The purpose of this blog is to provide news of historical research and publications related to spiritual predecessors of Elbert Benjamine, author of the Brotherhood of Light Lessons. Considerable progress has been made by several authors working on various aspects of history relevant to the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor in the United States. Although The Church of Light identifies its teachings with the Hermetic tradition, there are kinship connections with Theosophy, New Thought, Unitarianism, Christian Science, Yoga, Spiritualism, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Kabbalah, and Sufism. Many new primary sources are being made available online and I will try to alert readers to the new discoveries that are continually being made in 19th century periodicals and books, as well as current research, about all these ancestral connections. I am an independent historian published in four US states and four other countries: New York (3 books in Albany, 2 chapters in NYC collections), Virginia, Florida, Oregon; India, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.