THE BROTHERHOOD OF LIGHT - No. 216, PERSONAL ALCHEMY - 1st/1st, 1949 - C.C. Zain
THE BROTHERHOOD OF LIGHT: PROGRESSING THE HOROSCOPE: ISSUES 216-225 — By C.C. Zain — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1949
Publisher: The Brotherhood of Light, Los Angeles (1949)
In exceedingly well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight with little shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save for bookstore label on the bottom of the title page. The issue and contents include:
No. 216: Three Things Every Neophyte Should Know. No. 217: The First Three Habits a Neophyte Should Adopt. No. 218: Avenues to Illumination. No. 219: Spiritual Hinderance By Family and Friends. No. 220: Spiritual Trends in Personal Conduct. No. 221: How to Keep Mentally and Physically Fit. No. 222: What to Eat When Mercury and Uranus is Afflicted. No. 223: What to Eat When the Sun, Moon or Pluto is Afflicted. No. 224: What to East When Jupiter, Saturn or Neptune is Afflicted. No. 225: What to Eat When Venus or Mars is Afflicted.
The (Church) Brotherhood of Light
The Church of Light was incorporated November 2, 1932 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is “to teach, practice, and disseminate The Religion of The Stars, a way of life for the Aquarian Age, as set forth in writings of C.C. Zain." The Church is the continuation of an initiatic organization, the Brotherhood of Light, established in 1915. The Brotherhood of Light lessons, on the three branches of occult science, were written between the spring of 1910 and 1950 by Elbert Benjamine (also known as C.C. Zain, and born Benjamin Parker Williams). The organization members proposed to Benjamine that he rewrite the order’s teachings in a systematic form as the basis for a new organization that would “bring occultism to the life of ordinary people." The 21 volume Brotherhood of Light lessons were the result and members participate in a system of written examinations covering each volume. Each examination passed advances the member one degree. Seven volumes each are devoted to astrology, alchemy, and magic. Students who complete all 21 degrees (including examinations) are awarded a “Hermetician’s Certificate.