Brother XII. The Strange Odyssey of a 20th-Century Prophet and his Quest for a New World [ Brother Twelve ]. John - signed OLIPHANT, Colin Wilson.

Brother XII. The Strange Odyssey of a 20th-Century Prophet and his Quest for a New World [ Brother Twelve ].

Canada: Twelth House Press, 2006. Second Edition. Softcover. Octavo. xvi + 386pp. Index. maps.b&w frontis and illustrations. Index. Signed by the author on the title page. The second edition of this remarkable biography of "Brother XII," Edward Arthur Wilson (1878-1934), the English-born occultist whose alternative communities in British Columbia in the late 1920s and early 1930s imploded under accusations of sexual impropriety, black magic, sadism and fraud. The original edition was lauded by commentators as diverse as William Gibson, Robert Anton Wilson, and reviewers for "The Vancouver Sun" and "Theosophical History," with the latter writing: "Sharing the brilliance of an L. Ron Hubbard, the destructiveness of a Jim Jones, and the hypnotic hold of a Rasputin, Edward Arthur Wilson ranks as one of the most intriguing, mysterious, and infamously charismatic and prophetic cult leaders to grace the annals of North American history … a thoroughly fascinating book." This second edition includes a new Preface and Postcript by the author. Light bump to upper spine, otherwise in near Fine condition. Item #56530
ISBN: 978097203x

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