This book is an important book to have in any Golden Dawn library. Formally
called, "My Rosicrucian Adventure," it is a simplistic overview of some
important history of the Order. Equally important in this book is Suster's
rebuttal to the accusation waged by Ellic Howe in his book entitled, "The
Magicians of the Golden Dawn". Everyone has a point of view, and
Israel Regardie was no exception. The reader should keep in mind
that this book was his opinion. We do not agree with every claim
or promise made by Israel Regardie in this book, but we do not discount
the value of it either. This writing also contains Regardie's rebuttal
to R.G. Torrens accusations that Regardie had no access to the material
he published on his own, but rather attained it through Crowley.
This book is miles from complete, but things like the Mathers' and Yeats'
manifestos are very much worth reading. If you find this book on
the shelf, we suggest that you purchase it. In the meantime, Regardie
indirectly is responsible for at least three groups who now call themselves
the Golden Dawn. These groups may be doing fine work, but they should
not be confused with the original Order founded by S.L. Mathers.
The point is "What You Should Know About the Golden Dawn" could easily
continue into several more volumes or additions, but we will have to wait
for history to write them. In the meantime, buy the book.
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