Occultism Applied to Daily Life - Finding One's Cosmic Work ( Course XIV ), Serial no. 151. C. C. ZAIN, aka Elbert Benjamine.

Occultism Applied to Daily Life - Finding One's Cosmic Work ( Course XIV ), Serial no. 151.

Los Angeles, CA: The Church of Light, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 384pp. Black faux leather, gilt-lettered on spine & front board, b&w illustrations. C.C. Zain, (AKA Elbert Benjamine - 1882 -1951) was a well-known occultist, author, astrologer, and teacher of esoteric sciences. At a young age he joined Thomas Burgoyne's Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, a group closely associated with - or possibly even the same as the better known Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, of which he was Burgoyne was also the Secretary. The group was probably the only one of its type teaching practical occultism and Western magic before the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It claimed a line of descent back to the eighteenth century German Rosicrucians, although it first seems to have been active from 1870 onwards. The Order's teachings are said to have taken much from the sex magic practices espoused by Paschal Beverly Randolph, who some say was a member - although like so many things about the group there is uncertainty about this. Zain rose to prominence in the Brotherhood of Light and wrote many of its practical lessons. In 1915 he moved to Los Angeles, where he founded the Church of Light, and lectured and wrote on occultism. As do the other volumes in this series, this volume includes a collection of teachings (books) in one. This particular volume offers a number of more essays on the more practical aspects of life: Finding One's Cosmic Work; Living the Completely Constructive Life; Diet and Breathing; How to Keep Young; How to be Attractive; How to have Friends; How to Gain Employment; How to Make Money; How to Achieve Honors; How to be Successful in Marriage; How to Have a Pleasant Home; How to be Happy. A bit of light shelf wear, spine ends bruised, page edges darkened, owner's name on pastedown, underlining and annotations to text - limited to a few chapters, else internally clean. Overall a tight, near VG copy. Item #66234

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