The Cover of the USA Edition of this book, translated by Robert North.
by Edward JamesThe appearance of this important work should serve to awaken renewed, andintelligent interest in the often discussed area of sexual magic in the Westerntradition. On a more technical note, it reveals a clear relationship betweenRandolph's works and the writings of Franz Bardon. Fluid and solidcondensers, flashing colors, and a complex use of magical mirrors wereseldom, if ever, mentioned in occult literature in the eighty or more yearsdividing the two writers.It is also of interest to note the possible relationship between PBR, as he wasknown to his friends, and the emergence of the O.T.O., O.T.O.A., and lesserknown magical orders, having Templar and Masonic involvements. JohnYarker, a British Masonic leader, who held numerous documents giving himthe authorization to grant charters for a number of Hermetic, Masonic andTemplar type Lodges, granted a charter for the formation of a Templar Orderto Karl Kellner, about the year 1887. Occult historian Francis King believed