15 Year Index to "The White Light, Volumes 1 - 15" Frater Zarathustra, Soror Veritas, Nelson WHITE, Anne White - Compilers.

15 Year Index to "The White Light, Volumes 1 - 15"

Fremont, CA: The Technology Group, 1990. First Edition, Third Printing. Softcover. Quarto. 11 x 8.5 inches. vi + 49pp + (xii) adverts. Pages numbered and printed on rectos only. White card covers lettered in black on upper cover, white plastic strip binding. An index to Volumes 1 - 15 of the "The White Light", the journal of the "Hermetic/Gnostic Magickal Order, the 'Temple of Truth' (T.O.T.)." The volume comprises a short Introduction, a "Date of Publication Chart"; a Title Index; an Author Index; a Recommended Reading List with Comments, and an "About the Authors" piece. The "Recommended Reading List" runs to some 7 pages and is of interest not least for the often acerbic comments by the Whites. The 3 page "About the Authors" is one of the few biographical sources available on them, while the dozen pages of adverts at the end are largely devoted to their own publications and given an interesting overview. "The White Light" ceased publication in April 1990, so this index, which embraces the 60 issues from Vol. 1 No. 1 Fall 1974 - Vol. 15, No. 4, Summer 1989, covers all published except the last four issues. Nelson H. White (Frater Zarathustra: 1938 - 2003) and his wife Anne White (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 T.O.T. (Temple of Truth), based in Pasadena, where they also ran the Magick Circle bookstore. 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." Very light signs of wear else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #66418
ISBN: 0939856956

Price: $100.00