The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals has just announced the addition of many new periodical titles, and additional volumes of its previous holdings, amounting to 330 new items in all. Marc Demarest’s blog post describes the great collaborative effort involved with many colleagues for several months.
Among the very rare titles newly added in IAPSOP is The Occult Word, edited by Josephine Cables, one the founding figures of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor in America. Another title of special interest in the history of the HBofL/CofL is Thomas M. Johnson’s The Platonist, of which IAPSOP holdings are expanded with additional volumes. Cables, who was also a founding member of the Rochester, NY lodge of the Theosophical Society, is featured in one chapter of Joscelyn Godwin’s new book Upstate Cauldron, which I am now reading and which will be reviewed in my June blog post.