THE RITUAL OF HIGHER MAGIC - Morrish, 1st 1947 - RITUAL OCCULT ESOTERIC SCIENCES
THE RITUAL OF HIGHER MAGIC
Book Details + Condition: London and Melbourne: Oak Tree Books, ND (1947). Scarce First Edition (5th Thousand). By Leslie Furze Morrish. Hardcover, quarto. 128 pages with black-and-white illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover. In very good condition: Corners and spine ends lightly bumped and rubbed; page edges with age darkening; front pastedown lightly rippled; paper toned but clean and unmarked. No dust jacket. From the publisher: "This book deals with ritual in all its forms - its purposes, in war, in the arts (as in music), in freemasonry, and in esoteric science. It endeavors to explain the principles that lie behind ritual, its psychological implications and effects, and inner mechanisms". Morrish was an enigmatic figure; he had served as an artillery officer in the British Army, then settled in Australia, where he practiced as a professional astrologer, and contributed to various Theosophical journals, as well as writing several books, including "Outline of Astro-Psychology" and "Outline of Metaphysics".