In 1881 Frank Podmore met Edward Pease, a young stockbroker, at a Spiritualist meeting in London. They discovered a mutual interest in socialism, and joined the Progressive Association, founded in November 1882. They took a keen interest in the utopian philosophy of Thomas Davidson, and with a few others formed a society, the Fellowship of the New Life.
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By Stephen Skinner. Contains the most complete set of tabular correspondences covering magic, astrology, divination, alchemy, tarot, I-Ching, kabbalah, gematria, grimoires, angels, demons, pagan pantheons, plants, perfumes, incenses, religious and mystical correspondences currently in print. They are more than four times more tables than in Crowley’s Liber 777.
The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic: Hyatt Memorial Edition [Dr Israel Regardie & Christopher S Hyatt. Foreword by Lon Milo DuQuette] is the master compilation of the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn by Dr Israel Regardie. This new edition includes a complete Index and detailed Table of Contents, compiled by James Strain, to assist readers in their studies.
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was the most influential occult group to emerge from the end of the nineteenth century occult revival. The main achievement of the group, and of its more influential individuals, was to create a working system of magic, bonded from the various separate strands of tradition in existence at the time.
Probably the most notorious magician of his period, if not of all time, Aleister Crowley has had far more influence after his death than at any time during his over-indulged life. His reputation as a drug fiend and evil man aside, his early writings show a keen intellect, and a good sense of humour in the more staid climate of his era. What follows is a brief summary of his life.
Iona is a small island off the West coast of Scotland with a long religious and mystical history. In the late 1920s it was the scene of the mysterious death of Netta Fornario. Her motives and the manner of her passing have been the subject of much debate over the years.