King, Francis (Xavier) (1904– )
Contemporary British author who also wrote or edited a
number of important historical studies on magic and occultism,
especially as related to Aleister Crowley and the OTO
(Ordo Templi Orientis). King edited and published some of
the secret ritual materials of the OTO and also made important
contributions to such reference books as the Encyclopedia of Mythology
and the Encyclopedia of the Unexplained. With Israel Regardie,
King revived the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn,
originally founded in the late 1800s.
Sources
King, Francis. Astral Projection, Ritual Magic, and Alchemy.
London, 1971.
———. Magic The Western Tradition. London Thames &
Hudson, 1975.
———. The Magical World of Aleister Crowley. New York Coward,
McCann & Geoghegan, 1978.
———. Ritual Magic in England 1887 to the Present Day. London,
1970. Reprinted as The Rites of Modern Occult Magic. New
York Macmillan, 1971.
———. Satan and Swastika The Occult and the Nazi Party.
London Mayflower, 1976.
———. Sexuality, Magic, and Perversion. London, 1971. Reprint,
New York Citadel Press, 1972.
———. Wisdom From Afar. London Aldus Books, 1975.
King, Francis, and Stephen Skinner. Techniques of High
Magic. New York Destiny Books, 1980.
King, Francis, and Isabel Sutherland. The Rebirth of Magic.
London Corgi, 1982.
Shaw, Eva. Divining the Future Prognostication from Astrology
to Zoomancy. New York Facts on File, 1995.