Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Dew And Light in Keighley, West Yorkshire

The blog Spook Chaser contributes a good piece of local history on David Lund and his obscure British occult Order, The Dew And Light.

In the summer of 1888, Mathers of the Golden Dawn wrote a stinging attack on David Lund and his Society of Dew and Light, which Mathers wrongly called “the Dew of Light,” in his article, published in Lucifer magazine, Madame Blavatsky's Theosophical Society's journal. Not to be outdone, Mme. Blavatsky also wrote a scathing article about David Lund, mentioning the fact that he had spent time in Armley jail, Leeds, prosecuted under an antiquated law by the police, who went as far as to search the records of Bradford's Antiquarian Society in order to find an old law they could use against him, for fortune telling.

[S.L. Mathers’ letter to Blavatsky’s journal was published in the June 1889 issue, and the correspondence continued through the summer.] The rest of the story, including a narrated video, can be seen here.

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