Item #70549 The Best of "The White Light": The Middle Years, Volumes 5-9. Frater Zarathustra, Soror Veritas, Nelson WHITE, Anne -, authors.

The Best of "The White Light": The Middle Years, Volumes 5-9.

Fremont, CA: The Technology Group, 1990. Tenth Printing. Softcover. Quarto. 11 x 8.5 inches. Duplicated text: printed and paginated on rectos only: thus foliated vi + 33ff (+ xxii ff adverts). White card covers lettered in black on upper cover, white plastic clip backstrip. A "best of" volumes 5 - 9 (Fall 1978 - Summer 1983) of the "The White Light", the journal of the "Hermetic/Gnostic Magickal Order, the 'Temple of Truth' (T.O.T.)." Most of the contents of this volume were written by Frater Zarathustra: (Nelson H. White: 1938 - 2003) and deal with ritual magic and related matters. The are also a number of sometimes critical reviews of writings by contemporary occult writers that are so scathing that they are reminiscent of Marcelo Motta at his fiercest. Nelson 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. In 1974 they began publishing the "White Light" - the Order's journal focused on ceremonial magic, which ran quarterly for some 15 years (it seems that that it ceased publication with Vol. 16, No. 4in April 1990). 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 White's books were largely distributed by themselves and sold within their order, so the print runs were tiny. Consequently most of their works, including this, are genuinely uncommon. Very light signs of wear, some toning to pages, else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #70549
ISBN: 0939856344

Price: $95.00