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This is the interior tale of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise advised in its entirety for the 1st time. Francis King describes the clash among W. B. Yeats and Aleister Crowley, the usually tricky dating among Yeats and Kabbalist MacGregor Mathers and Rudolph Steiner's try to take over English occultism. With consummate scholarship King has created a definitive smooth historical past of the Western esoteric culture

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Woodman as a third co-worker. In October of the same year Westcott wrote to Fraulein Sprengel at the address given and, in due course, a reply was received, thus commencing a voluminous correspondence. Much occult teaching was given, honorary grades of Exempt Adept (7° =4°) were conferred upon Westcott, Mathers and Woodman, and a Charter was given for the establishment of a Golden Dawn Temple to work the five grades outlined in the cypher manuscripts. Thus, in 1888, the Isis-Urania Temple of the Golden Dawn came into existence.

He will catch himself under obsession to them-he will see how they fix and make possible the recall of events and emotions. and with this knowledge he will become aware of how his words affect other people. As' he begins to realise the tremendous miracle of words. the magic both good and evil of human communion by words. he will begin to grasp why the Order reiterates the importance of silence. The true Magician must understand his tools and. in periods of silence. he must contemplate words as one of them.

42 DR. WESTCOTT AND A GOAT MacGregor Mathers, aheady gaining a good reputation for scholarship in occult matters, to give a second opinion. Mathers reported favourably on the manuscripts and Westcott asked for his co-operation in working up the bare bones of the system into a coherent whole suitable for Lodge-work. Mathers agreed to this and was also responsible for bringing in a certain Dr. W. R. Woodman as a third co-worker. In October of the same year Westcott wrote to Fraulein Sprengel at the address given and, in due course, a reply was received, thus commencing a voluminous correspondence.

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