Golden Dawn: The Proceedings of the Golden Dawn Conference London - 1997.
Bristol, England: Privately Printed, 1998. Limited edition. Softcover. Octavo. x + 256pp. Printed gold-coloured wrappers. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies SIGNED by both editors on the limitation page (100 copies were hardbound, and 150 of which were bound -as this copy - in printed gold wrappers). This copy from the library of Aleister Crowley scholar Martin P. Starr with a personalised "post it note" with his printed name on it inserted for use as a book mark. This volume is particularly notable for two papers by R. A. Gilbert, one of which is a history of the Societas Rosicruciana in America, and for Geraldine Beskin's delightful saga of the perils of being a 'lady initiate,' although really all the papers are excellent. ONTENTS: The Order of Dionysis & Paul - Its place in the Western Hermetic Tradition by Allan Armstrong; The Trials & Tribulations of a Lady Initiate by Geraldine Beskin; Recreating the Golden Dawn Tarot by Tabatha Cicero; Israel Regardie - As I Knew Him by Chic Cicero; Trail of the Chameleon - The Genesis of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn by R. A. Gilbert; The Lost Stepchild - Tale of the Societas Rosicruciana in America by R. A. Gilbert; F. F. Schnitiger - Magus of the North by Anthony Markey; An Exploration of the Pillars by John Paternoster; The Hierarchy of Souls - The Nature of Inner Plane Contacts by John Paternoster; The Siege Perilous - The Dangers of Ceremonial Magic by Andrew Stephenson; The English Rosicrucian Impulse - The Role of the SRIA in the Western Hermetic Tradition by Trevor Stewart. A bit of light shelf rubbing - else a tight, unmarked near Fine copy. Item #68089