Pat Zalewski is an occultist and author. He contacted the last remnant of the original Temples founded by the Golden Dawn in New Zealand and he and Chris Zalewski founded the Thoth Hermes Temple in Wellington and became co-chiefs. He met and corresponded with Israel Regardie who travelled to New Zealand to meet him.
Israel Regardie was one of the foremost occultists and magicians of the twentieth century. He started his career as Aleister Crowley’s private secretary, went on to join the Golden Dawn, and ultimately publish their teachings. In the sixties he was instrumental in the magical revival and the re-establishment of the Golden Dawn.