Secret Symbols of the Hell Fire Club: Considered from an Occult Perspective; Being a series of "Chapter Papers" Given informally amongst its Members at different time & Arranged in Themes. Hell Fire Club, Eamonn LOUGHRAN.

Secret Symbols of the Hell Fire Club: Considered from an Occult Perspective; Being a series of "Chapter Papers" Given informally amongst its Members at different time & Arranged in Themes

United Kingdom: Hell Fire Club, 2010. Edition limited to 666 copies. Hardcover. Octavo. 160pp ( the publisher's page count rather eccentrically includes the free endpapers). Canary cloth with red lettered and bordered title label to upper board, red endpapers. B/w illustrations. A series of short papers on the history and occult symbolism embodied in Loughran's Hell Fire Club. From the publisher: "The book explains the nature of the Club, its membership structure, details the symbolism for the first time and opens a window to scholars wishing to delve deeply into its extraordinary spiritual and occult world. The book examines the use of two 'Keys' which unlock Dashwood's notorious 18th century caves in surprising ways, shows the whereabouts of the legendary 'secret passge' in the caves, relates the symbolism and activities of the club to magickal evolution and indicates the possible existence of Templar cosmology in the Hell Fire Club. Illustrated with over 70 pictures and line drawings many seen here for the first time, we are given a rare glimpse into the most notorious of secret societies from the inside. Contains the first information to be published on the 'Phoenix Nest' group, a 1940's esoteric circle which met at West Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. Echoes of their work were picked up by the witchcraft researchers Gerald Gardner, Robert Cochrane and Evan John Jones." Although nowhere stated, this is apparently an extensively revised edition, with additional information on Buckinghamshire occultist Maxwell Armfield. A few faint marks to cloth, otherwise a tight, clean near Fine copy. Loosely inserted is a 4 page leaflet describing the Hell Fire Club and advertizing its book, and a 5.5" x 8.5" color printed card illustrated with a photo of Symbolic floorcloth, decanter & 108 steps poem and a description of the Club on the reverse. Item #60381

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