Dublin: Kerubim, 2012. New paperback, 361 pages.
Golden Dawn magician Nick Farrell paints a picture of the founders of the Golden Dawn becoming out of their depth as the Order began to create magicians. Rather than painting Mathers as an eccentric genius, Farrell sees him as an autocratic fantasist, struggling to keep up as his students exceed him. Farrelk argues that Mathers’ later rituals were an attempt to remove the magic from the system he created so that he could milk it for money. Farrell offers another look into the mind of a magician who helped forge the magic we use today.The book includes previously unpublished papers from Mathers’ own version of the Golden Dawn, the Alpha et Omega:
the original Z documents
the full version of the Book of the Tomb (a key document for creating a Vault of the Adepts)
the original method for the consecration of the sword
and much more.