The Golden Star
About this website
This website is an electronic edition of The Golden Star by J Michaud PhD, in HTML format, first 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. 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 and unappreciated masterpiece of occult literature.
Beware of imitations!
Several crude copies of this website have been published on the Internet since we launched it in 2012. None of these illegal copies were approved by the copyright holder or ourselves. As we update this note in November 2020, the plagiarism has stopped but this does not mean it won’t re-occur in future. In May 2019 a crude, printed-on-demand paperback copy was issued by ‘Audio Enlightenment.Com’ who have the bare-faced audacity to claim copyright! Please don't waste your money on such imitations. Especially now that a new, high quality hardcover edition is available at a price even the most impecunious reader can afford. See the BOOK NOTICE on our homepage.
About this facsimile
Apart from the exceptions mentioned on our Homepage, this facsimile has been completely re-typeset from the original edition published by the UMA Press in 1946. 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, Sanskrit and ancient Egyptian terms) has been retained except where it differs substantially from modern usage. The substitution of ‘Nut’ for ‘Nuit’ (Egyptian goddess) is one example of such changes. 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. The Author may well have added these gems had the Internet existed in 1946! In short, the electronic book that you now have before you is in every essential a faithful copy of the original printed edition.
In November 2020 we published a PDF edition of The Golden Star which is verbatim with this HTML text and the original edition of 1946. This is free to download to read off line or print out for your own personal, educational and non-commercial use only. Please see our Terms & Privacy page for more information about the different copyright conditions which apply to the PDF and HTML editions of the book. To download a copy of the PDF, click the link below. This will give you the option to view the PDF online or save it to your chosen device.
New hardcover book
As some readers may know, copies of the original printed edition of The Golden Star published by the UMA Press in 1946 are now extremely hard to find and prohibitively expensive. Hence, we are pleased to announce that a new edition was published on 23 September 2021, 82 years after the author completed his MS of the book. The price of this new edition is $30 (£21 / €26) net. It can only be purchased directly from the US publisher by clicking the link below. Bound in foil-blocked buckram cloth. Colour frontispiece with forty black-and-white figure illustrations throughout. 216 x 138mm, 336 pages.