The identity of Three Initiates has been the subject of much secrecy and rumor since The Kybalion first appeared in 1908. This comprehensive edition definitively establishes the book's sole author as William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932). Philip Deslippewho introduces and annotates this edition-graduated with honors with a B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut in 2001, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in American Religious Culture at the University of Iowa. He is conducting research for the first full-length biography of Atkinson.
The Kybalion: The Definitive Editionby William Walker Atkinson, Three Initiates, Philip Deslippe
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Here is the flagship edition of the most popular occult work of the past century, now published with a groundbreaking historical introduction that establishes its authentic authorship and a "lost" bonus work by the original author.
It is one of the most mysterious and hotly debated occult works ever written-and without question the most popular and widely influential book of arcane philosophy of the twentieth century: The Kybalion has been credited only to the cryptic "Three Initiates" since its first appearance in 1908. Debate rages over the identity of the Three Initiates, the origin of the book's mysterious title and insights, and the nature of the Hermetic teachings on which it is thought to be based.
Now the veil is parted.
The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition presents the first full- scale analysis of this work of practical occult wisdom. It features the complete text of The Kybalion and the first-ever publication of Atkinson's previously unknown post-Kybalion work: The Seven Cosmic Laws.
In an engaging introduction to this unique volume, religious scholar Philip Deslippe surveys the work's context, history, and impact (including as a source of spiritual insight to communities ranging from New Thought to Black Nationalism), and provides a biographical sketch of its elusive author, the New Thought pioneer William Walker Atkinson.
As valuable to new fans as it is to longtime readers who crave more knowledge about Atkinson and his work, The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition illuminates the remarkable history of this long-cherished text.
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Philip Deslippe did a wonderful job explaining how wonderful this book is. He also included a remarkable obscure title named The Seven Cosmic Laws. That by itself is worth the cost of the book. I will be buying the William Walker Atkinson biography book as soon as it hits the selves. I can't wait...