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Tae HERMETIC BROTHERHOOD or LUXOR Tue HERMETIC BROTHERHOOD or LUXOR Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism Joscelyn Godwin, Christian Chanel, John P. Deveney 9) SAMUEL WEISER, INC. York Beach, Maine First published in 1995 by Semmuel Weiser, Ine Box 612 York Beach, Maine 03010-0612 Copyright ©1995 Christian Chanel, John Patrick Deveney, Joscelyn Godwin, All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or ‘transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic of mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any infarmation storage and retcieval system, without permission in writing from Samuel ‘Weiser, Inc. Reviewers may quote brief passages. Library of Congress Cataloging in-Publication Data ‘The Hermetic Brotherhood of Lasor :sntiate and historical doca- ments of an order of practical cccultism / edited by Joseelyn Godwin, Chistian Chanel, John Patrick Deveney. pom Includes bidkographica references and index. 1, Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor -History- Sources. 2, Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxer—History. 3. Occultsm— History—19th century L Godwin, Jocelyn. 1. Chanel, Christian. IIL Deveney, john Patrick. BFLDO HE? 1995, 18.4420 9515813 cr ISDN 0.87728 625-9 (Hardcover edition) 15BN 087728 838-0 (Paper edition) EB ‘Typeset in 11 point Palatino Printed in the United States of America ‘The paper used in this publication meets the minimum require- sents ofthe American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials 239.48-1984, ‘TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Mustrations. Preface.. ‘A Note on Sources. Acknowledgment PART 1. AN ORDER OF PRACTICAL OCCULTISM 1. First Public Appearance of the H. B. of L. a 2. The Question of Origins. 3. Identity of Mex Theon 4. Theon’s Farly Activities. 5. Theon and the H. B. of L. 6. Peter Davidson in Scotland... 7. Peter Davidson in America 8, Thomas H. Burgoyn 9, Paschal Beverly Randolph 10. The Secret Documents. 11. Metaphysics of the H. B. of L. 12, The H. B. of L. and Theosophical Doctrine. 13. Emma Hardinge Britten and the “Hidden Hand” 14. Influence of the H. B. of L. : 15, The Practical Magic of the H. B. of L. PART 2. THE SECRET MANUSCRIPTS INTRODUCTION. INITIATIC MATERIALS (A.1.) “To Whom It May Concern” (A.1.2), 84 “The Ancient and Noble Order of the H. B. of L.” (A.1.b), 86 “Origin and Object of the HB. of L.” (A.2.0), 92 “List of Questions to be put to Neophytes in Grade I’ (A.1.4), 98 “The Hermetic Ritual for Private Initiation of Neophytes” (A.1.e), 101 "The Rites and Ceremony for Exterior Initiation” (A.1.9, 107