Choronzon Club / G.B.G. but left the group and instead signed up for both Crowley's A.: A.: and the O.T.O. in 1937. As far as is known he published the "Complete Magick Curriculum" without Russell's approval. Top edge slightly darkened & foxed, else appears unused - thus Near Fine condition in VG dust jacket. (Upper panel and edges of dust jacket lightly browned and foxed, spine darkened, edges & folds rubbed and lightly chipped, not clipped. Dust jacket now protected by a removable mylar sleeve.). Item #63979

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