The cover title describes the contents of the book as “an account of the teachings, rites and ceremonies of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.” This is 368 page publication. It was originally copyrighted in 1971, this is the third printing of the book from Llewellyn Publication, 1978.
An encyclopedia of practical occultism. It is one of the most influential books on occultism in the past 100 years. The original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, began in the late 1800s and borrowed from various occult traditions including Kabalah, Tarot, Theosophy, Freemasonry, Paganism, Astrology, etc.
The author, worked as Aleister Crowley’s personal secretary. He is credited with extensive writings while practicing as both a chiropractor and a neo-Reichian therapist. He also taught psychiatry at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and contributed articles to many psychology magazines. “