William Wynn Westcott was the co-founder of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He was a very influential Freemason, theosophist, he took on Pythagoras’ theories and studied the Kabbalah. This book is a famous collection of aphorisms cherry-picked from classical sources published by W.W. Westcott in his series Collectanea Hermetica. Into the Oracles: each epigram is annotated as to its source, and these include a wide range of ancient manuscripts. The annotations are helpful and desirable. Considered essential by Aleister Crowley, the Chaldean Oracles were frequently quoted in his writings.
In summation, this unusual book is a must-read classic for all students of enlightenment—both novices and seasoned scholars alike.