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Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 302pp. Trade Paperback. Anyone wanting a personal perspective on what an Initiate is about should read this series of books. This volume continues from the previous 1 (The Initiate ) and is proceeded by The Initiate in the New Cycle. A fascinating story about the process dealing with rigid and outdated dogmas relating to how society should behave, and intriguing ways of educating people about how they should evolve. Cyril Meir Scott (1879 ¿ 1970) was an English composer, writer, and poet. He belonged to the Frankfurt Group, a circle of composers who studied at the Hoch Conservatory in the late 1890s. His first symphony was performed (through the good offices of his friend Stefan George, the great German poet) when he was only twenty years old. In 1902 he met the pianist Evelyn Suart, with whom he had a long artistic association. She championed his music, premiering many of his works, and introducing him to his publisher, Elkin, with whom he remained for the rest of his life. Evelyn Suart was also a Christian Scientist, and it was through her that Scott became interested in metaphysics. Scott married Rose L. Allatini in May 1921. They had two children: Vivien Mary Scott (born 1923) and Desmond Cyril Scott (born 1926). He separated from Rose following World War II. In 1943, he met Marjorie Hartston, a clairvoyante, who remained his companion until his death, and persuaded him to go on composing, despite the indifference of the musical world to his work. His neglect after 1930 was due to a very narrow view in the English musical establishment of what sort of music a modern composer ought to be writing. Undeterred, he continued to compose up until the last three weeks of his life, dying at the age of 91. His many books and pamphlets on occultism and alternative medicine have always found readers. The first decade of the new millennium saw a revival of interest in his music, stimulated by a flood of recordings. In addition to his work as a composer and performer, Scott wrote poetry and prose. He was fascinated by the occult and health foods, and described his beliefs as a blend of science, philosophy, and religion. In a whole series of books and pamphlets, he urged the sick, even those with cancer, to trust to diet and alternative medicine and avoid trained medics and surgery. There is still interest in his ideas in certain circles, both in England and elsewhere. In 1920 Scott published the present work, his first, anonymously: The Initiate: Some Impressions of a Great Soul.
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