Hardcover 8vo Xviii 390pp Blue Cloth With Silver Title Etc To Spine Frontis Portrait, Index Edition Limited To 777 Numbered Copies Phyllis Seckler 1917 2004 Was Introduced To The Teachings Of Aleister Crowley In The Late 1930s And Became A Regular Participant In The Activities Of Agape Lodge Of The Ordo Templi Orientis In California, And Rose To Become A Ninth Degree Member Of The Sovereign Sanctuary Of The Gnosis She Was Admitted To The A A , Eventually Taking The Magical Name Soror Meral And Was Later Confirmed As An Adeptus Minor By Crowley S Successor, Karl Germer Seckler Was A Key Figure In The Reinauguration Of The O.T.O In 1969, And A Few Years Later She Founded The College Of Thelema, With The Intention That It Would Provide Background Training For Aspirants To The A A Although Not As Widely Known As Some Of Her Contemporaries, Seckler Played A Crucial Role In The History Of Thelema, Not Only Through Her Efforts To Explore And Revive Crowley S Creed, But Also By Training A New Generation Of Its Students.This Book Is Edited By Three Of Phyllis Seckler S Former Students Rorac Johnson, Gregory Peters David Shoemaker, And Includes A Biographical Sketch Of Phyllis Seckler Drawn From Her Own Writings, And 2 Of Her Most Important Essays The Tarot Trumps Of Thoth And Psychology A Detailed Analysis Of The Psychological And Magical Symbolism Of The Trumps Of The Thoth Deck And Thoth Tarot And Astrology, A Study Of Astrology And The Natal Chart, With Special Reference To The Cards Of The Thoth Deck Both Presented For The First Time In Book Form, Accompanied By Redrawn And Corrected Diagrams Also Contains A Selection Of Important Correspondence Between Seckler, Aleister Crowley, Karl Germer And Jane Wolfe These Are Followed By A Transcript Of The Last Major Interview Conducted With Phyllis Seckler, In Which She Recounted The Details Of Her Introduction To Thelema And Involvement With The Old Agap Lodge, Her Subsequent Participation In Various Thelemic Organizations, And Her Thoughts On Developments Within The Thelemic World. Full disclosure I haven t read the entire book yet My friend Heather loaned it to me, and I really enjoyed her interview with Phyllis I also read some of the astrology section, but didn t get to the psychology se
College of Thelema of Northern California The Teitan Press, York Beach, Maine USA, 2010 First Edition Hardcover 8vo xviii 390pp Blue cloth with gilt title etc to spine Dust jacket Frontispiece photo portrait, Index Edition limited to 777 numbered copies No 554 777. A great collection of writings and letters from Phyllis Seckler, a.k.a Soror Meral, on of the great next generation Thelemites.
- 408 pages
- The Thoth Tarot, Astrology, & Other Selected Writings
- Phyllis Seckler
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