I am looking for a book but cannot remember what it was called, and I'm not even certain of the author! Not a good start, I know.
The reason I ask here is because I'm fairly sure I originally got it from the early version of this site's library. But I have searched all my hard drives, and ebook collection, but I cannot find it.
I'm fairly sure it was written by W.E. Butler (and, or, Gareth Knight).
And it was written for the Society of the Inner Light -- it was the Arthurian version of the initiation guide, which the Society used to use for new members.
I don't know how widely distributed it was, so I'm not sure if it was even published for public consumption, but there was a pdf (ebook) copy of it floating around sites like this one some 10 years ago, so I thought someone here might know of it, have a copy they can share, or point me towards somewhere I can get it. I've searched everywhere I can think of but had no luck!
i havent heard of it sorry, i do hope u find it though
Thanks, no it isn't.
Thanks, no but close...
It's the guide which Butler wrote for Dion Fortune's Society for the Inner Light. I can't remember if Dion Fortune's name was attached to it. But I know that Butler (and Knight and a few others) saw some correspondences between Grail mythology and esoteric work.
Which might explain why Fortune also wrote something on Arthurian / Grail legend, it seems that was a 'thing' with these guys.
Not sure what the history was, but somehow Butler ended up writing a full pathwork using Arthurian / Grail imagery for initiates to the Society of the Inner Light. And that's what I'm trying to find -- like I said, though, I'm not sure if it was a printed book or anything, from what I recall of the copy I got, it was basically just the guide. No cover, blurb, intro, preface, index, etc.
So, probably, someone got a copy from the Society and shared it with someone, who shared it with someone, who shared it to the library here... totally unofficial -- but maybe someone still has it, like I should!
The more I think about it, the more I am fairly sure it was W.E. Butler who was the author.
Watch this thread!
Have you checked in the library here? Near positive I saw some W.E. Butler but unsure of the specific title.
Thanks yes I have looked but not had any lick so far.
The search feature doesn't return anything for Butler, although it doesn't seem to return anything for any search I try.
And I have looked through most (if not all) folders but haven't seen anything by Butler.
And I can't remember what the book/guide was called anyway.
I belonged to a similar Brotherhood in New Zealand. There were only three levels of initiations based on those of The Golden Dawn, in elements of the Arthurian version.