The Secrets of Fire and Ice A Historical Supplement to the Text (1995)
The text of Fire and ice was almost fifteen years in the making.
It was in the mid-1970s that I first leamed of the Fraternitas Saturni- from articles written in Richard Cavendish's Encyclopedia of the Unexplained. There I read of a 'monumental compendium of FS materials which had been published by a certain German professor named Adolf Hemberger. The book bore the suitably academic title: Organizations-formen, Rituale, Lehren und magische Thematik der freimauerischen und freimauerartigen Bünde im Deutschen Sprachraum Mitteleuropas. Teil I: Der mystisch-magische Orden Fraternitas Saturni. The idea of such a lodge fascinated me, as I hoped for a more 'original' form of the kind of magic and mysticism found among the Golden Dawn materials or the ideas of Aleister Crowley. I would search through inter-library loan lists for years to try to find this text - to no avail.