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Tagged With: Thomas H. Burgoyne

Norman Astley Handwriting

Five years ago, I gave a presentation to the biennial Church of Light convention in which I suggested that Norman Astley, who married Genevieve Stebbins in 1892 and with her was a major influence on Elbert Benjamine until her death in 1933, had been born as Thomas Henry D’Alton and then known as Thomas Henry … Continue reading »

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Burgoyne in French

The 1992 book La Vie Astrologique il y a Cent Ans describes the impact on French astrology of the writings of T.H. Burgoyne, translated as part of a collection called the Bibliothèque Astrologique (Astrological Library.) Volume 2 of the series was La Lumière d’Egypte (The Light of Egypt) translated by René Philippon and published in … Continue reading »

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Burnley, Lancashire: Springfield Road and Pendle Hill

Noticing recently that the earliest correspondence of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was written on Springfield Road in Burnley, I wondered if the same houses might be standing that were there in 1886, and the answer seems to be yes. Seeing hills in the distance, I checked out the environs of Burnley and found that … Continue reading »

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Language of the Stars by Thomas H. Burgoyne available online

With the discovery of this and another rare title on archive.org, we now have the entire catalog of Astro-Philosophical Publishing available for online readers.  Language of the Stars  appeared first in 1892, followed four years later by Celestial Dynamics.  There was nothing comparable available to American readers of the time, according to the introduction which … Continue reading »

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The Light of Egypt, Volume II, predicts an evolutionary revelation

From the preface to Volume II of The Light of Egypt (1900) God is present in all ages and races, manifesting His love and wisdom throughout infinite creations, and that He records, in His own way, the most detailed record of any event which takes place, thus giving to man a complete history of His … Continue reading »

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La Luz de Egipto

The first copy of The Light of Egypt I owned was the Spanish translation,  found in Monterrey, Mexico in 1991: La Luz de Egipto, the 2nd 1978 paperback edition from Editorial Kier in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  In 1968 the first Kier edition had appeared in hardcover, and represents the translation by Emma B. MacDonald of … Continue reading »

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Celestial Dynamics reprinted by Kessinger, author Anonymous

In 1896, a small book was published by Astro-Philosophical Publishing Company of Denver,  Celestial Dynamics: A Course of Astrological Study, identified as having been written by “the author of The Language of the Stars and The Light of Egypt.” He was identified by the penname Zanoni and the swastika symbol.  The introduction states that “it … Continue reading »

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