Item #312318 THE WESTERN MYSTERY TRADITION. Deluxe Edition. Christine HARTLEY, Christine Campbell Thomson.


London: The Aquarian Press, [1968]. First Edition. Octavo, bound in the publisher's brown boards with vellum spine, printed paper label on spine, maroon endpapers. The number "154" inked to title page. We believe this to be the publisher's deluxe binding, and have seen similar bindings on other Aquarian Press Books from this period. 171 pp. Scholarly annotations in ink to the margins of perhaps 10 pages, plus some underlining to the text in ink; small, older price sticker on front free endpaper ($5.00, from Equinox Books and Graphics, on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver, circa 1976). A very good copy otherwise, without dust jacket, as issued. Item #312318

¶ Christine Hartley, better known as Christine Campbell Thomson (1897–1985), was a British horror fiction author best known for the Not at Night series. She also wrote under the name Flavia Richardson. She was a pupil of Dion Fortune, and a member of the Fraternity of Inner Light. The book was reissued by Thoth Publications in 2004 with a new Introduction by Alan Richardson, showing the great influence of Dion Fortune on Hartley's writings. "Working at a time when many were turning to Eastern spirituality, Christine Hartley believed that Britain had its own mystery tradition, hidden in myth and legend and in the land itself." Chapters Include: The Origin of Our Heritage -- The Ancient Gods -- Arthur -- Merlin and Morgan and Bride -- The Holy Places -- The Horse and the Dragon -- The Druids -- The Ark and the Wren -- St. John the Kelt -- The History of our Race -- And now...? -- How to Enjoy Your Heritage.

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