Index and Reference Volume to the Lemegeton of Solomon (1979 White Transcription of Sloane 2731). Frater Zarathustra, Soror Veritas, Nelson WHITE, Anne - Compilers.

Index and Reference Volume to the Lemegeton of Solomon (1979 White Transcription of Sloane 2731).

Fremont, CA: The Technology Group, 1990. First Edition Sixth Printing. Softcover. Quarto. 11 x 8.5 inches. v + 69pp + 11 adverts. Pages numbered and printed on rectos only. Pale green card covers lettered in black on upper cover, black plastic strip binding. An index and reference guide to "The Lemegeton of Solomon," dsigned to be used in conjunction with the transcription of Sloane 2731 published by Nelson H. White (Frater Zarathustra: 1938 - 2003) and his wife Anne White (Soror Veritas) in 1979. According to the publishers the work comprises over 2,100 entries, including alternate names, alternate spellings and duplicate names, and correcting numerous errors. Although great exponents of modern technology the Whites were at pains to stress that all the lists were compiled by them, by hand, over a number of months. Contents: Introduction; How to Use This Index; Alphabetical Listings of Entities; Serial Listings of Subjects; Notes, Comments & Corrections; About the Authors. Also 11 pages of adverts which are largely devoted to their own publications. 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 "sixth 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." Very light signs of wear else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #66416
ISBN: 0939856077

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