Quakertown: Philosophical Publishing Company, 1956. First Thus. Cloth. First printing of the revised edition. Originally published 1913 under the title The Maid, the Man and the Mystic. 8vo. 9.5"x6.25". Navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt TRY symbol (Clymer's personal seal) on cover. 287 pp.
No dust jacket. Bottom edges of front and back covers and right edge of front cover are stained. Light soiling to endpapers. Front free endpaper has a price in pen and stamp from The Occult Book Store in Chicago. Tight and clean.
This is a metaphorical autobiography about the initiation of a naive young woman into the occult mysteries of Rakadazanism, a Rosicrucian-adjacent philosophy that encouraged better living through hypnotism. Features a preface and many footnotes by Reuben Swinburne Clymer, the infamous occultist who revived the FRC branch of Rosicrucianism. Quite scarce. Very good. Item #876