The Seven Creative Principles
... Being a series of seven lectures delivered before the society for esoteric culture, of Boston, with introductory lecture on the idea of God, and concluding lecture on the esoteric significance of color… with colored illustrations.
Red cloth 8vo, 170pp. Bright gilt-stamped cover and spine, illustrated with 8 plates (6 in color): portrait frontis + 7 iterations of the primary diagram showing the accumulation of principles of Force, Discrimination, Order, Cohesion, Fermentation, Transmutation, and Sensation in a progression of color and detail. About Near Fine with sunning to spine and rubbing to tips. Contents tight and clean.
H. E. Butler was a controversial occultist who founded the Esoteric Society in Boston in the 1880s after diverging from the popular Theosophical Society of Helena Blavatsky. The Seven Creative Principles first presented in writing the tenets of Butler's esoteric philosophy, preceding his infamous Solar Biology, which generated controversy in challenging Theosophical Society principles and ultimately prompted the society's relocation to Applegate, CA, where it was renamed the Esoteric Fraternity. A rare publication from the early days of Butler's tenure as an esoteric guru and espouser of attainable immortality.