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Guide to the Nelson H. White Papers
ARC Mss 25  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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 Collection includes some unpublished material.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

    None.

    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.

    Biography

    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.
    Magic.
    White, Nelson H.