Spiritual Intimidation. Frater Zarathustra, Soror Veritas, Nelson WHITE, Anne.

Spiritual Intimidation.

Fremont, CA: The Technology Group, 1990. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Softcover. Quarto. 11 x 8.5 inches. vi + 47pp + xi adverts. Pale yellow card covers lettered in black on upper cover, black plastic strip binding. The Nelson's discussion of the "weaponizing" of spirituality, which they suggest in large part originates in the Christian church. The book is described by them as "An analysis of spiritual intimidation, who does it and why, and how to defend yourself against it. This book will irritate a lot of people as it reveals their shams and lies." Includes a short chapter on "phoney witches" ("virtually all of the highly publicised, well known highly promoted witches are frauds" ) as opposed to genuine pagans and neo-pagans. 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 '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 "fifth 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 #66424
ISBN: 0939856395

Price: $95.00