The Temple of the Rosy Cross: The Soul its Powers, Migrations, and Transmitigations by Freeman B. Dowd
Publishing: 1901 Eulian Publishing Co; Salem, MA Fourth Edition Revised and Enlarged
Dowd was a strong critic of the Theosophical Societies preoccupation on celibacy. As a proponent of sexual occultism, he held the notion that celibacy was a sure way to delusion. Dowd's views on Rosicrucianism were far from conventional. It has been noted that occult author A.E. Waite held a harsh view on Dowd. This work is quite scarce on the market in any edition and/or condition.
Condition: Publishers red cloth board, gilt title to spine and rosicrucian symbol to front board, spine darkened with spine edges torn, soiling to boards, both hinges have been strengthened professionally using archival Japanese paper, all pages are clean with no markings, overall Good condition