of the Golden Dawn
The Rise and Fall of a Magical Order
R. A. Gilbert
charismatic leader and intoxicating mix of ancient wisdom and
dramatic ceremonies, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn grew into
a Magical Order with no historical equal.
membership as diverse as the poet W. B. Yeats, the actress Florence
Farr and the dangerous occultist Aleister Crowley, it was a hothouse
of schism, scandal and intrigue. And despite its phenomenal success,
or perhaps because of it, the order vanished almost as suddenly as
the first illustrated history of the order to draw on and reproduce
many of its secret archives. It answers the questions about its
origins and the true motives of its members. It is unique because it
tells the whole true story through the lives and words of its
Gilbert is the world's leading authority on the history of The
Golden Dawn. He is the author of the authoritative handbook, The
Golden Dawn Companion and biographer of A. E. Waite. He has also
edited collections of essays by important figures of the 'Occult
Revival' such as W. W. Westcott, MacGregor Mathers and A. E. W.
Waite. He is the editor of the Transactions of the
prestigious masonic research lodge, 'Quatuor Coronati'.
ISBN: 0 572 02258 1
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