C.F. Russell (Frater Genesthai), a student of Aleister Crowley, was given permission to start a magickal order in 1931. Called the Great Brotherhood of God and advertised with the claim of being a "shortcut to initiation," it ventured that ceremonial magick could be distilled to a few powerful and efficient steps. Louis Culling, head of its Southern California section, revealed its secrets-including dream recall, sex magick, rituals, the I Ching and more—in a slim volume in 1969, thirty years after the order closed.
Now, forty years later, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (publisher of the original volume and one of the most knowledgeable occultists in the world) has edited, revised, and massively expanded the original, making it truly accessible and usable for contemporary magicians.
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article