The Golden Star

About this book

This electronic edition of The Golden Star by J Michaud PhD was published in 2012/13. It is an exact facsimile of the printed book originally published in hardcover by the Uma Press, in London, in 1946—now almost unobtainable (see footnote below). It is our sincere hope that in publishing it for the very first time on the Internet, a new generation of readers will have the opportunity to discover this virtually unknown masterpiece of occult literature.

Beware of imitations!

Two crude copies of this website have been published on the Internet during the past few years. One was removed from a UK server in 2016 only to re-appear later, hosted on a server in India. We say 'crude' deliberately, as one of these copies contained spurious text characters, such as: "Zaô, ‘and ’, which rendered much of the text unreadable. Another copy, hosted on a server in Germany, appeared in July 2017. This had black pages with white text and omitted all the diagrams in the printed book we have faithfully reproduced in our facsimile. Why anyone would wish to do this to a book, and why the thieves imagine anyone would wish to read it, escapes us. Needless to add, neither of these illegal copies were approved by the copyright holder or ourselves. As we update this note in September 2017, both these copies have been removed after complaints by the copyright holder. But this is not to say they, or others, may not re-appear in future; hence this warning!

About our facsimile of the book

This facsimile has been completely re-typeset from the original edition—not OCR scanned. With the sole exception of 'A Word to the Wise Reader', the Introduction, 'Author's Note', Dedication and notes on the pronunciation of the names of the principal characters, are reproduced exactly as they appear in the printed book.

For technical reasons, pagination, position of footnotes and the arrangement of the various symbols employed by the Author, differ slightly from the printed book. Spelling and typographical errors have been corrected. The Authors spelling of foreign words (such as the many Greek, Latin and Sanskrit terms) has been retained. No attempt has been made to modernise the Authors phraseology or his sometimes archaic grammatical constructions. The only additions to the printed book are a few footnotes, and the jewel illustrations which introduce each chapter, or vision. We feel sure that the Author would have added these gems had it been technically feasible and economical to do so! In short, the electronic book that you now have before you is in every essential a faithful copy of the original printed edition of 1946.

Search the book

You can Search this book from any page. We feel sure that regular readers will find this an invaluable aid to their study of The Golden Star.

Footnote—printed copies

Although copies of the printed edition of The Golden Star published by the UMA Press in 1946 are now extremely hard to find, they do occasionally turn up in bookshops, charity shops and in booksellers' online catalogues.

Consequently, if you would like to obtain a copy it is well worth while contacting booksellers, both on and offline, around the world. You can find a list of the major booksellers of occult books on the website of OCCULT MYSTERIES. In addition, some libraries, such as the British Library, in London, have copies of this book.

Some readers have asked us whether there is a PDF or Amazon Kindle edition of the book they can download. We regret that there are no plans to produce such editions at this time.