The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism

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Book Details

Pages

464 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

02/01/2005

ISBN

978-0-87728-838-1

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Contributions by Christian Chanel

  • Contributions by John P. Deveney

  • Author Joscelyn Godwin

    Joscelyn Godwin was born in England and lives in Hamilton, New York, where he is professor of music at Colgate University. He graduated with bachelors and masters degrees from Cambridge University and has a PhD from Cornell University. He is a composer, musicologist, and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism, and music in the occult. He has written, edited, or translated more than twenty books for multiple publishers worldwide.

The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, active in the last decades of the 19th century, was the only order of its time that taught practical occultism in the Western Mystery Tradition. This is the first complete and undistorted account, tracing the origins, founders, and practices of this very secretive order, which counted among its members many of the wellknown figures of late 19thcentury occultism, spiritualism, and Theosophy, including Max Theon, Peter Davidson, Thomas Henry Burgoyne and Paschal Beverly Randolph. This scholarly work provides all the materials for revisioning the history, assigning the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor its rightful place as one of the most influential esoteric orders of its time.
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