Arthur Edward Waite is best known for the tarot cards that bear his name. However, the tarot cards he co-created with Pamela Cole Smith at the turn of the 20th century reveal nothing of his contributions to occult literature. Waite was a consummate writer in the areas of mysticism and ceremonial magic. He worked arduously to uncover esoteric knowledge. Waite translated lost manuscripts describing the secret rites of the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, the Templar Knights, and the magical writings of several historically significant occult figures. |
A.E Waite was also remembered for his association with the legendary Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn or “Golden Dawn.” Waite was an integral member of this group, which included the likes of Samuel Liddell Macgregor Mathers, William Butler Yeats, William Westcott, and the infamous Aleister Crowley. This organization was concerned with the research and experimentation of ancient systems of esoteric knowledge such as the Kabbalah and the Enochian System of Magic. The Golden Dawn gave rise to many of the present-day mystical and magical societies, including several that adopted the name of the Golden Dawn as their own.
A.E. Waite passed into transition on May 19, 1942, leaving only his books and tarot cards as his legacy. The newly released book The First Truth – A Book of Metaphysical Theories contains extraordinary mystical concepts received by the author from the spiritual source of A.E. Waite. The author cites The First Truth as a work of divine illumination. Waite fully establishes himself as a spiritual guide to the author in all aspects of writing and producing the book. The nature of the author’s relationship to A.E. Waite is addressed within the book’s first few pages.
The First Truth is a mystical journey into the nature of reality and the meaning of life. The author explores little known metaphysical concepts and offers a number of novel theories communicated to him by Arthur Edward Waite. The table of contents given below serves as an outline of the topics covered in this book:
Acknowledgments Comments Table of Contents Introduction Concepts Reincarnation Good and Evil Perfection On Certain Entities Drugs and Mental Illness Universal Laws Humans and the Multiverse Epilogue About the Author
The First Truth covers a wide range of mystical subjects, all of which A.E. Waite had a hand in composing. The first Truth will seem like a second awakening to the illumined. Mystics of all backgrounds will appreciate the higher knowledge imparted by long departed Arthur Edward Waite. The First Truth is available in paperback and e-book format at Amazon.com, as well as most other online book retailers.
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