Index to "The (Greater) Key of Solomon the King" (Clavicula Salomonis) Translated by S. L. M. Mathers. Frater Zarathustra, Soror Veritas, Nelson WHITE, Anne -.

Index to "The (Greater) Key of Solomon the King" (Clavicula Salomonis) Translated by S. L. M. Mathers.

Fremont, CA: The Technology Group, 1982. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto. 11 x 8.5 inches. iii + 34pp + xii adverts. Beige card covers lettered in black on upper cover, black plastic strip binding. An index to the S. L. McGregor Mathers translation of "The Greater Key of Solomon the King" compiled by Nelson H. White (Frater Zarathustra: 1938 - 2003) and his wife Anne White (Soror Veritas) founders of the "Hermetic/Gnostic Magickal Order, the 'Temple of Truth' (T.'. O.'. T.'.)." In addition to the index the Whites have added "a chapter containing our observations, notes and so forth concerning both the unusual characteristics of and errors contained in "The Greater Key". The Index was designed to be used with the 1974 Samuel Weiser edition, but it can be used with the original 1888 and 1909 editions, as well as the later Routledge and Weiser reprints: indeed it should be compatible with any reprint that retains the pagination of the original edition. Frater Zarathustra and Soror Veritas were active in the Southern California Occult scene for over 20 years, and were instrumental in the formation and operation of several Esoteric Churches and Magickal Orders. For a time they were associated with Poke Runyon's Ordo Templi Astarte and in 1973 founded their own magical Order, the 'Temple of Truth' (T.'. O.'. T.'.), based in Pasadena, where they also ran the Magick Circle bookstore. In 1974 they began publishing the "White Light" - the Order's journal focused on ceremonial magic, which ran quarterly for some 15 years. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s they edited, wrote and published dozens of different books on ritual magick, the Kabbalah, and the occult in general. They were innovative in the use of technology: copying, word-processing, computing etc. and its application to the occult, preparing indexes to previously unindexed works like Barrett's "The Magus", Waite's "Book of Ceremonial Magic" etc. as well as in the production of facsimiles of grimoires, which probably explains the choice of the name of the imprint under which they published: "The Technology Group." The print runs of the The Technology Group's publications were tiny, and this, like most of the others, is genuinely rare. The production values are quite basic, with simple typography and layout, and reproduction by xerox, so in terms of presentation it is only a little better than a modern "fanzine." Small "V" shaped pen mark on front cover, a few other very light signs of wear else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #66411
ISBN: 0939856611

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