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The Masters Revealed

Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky And The Myth Of The Great White Lodge [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by K. Paul Johnson, part of the SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions series.

Johnson The Masters Revealed

If Koot Hoomi is Batman, who is Bruce Wayne? K. Paul Johnson’s treatment of the secret identities of the Theosophical Mahatmas is a fascinating piece of sleuth work, and terrifically useful for students of occult history–both in his particular findings and in the acuity of his premises.

Designs upon the Trestleboard

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews Designs upon the Trestleboard: A Guide Book for Masters and Wardens by Arthur R Hermann from Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co:

Arthur B Hermann's Designs upon the Trestleboard from Macoy Publishing


A manual for Masonic Lodgemasters. Of particular interest are the chapters on “Setting the Craft at Work,” “How to Stimulate Lodge Attendance,” “Some Ideas on Programming,” and “How to Improve Your Memory.” [via]



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Commentary (ΜΒ) on ΚΕΦΑΛΗ ΜΒ Dust-Devils in Liber CCCXXXIII, The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley.

“The Masters of the Temple are now introduced; they are inhabitants, not of this desert; their abode is not this universe.

They come from the Great Sea, Binah, the City of the Pyramids. V.V.V.V.V. is indicated as one of these travellers; He is described as a camel, not because of the connotation of the French form of this word, but because ‘camel’ is in hebrew Gimel, and Gimel is the path leading from Tiphareth to Kether, uniting Microprosopus and Macroprosopus, i.e. performing the Great Work.” [via]