Guide to the Nelson H. White Papers

Processed by David C. Gartrell
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
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Guide to the Nelson H. White Papers, 1969-1999

Collection number: ARC Mss 25

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

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  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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    Date Completed:
    01 July 2004
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    David C. Gartrell
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Nelson H. White Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1969-1999
Date (bulk): (bulk 1980-1995)
Collection number: ARC Mss 25
Creator: White, Nelson H.
Extent: 1.75 linear feet (1 carton, 1 box, 1 half-size legal box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical location: Del Norte
Abstract: Collected self-published works on ceremonial magic by Nelson H. White of Technology Group publications. Collection includes some unpublished material.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions


Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Nelson H. White Papers. ARC Mss 25. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Nelson H. White's sister, Victoria White Hand, in 2004.


The following biography was taken from Nelson White's last book, published in 1999. Mr. White passed away in August 2003. Nelson White (Frater Zarathustra) was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1938. He graduated from James B. Castle High School in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman in San Diego California. He graduated from San Bernardino Valley College in 196l with an Associate of Arts in Electronics. While at S.B.V.C. he was active in the San Bernardino County Sheriff 's Motorcycle Posse, as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, and also spent several years with the Civil Air Patrol as Communications Officer of Search & Rescue Squadron 31, at Norton Air Force Base. After working several years in the Electronics and Defense fields, he returned to college and graduated from The University of Redlands in 1968 with a B.A. in Government & Public Administration. He attended Graduate School both at Redlands and at UCLA where he received several Teaching Credentials. First Ordained in 1968, he has since been Ordained by several other Churches, He received his first Honorary Doctorate in 1969 and has also received several others since then. Dr. White has taught in a number of Junior and Senior High Schools in both Southern and Northern California. Dr. White was active in the Southern California Occult scene for over 20 years, and was instrumental in the formation and operation of several Esoteric Churches and Magickal Orders. He published, edited and wrote numerous articles for a quarterly magazine of Ceremonial Magick: "The White Light" for the entire 15+ years of its existence. He also operated a Religious Supply and Book store in Pasadena, for over 17 years, during that time he wrote many books on Magick and other topics. Presently he resides in Northern California and is working on his 125th. book. Dr. White is also a private pilot, an amateur radio operator, a 4-wheel drive enthusiast, and was a member of MENSA for several years, and was Knighted, by the Alter Souveidner Templer Orden, based in Vienna, Austria, on June 17th, 1989. He is also recruiting Occult students who speak German, for a Templer Chapter to be organized in the San Francisco Bay Area Dr. White sings with The Richmond Chor, one of the oldest German singing groups in the Bay area. Dr. White has received numerous Community Service awards and was listed in: Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in California, Who's Who in American Authors, Editors & Poets, Two Thousand Notable Americans, among others. Dr. White is presently retired from NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, and continues his interest in Magick and writing. He also continues to be active in the Book Publishing business.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection primarily consists of page proofs for books on ceremonial magic self-published by Nelson White and his wife Anne under the Technology Group imprint. There is also some unpublished material concerning the O.T.A. (Ordo Templi Astartes), an occult lodge functioning in the Los Angeles area during the early 1970s.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
White, Nelson H.


Series 1.  Page Proofs

Box 1: 1

101 Questions on Ceremonial Magick, 1987

Box 1: 2

15 Year Index to "The White Light", 1989

Box 1: 3

Aradia, the Gospel of the Witches, 1986

Box 1: 4

Arithmancy, 1981

Box 1: 5

Best of "The White Light" the Early Years (Vol. 1-4), 1981

Box 1: 6

Best of "The White Light" the Middle Years (Vol. 5-9), 1983

Box 1: 7

Best of "The White Light"the Final Years (Vol. 10-15), 1991

Box 1: 8

A Brief History of Western Magick and the Modern Magickal Lodge, 1986

Box 1: 9

Collected Rituals from the T.'.O.'.T.'., 1982

Box 1: 10

Collected Shorter Works of the T.'.O.'.T.'., 1987

Box 1: 11

The Complete Exorcist, or, Exorcism from Scratch, 1983

Box 1: 12

Expedition to Vienna, 1992

Box 1: 13

The Grimoire of Raphael (Indexed, Illustrated), 1987

Box 1: 14

The "Gypsy" Fortune-telling Scam , 1990

Box 1: 15

Index and Reference Vol. to the 2nd. Ed. Lemegeton, 1994

Box 1: 16

Index and Reference Volume to "The Grand Grimoire" , 1996

Box 1: 17

Index to Agrippa's "Occult Philosophy or Magic", 1993

Box 1: 18

Index to "The [Greater] Key of Solomon the King", 1986

Box 1: 19

Index to "The Grimoire of Armadel", 1986

Box 1: 20

Index to Barret's "The Magus", 1989

Box 1: 21

Index to the "Grimoirum Verum" (1517 A.D.), 1994

Box 1: 22

Index to The Sacred Magic of Abramelin in the Mage, 1999

Box 1: 23

Index to the Spirits Given in "Honourius", 1983

Box 1: 24

Index to Waite's "Book of Black Magic & of Pacts", 1989

Box 3: 1

Lemegeton; Clavicula Salomonis: or The Complete "Lesser" Key of Solomon The King, 2nd ed. [oversize], 1994

Box 1: 25

Liber Agares, 1986

Box 1: 26

Liber Baal, 1994

Box 1: 27

Liber Vassago, 1984

Box 1: 28

Magick & The Law (Vol. 1), 1976

Box 1: 29

Magick & The Law (Vol. 2), 1980

Box 1: 30

Magick & The Law (Vol. 3), 1980

Box 1: 31

Magick & The Law (Vol. 4), 1982

Box 1: 32

Magick & The Law (Vol. 5), 1982

Box 1: 33

Magick, Self-Taught (5th. Ed.), 1996

Box 1: 34

Magickal Qabalah , 1986

Box 1: 35 - 37

The Master Index, 1999

Box 1: 38

The Meaning of Death, 1988

Box 1: 39

The Meaning of Life, 1987

Box 1: 40

Opus 50 , 1985

Box 1: 41

The Revised Book of Baal, 1994

Box 2: 1

The Second Book of Astarte, 1994

Box 2: 2

Secret Magick Revealed (2nd. Ed), 1995

Box 2: 3

Selected Conjurations/Lemegeton (large type), 1995

Box 2: 4

Spiritual Healing, 1985

Box 2: 5

Spiritual Intimidation, 1984

Box 2: 6

Student Reports & Articles by 'outside' Authors, 1983

Box 2: 7

The What & Why of Magick, 1995

Box 2: 8

What If...?, n.d.

Box 2: 9

The Wizard's Apprentice (2nd Edition), 1995

Box 2: 10

Working High Magick (3rd Edition), 1995

Box 2: 11

Ye Olde Dream Book, 1987


Series 2.  Unpublished Materials

Box 2: 12

O.'.T.'.A.'. Picture Book and related correspondence, 1982

Box 2: 13

Photographs and slides, 1969-1971, 1995

Box 2: 14

Copyright registration certificates, 1981 - 1999

Box 3: 2

Combined Book List from Technology Group with annotations [oversize], n.d.