ARCHIVE OF 54 PAMPHLETS BY COLORADO OCCULTIST, MOSTLY FROM THE 1940S.

Doreal, Maurice (pseudonym of Claude Doggins).

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"Maurice Doreal was the name adopted by Claude Doggins as head of the Brotherhood of the White Temple, an occult fraternity headquartered in Sedalia, Colorado. Doreal was born in Sulfur Springs, Oklahoma. As a youth he became interested in Tarzan, which quickly broadened into a general interest in fantasy and science fiction literature, and by 1950 his library included some 5,000 titles. His interests also expanded to the occult. He served in World War I, after which, he claimed, he spent eight years in Tibet. He also claimed to have visited the occult center in the middle of Mt. Shasta in northern California. Doreal founded the Brotherhood of the White Temple in 1930, and spent much of his life writing the brotherhood lessons and a series of pamphlets, called the Little Temple Library, on a wide variety of occult-related topics from Atlantis to UFOs. He claimed to have gained his knowledge from his contact with the Great White Lodge of Masters, those who have passed beyond their earthly experience and now seek to guide humanity in its evolution. Doreal began work on new headquarters for the brotherhood in Sedalia in 1946, during the height of anxieties over possible atomic war. The location, a valley enclosed by 1,500-foot mountain walls, was believed to be a protected site. Headquarters moved in 1951. Two years later Doreal predicted that the biblical Battle of Armageddon would begin very soon, and residents stored foods against the coming hard times. Doreal died in 1963, and the brotherhood has continued to the present using his many writings as their authoritative literature." - Donna Kossy. Kooks: A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief, 1994.The archive comprises:(a) 17 pamphlets, undated but from the 1940s, marked "35 [cents]" on cover, with Sedalia Colorado on title pages; individual titles on various standard occult topics; original mimeograph, folded-over letter size sheets, side- stapled with printed wrappers of tinted paper, ranging from 20 to 24 pages. The interior parts are generally in very good condition but the wrappers are pulpy and generally deteriorated -- chipped, separated, stained, etc. -- but all are complete.(b) 24 pamphlets, like the preceding but also numbered as parts of The Little Temple Library. A broken but extensive run of a series that had at least 36 parts.(c) 3 longer brochures (48; 76; 100 pp.)(d) a 14-page letter-size brochure circa 1946 on how to prepare for atomic Armageddon.(e) a typeset 10 pp. brochure circa 1960 promoting membership in Doreal's organization The Brotherhood of the White Temple.(f) 8 pamphlets from circa 1965-1970, issued after Doreal's death, presumably reprints of earlier titles, plus several issues of the Brotherhood's magazine, "Light on the Path" (with ads for brochures now priced $1 each).(Full calendar of archive available upon request.) (#139572). N° de réf. du libraire

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