1895 — THE LIGHT OF EGYPT or THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL & STARS by THOMAS BURGOYNE
Very Scarce — THE LIGHT OF EGYPT OR THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL AND STARS, IN TWO PARTS — by Thomas Burgoyne — 3rd Edition, 1895 — Scottish Occultist Astrology Alchemy Esoteric Hermetic Brotherhood of Light Occult
Very scarce third edition from 1895 of THE LIGHT OF EGYPT OR THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL AND STARS, IN TWO PARTS by Thomas Burgoyne, in exceedingly well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with very little shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean, and free of interior markings, save for small stamp of a possible second publisher, Karl Krupa, on the bottom of the title page. Blue boards with gilt writing and decoration; 292 pages; illustrated. "The tome overall focuses on the search for spiritual truth. According to the author, the methods date back to ancient Egypt and Chaldea. It contains some of the most effective spiritual instruction ever used. The author was well-schooled in wisdom from around the world, often referring to Hermetic, Kabalistic, Theosophical, and Buddhist principles. The book is divided into two parts: 'The Science of the Soul' and 'The Science of the Stars.' It explores karma, immortality, reincarnation, and the human soul in depth, plus chapters on The Mysteries of Sex, The Realm of Spirit, Alchemy, astrology and the zodiac. This guidebook is meant for slow and serious study, for those wishing to attain wisdom as opposed to knowledge. Volume Two continues where Part One left off within the areas of the zodiac and astro-theology. This is advanced information, written at a higher level than Volume One. It contains more information on astrology than one will likely to see. It is a small occult library in itself, commonly used as a text for esoteric knowledge, whether alone or part of a group. Both books contain spiritual truths not found elsewhere, mostly concerned with man s place in the universe, both here and after death." Please see below for more information on the author, Thomas Burgoyne.
Biography of Thomas Burgoyne
Thomas Henry Burgoyne (born Thomas Dalton) 1855 – 1894 was a Scottish occultist, who founded the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor in Britain and was an editor of the The Occult Magazine. Burgoyne moved to America, wrote The Light of Egypt, and founded the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light in America. Burgoyne was a staunch advocate of homeopathy, and he was a colleague of William Alexander Ayton, Emma Hardinge Britten, Peter Davidson, Gerard Anaclet Vincent Encausse, Hargrave Jennings, Kenneth Robert Henderson MacKenzie, Paulos Metamon, Paschal Beverly Randolph, Max Theon, John Yarker and many others.
Thomas H Burgoyne, an astrologer and founder of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, was born April 14, 1855, and grew up in his native Scotland. Spontaneously psychic, he claimed that as a child he came into contact with the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, a group of discarnate, advanced beings who attempt to guide the destiny of humankind. Today that group continues as the Church of Light. At a later date he met a Max Theon, purported to be an earthly representative of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light who taught Burgoyne about the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light. Burgoyne write a set of lessons to introduce the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light‘s teachings to the public. They were published in 1889 as The Light of Egypt. The writing of the lessons occasioned the establishment of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light as an esoteric occult order and outer expression of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light. The Hermetic Brotherhood of Light was structured with three leaders, a seer, a scribe/secretary, and an astrologer. Burgoyne became the scribe. As Burgoyne understood it, the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light was an occult order formed to oppose the dominant religious powers of the day in ancient Egypt. As the members died, they continued the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light from their new plane of being.