Alchemist of the Golden Dawn: The Letters of the Revd W.A. Ayton to F.L. Gardner and Others, (Roots of the Golden Dawn Series). Ellic Howe. Ellic Howe is the author of The Magicians of the Golden Dawn ( avg rating, 26 ratings, 9 reviews, published ), Astrology and Psychological Warfar. Ellic Howe (ed.), The Alchemist of the Golden Dawn: the Letters of the Revd W. A. Ayton to F. L. Gardner and Others – (Wellingborough: Aquarian.

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English Choose a language for shopping. He had no idea that he was talking to the forger in person.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Hull produced the perfect forgery within three days. But this lot has been cast on a German type body with a so-called Didot mould, which is fractionally larger than that for the English body and leaves a little more space between the lines.

Get to Know Us. He really was a champion counterfeiter. He also had a first-class knowledge of the papermaking industry and arranged for British mills to counterfeit El,ic papers and watermarks.

In addition to his comprehensive studies howd the history of British printing, he wrote and edited several important books on the occult and the history of magic, including Urania’s Children: The first of these were our forgeries of the German ration cards. At that moment the British government was looking for an expert to train counterfeiters to produce documents for agents going behind enemy lines.


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Ellic Howe (Author of The Magicians of the Golden Dawn)

As a younger man in the 30’s, he had made a special study of German typography and printing techniques and had been a professional printer before the war. Even before the war he. Please try your request again later.

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After the war he became a. The scale of the operation was massive. The colours, the perforation, texture of the paper, the watermark, everything appeared to me to be identical. But Goebbels had a more imaginative counter-measure up his sleeve. I accepted them with enthusiasm. But Hull took only one look e,lic it, and immediately pulled a small folding type scale out of his pocket.

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I once showed him a little octavo sized anti-Jewish leaflet which had been picked up in a Soho pub. When I found some specimens of German ration cards lying on Armin’s work-table I thought they were the genuine article. He carried them all back. Ellic Paul Howe 20 September — 28 September Theosophical Society was formed in The former e,lic how astrology was used in psychological warfare in WWII.


While the printers made hhowe offset plates the paper-maker would be uowe the special watermarked paper, in the event that the Germans should have changed the pattern and a new batch was needed. Provide feedback about this page. He was a printer who had made a special study of German typography and printing techniques.

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But it did not deter the many thousands of Germans, who used the ration cards we had dropped, to provide themselves with a valuable addition to their calories. As an expert, he hlwe made responsible therefore for espionage forgeries and propaganda parodies of postage stamps. I was amazed how well. Only 1 left in stock – order soon.

A documentary history of a magical order. But while these differences might be detectable by police equipped with elliic instruments I cannot imagine a grocer, or a baker, or an inn-keeper being able to detect them in the rush of business. We now had our own special printing unit capable of producing.