“Sinterklaas”-presents from American relatives can sometimes be a pleasant surprise. This is a small photocopied book (but well-done) from a small publisher from small village near Seattle. “Holmes Publishing Group” has at least two series of publications, one with Golden Dawn texts (this one is 18 of 22) and one with other texts, The Hieroglyphic Monad of John Dee, The Divine Edda of Winifred Faraday and A Mithraic Ritual of G.R.S. Mead.
This book has Mathers on the cover, but is in fact a compilation of lectures of different early Golden Dawn officials to “neophytes”, people who want to join the order. These neophytes get instructions for everyday life, but also information about the Golden Dawn, its purposes, its goals, etc. This little book is very informative and (I suppose) also fairly inexpensive, so I think I will try to get my hands on other publications of Holmes.