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John P. Deveney

Author of The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

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Interesting scholastic history of the individuals in the group.
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Sippara | 2 other reviews | Jun 26, 2009 |
This volume-length study of a 19th Century international magical order shows a level of scholarship that deserves to set a standard in the treatment of such topics. Virtually all of the available primary texts have been reproduced, with analysis that sets them in context. Biographies of the principal figures of the organization are set forth, and its relationship to other groups is examined.

Though not presented as such, The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor as now published could provide the basis for a grass-roots H.B. of L. revival such as that enjoyed by the Golden Dawn as a consequence of Regardie's exposures. In many ways, the H.B. of L. technology is more appropriate for the task. While the H.B. of L. aspired to the formation of a Lodge system and group initiations, it appears that their modes of recruitment did not make such activity possible for the majority of members. So the emphasis is on individual study and self-initiation within a larger fraternity and symbolic system.… (more)
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