Joscelyn Godwin is a composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and music in the occult. He is the author of the first complete English language translation (1999) of one of the first illustrated printed texts, the incunabulum Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499). He teaches at Colgate University.
"This book fits into the read-and-keep list. Its authors have covered their ground well...Read this book; then read it again." - Michal Grisp, Gnosis "Thanks to a new and comprehensive study...a great deal of information about the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor is now available. Just about every relevant extant document pertinent to this subject has been gathered together....The result is a fascinating account of a 19th century secret society." - Edmonton Theosophical society "Provides both accurate texts of the teachings and a variety of entertaining documents that set out the Brotherhood's chequered history. Virtually none of this material has previously been accessible...." - R.A. Gilbert, Societas Rosicruciana Anglia"