Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor
Initiatic and Historical Documents
of an Order of Practical Occultism
Joscelyn Godwin, Christian Chanel,
John P. Deveney
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 well-known figures of late 19th-century
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 this important brotherhood its rightful
place as one of the most influential esoteric orders of its time.
ISBN: 0 87728 838 0
book] . . . provides both accurate texts of the "teachings" and a
variety of entertaining documents that set out the Brotherhood's
checkered history. Virtually none of this material has previously
been accessible, and for those interested in the Victorian "Occult
Revival," this book - with its meticulous annotations - will be a
welcome source of new information.
- R. A. Gilbert
Societas Rosicruciana Anglia, 1994-1995
book fits into the read-and-keep list. Its authors have covered
their ground well . . . . Read this book; then read it again .
Gnosis, Winter 1996
to a new and comprehensive study . . . a great deal of information
about the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor is now available. Just about
every relevant extant document pertinent to this subject has been
gathered together. . . . The result is a fascinating account of a
19th-century secret society.
-T. G. D.
Edmonton Theosophical Society Newsletter, September 1996
a complete transcription of the "secret teachings" of the Luxor
brotherhood, including a strong introduction to the doctrines and
history of the order . . . anticipate an exhaustive, in-depth
- The Bookwatch, September 1995
delivery within the United Kingdom and overseas.
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