Item #70591 Index to the Spirits given in "Abramelin" (The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage) (Mathers Tr. De Laurence 1932). Frater Zarathustra, Soror Veritas, Nelson WHITE, Anne - Compilers.

Index to the Spirits given in "Abramelin" (The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage) (Mathers Tr. De Laurence 1932).

Pasadena, CA: The Technology Group, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover. Quarto. 11 x 8.5 inches. Foliated (ie the recto of each leaf is numbered - the verso is blank and is not counted,) iv + 13ff (xviiiff - short note "about the authors" and adverts). As noted pages numbered and printed on rectos only. Buff card covers lettered in black on upper cover, original cloth tape spine. Stated first printing. A list of the names of the spirits given in "The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage" and the page numbers on which they appear. As indicated in the the title it is designed to be used with the 1932 De Laurence edition of the work, although it should align with any DeLaurence edition or edition that reproduces its layout. The index was compiled by Nelson H. White (Frater Zarathustra: 1938 - 2003) and his wife Anne White (Soror Veritas) founders of the "Hermetic/Gnostic Magickal Order, the 'Temple of Truth' (T.'. O.'. T.'.)." The volume comprises a short Introduction, and sections: "The Major Spirits [Demons];" "The Lesser Demons (Servant Spirits);" "Subjects of Interest to Magicians (And not Listed in the Table of Contents);" "and "About the Authors;" followed by a series of advertisements for the Bookshop run by the Whites and their publications. Frater Zarathustra and 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, all their publications are 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." Small bump to top corner of text book, light signs of wear else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #70591
ISBN: 0939856174