Blazing Diamond: The Full Spectrum. Frater - SIGNED SHIVA, Aleister Crowley: related works.
Blazing Diamond: The Full Spectrum.

Blazing Diamond: The Full Spectrum.

Los Lunas, NM: Desert Star Temple, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xlviii + 192pp. Laminated pictorial boards. B&w illustrations. "A Basic Textbook of the Outer Order." Loosely inserted is a "calling card" sized slip of thin white cardboard which is SIGNED by the author and imprinted with his red lamen seal. The author, Frater Shiva, a senior member of "Solar Lodge," the 1960s US occult fraternity that drew many of its teachings from the works of Aleister Crowley, resigned his position as Grand Secretary General and his membership in the Lodge, and went on to explore the central teaching of Thelema, the formal, solitary, Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel. The "preliminary remarks" to the book advise "This essay is a primer - a basic textbook - it is designed for the Aspirant yet it ranges throughout the Full Spectrum of endeavor." From the collection of Clive Harper with his discreet book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Harper is well- known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. Print-on-demand type production values, but otherwise appears "as new" thus in Fine condition. Item #68199

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