Item #66413 Index to the Spirits given in Honourious "The Sworn Book of Honourious the Magician" ( 1977 Driscoll Translation ). Nelson WHITE, Anne -, Referencing the Daniel Driscoll translation.

Index to the Spirits given in Honourious "The Sworn Book of Honourious the Magician" ( 1977 Driscoll Translation ).

Fremont, CA: The Technology Group, 1990. Third Printing. Softcover. Quarto. 11 x 8.5 inches. iv + 50pp (+ xiii adverts). Pages numbered and printed on rectos only. Pale blue card covers lettered in black on upper cover, black plastic strip binding. An index and notes to the first (1977) edition of the translation of "The Sworn Book of Honourius the Magician" by Daniel Driscoll of Heptangle Books. The index was 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.'.)." The volume comprises a short Foreword, and sections: "What this Index Contains;" "What this Index Does Not Contain;" "How to use this Index;" "Errors in Honourius;" "Alphabetical Listing of Entities;" "Subject Listings;" "Some Final Remarks." The authors note that "We have intentionally left out and not indexed the long, repetitious, and even boring mass of prayer, litany and so forth, that have no Magickal importance or relation to the Magickal goal of the work at hand which is to receive (Angelic) visions and assistance." The section on "Errors in Honourius" is quite long and runs to 5 pages; and broadens into a more general discussion of the work. 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 various editions and printings of The Technology Group's publications were tiny, so despite this being a "third printing" it is, like almost all their publications, genuinely uncommon. 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 thumb-print sized discolored mark on rear wrapper, light signs of wear else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #66413
ISBN: 0939856328

Price: $135.00