SIGNED — OCCULT PHILOSOPHY, Marc Edmund Jones, 1st/1st 1947, PROFANE MYSTERIES
SIGNED and INSCRIBED — OCCULT PHILOSOPHY: An Introduction, The Major Concepts and A Glossary — by Marc Edmund Jones — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1947
Publisher: David McKay and Company, Philadelphia (1947)
First edition from 1947 of OCCULT PHILOSOPHY by Marc Edmund Jones, in excellent condition. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author on the first blank page. The boards and biding are solid and tight save for some light shelf-wear and one bumped corner. The pages are crisp and clean other than the author's inscription. 436 pages. In the book, the author provides a clear and lucid exposition of the Profane Mysteries, the Lesser or Lunar Mysteries, and the Greater or Solar Mysteries. These are presented in terms of 1) the popular ideas in occultism, such as the Solar Myth, the belief that the Anglo-Americans are the ten lost tribes of Israel, and the speculation that Shakespearean plays were written by Francis Bacon, 2) the established doctrines of an age-old esotericism, concerning such matters as transmutation or the elixir of life, adepts or Masters of Wisdom with miraculous powers, and man's destiny as charted through karma and reincarnation, and 3) the organization of all existence and experience on a Pythagorean basis of number, a Platonic structure of operational concepts, and an Aristotelian organization through functional or pragmatic logic.