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.

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 Author’s spelling of foreign words (such as the many Greek, Latin and Sanskrit terms) has been retained. No attempt has been made to “modernise” the Author’s 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.

Beware of imitations!

A crude copy of this website can be found on the Internet. It was removed from a UK server after a complaint by the copyright holder in 2016 but has since re-appeared, hosted on a server in India. We say 'crude' deliberately, for the inclusion of many spurious text characters, such as: "Zaô, ‘and ’ renders much of the text unreadable. Why anyone would wish to do this to a book, and why the thief imagines anyone would wish to read it, escapes us. Needless to add, this illegal copy has not been approved by the copyright holder or ourselves.

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.