The Neophytes Path to Spiritual Attainment
by C. C. Zain
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This book is the final course in the 21 Brotherhood of Light Course series by C. C. Zain on the Hermetic Sciences, Astrology, Alchemy, Tarot, Kabbalah and the Occult.
Students of the occult find this book one of the most practical and useful in the series. The author explains how the most important function of any religion is to give instruction on how best to live.
Personal Alchemy is a self-development manual providing keys by which the spiritual aspirant may experience greater health, happiness, and spirituality and thus contribute more to universal welfare. Important topics include the three most important things that every neophyte should know and the first three habits every neophyte should adopt. The book teaches how to cultivate spiritual trends in personal conduct, how to deal with spiritual hindrance by family and friends, and how to keep mentally and physically fit.
This book is formatted in the easy to use 8 1/2 x 11 student format.
Study Questions for each chapter/serial lesson are included.
Course 21 of 21 in the Brotherhood of Light Study Program.
|Serial Lesson No.
||Chapter/Serial Lesson Title
||Three Things Every Neophyte Should Know
||The First Three Habits a Neophyte Should Adopt
||Avenues to Illumination
||Spiritual Hindrance by Family and Friends
||Spiritual Trends in Personal Conduct
||How to Keep Mentally and Physically Fit
||What to Eat When Mercury or Uranus is Afflicted
||What to Eat When sun, Moon or Pluto is Afflicted
||What to Eat When Saturn, Jupiter or Neptune is Afflicted
||What to Eat when Venus or Mars is Afflicted
192 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 Student Format Trade Paperback
C. C. Zain is the pen name used by Elbert Benjamine (1882-1951), the noted astrologer, naturalist and occultist, for those writings done under the auspices of The Brotherhood of Light during the years 1914 - 1934. This body of knowledge has become known as The Brotherhood of Light Lessons.
Elbert Benjamine was one of the most prolific astrological writers of the 20th century. In addition to the twenty-three volumes of the Brotherhood of Light series published under the penname C. C. Zain, Benjamine also wrote over fifty books and hundreds of magazine articles. A scholar who mastered every physical science of his time, Benjamine brought the same vigor to his exploration of the metaphysical sciences. Like the writings of Bailey, Blavatsky, Steiner, and Heindl, the works of C. C. Zain (Elbert Benjamine) have impacted the lives of thousands of students of Western Occultism.
Elbert Benjamine was born Benjamin P. Williams in the small town of Adel, Iowa, December 12, 1882. He was a natural psychic and seer. In his youth, his heightened awareness brought him into contact with those who had passed from this plane to the next. In the autumn of 1898, he began his esoteric studies. By 1900 he had contacted The Brotherhood of Light and began serious study of astrology. His father was a doctor and deacon in the Disciples of Christ church in Iowa, where the community strongly disapproved of any interest in astrology and the occult. For this reason, upon moving to Los Angeles, he changed his name to Elbert Benjamine in order to protect his family. In the spring of 1910 he gave his promise to write the Twenty-One Brotherhood of Light Courses covering astrology, alchemy and magic, under the penname of C. C. Zain. From that time until his death in 1951, he devoted his life’s energy and personal resources to writing the lessons, and to establishing The Church of Light as a vehicle for disseminating The Brotherhood of Light teachings.