Mysteries of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor is the newest installment in Ronnie Pontiac’s series on American Metaphysical Religion. He ties together information about figures who are familiar to readers of this blog, and others about whom I was uninformed, in a very engaging narrative. (I find Pontiac more pleasurable to read of late than anyone else addressing occult history.)
I have finished reading a new book, The United States of Paranoia by Jesse Walker, which will be the topic of my next post. It includes the Benevolent Conspiracy as one among several variants of paranoid ideas, and explores some ramifications of belief in Masters, adepts, Mahatmas, etc.
(added 10/3, a tribute to Ronnie Pontiac’s talent for finding eye candy for the occult antiquarian, I found pictures of the very impressive crypt in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C. of the HBofL founding member Josephine Cables Aldrich and her husband.)