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Mathers Last Secret gets 10th anniversary edition

The second edition of Mathers Last Secret is out ten years after the first edition was released.

For those not in the know,  Mathers Last Secret contained all the rituals and teachings of Sam Mather’s AO temple in London which was run by the sex magician Dr Edmund William Berridge. The temple was formed after the schism with the Order of the Golden Dawn and was briefly the spiritual home of Alistair Crowley. The material was collected by a member of the group and kept until his death, where they were mislabeled and end up in a Wiccan museum.

The book is important because it contains the actual rituals of the AO which turned out to be surprisingly close to the original Order and a little different from those published by Israel Regardie. It is also a treasure trove of information about standard rituals which clearly some modern Golden Dawn groups have been getting wrong.

It will be particularly of interest to members of the Builders of the Adytum who have for years claimed lineage from the AO as these rituals appear to be somewhat different (and also closer to Regardie).

When it was released the book caused an outcry because the AO had long been a rallying cry for those who wanted their Golden Dawn to be different from others “on the market” and were pushing their own rituals as Mathers AO (I assume on the assumption that no one would find out).

Please note that this book does not contain any teachings or rituals belonging to any modern group identifying itself as the Alpha et Omega. It only contains actual historical documents and a commentary written by me.

The casewrap book can be found here

The paperback can be found here

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5 thoughts on “Mathers Last Secret gets 10th anniversary edition

  1. What rituals belonging to a modern group??? Oh, you mean getting stoned and licking Chinese toads for money on live camera?! Those come straight from the Third Order through pompous Secret Chiefs that are versed in talking nonsense filled with alchemical terms. You’re too Not-Ispipimus to know them 😉

    1. There are golden dawn groups there who claim they are using Mathers rituals. To be honest I don’t know or care what rituals they are using… but these are Mathers rituals and they do not belong to any group (Mathers order closed in 1939).

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