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The Isiac Tablet: Or, the Bembine Table of Isis

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This monograph by a well-known occultist is a photographic facsimile of the 1887 edition which was limited to one hundred copies. It explains the history and esoteric significance of the Isiac Tablet, one of the most curious and prized relics of ancient times. In this folio-sized edition, Westcott sets forth the interpretation of several leading authorities on the Egyptian ...more
Hardcover, 20 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Philosophical Research Society (first published 1887)
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Feb 02, 2013 Donald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall this is a useful tool for anyone interested in Hermeticism and Sacred Theology. Although some scholars hold that this tablet is "spurious", it is likely of 1st c. Roman origin - and not Egyptian. Notwithstanding the origins and translations, I found the interpretations by Athanasius Kircher to be most interesting. The tablet images deserve closer attention and clearer illustration. Although this is an important work in its own right, the entire opus needs to be reinterpreted in light of ...more
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William Wynn Westcott—who usually published as W. Wynn Westcott or W.W. Westcott and occasionally under the motto Sapere Aude—was a coroner, Theosophist, and Freemason who was a leader in the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and went on to co-found the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, later remaining involved with the breakaway group Stella Matutina.
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