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He began to study the occult as a teenager and in made contact with the Heremetic Brotherhood of Luxor, a small occult order headquartered in Denver , Colorado.
The Hermetic Brotherhood was the outward expression of the Brotherhood of Light, a mystical order of enlightened beings believed by occultists to guide the destiny of humankind. The Brotherhood of Light was believed to have been founded in ancient Egypt and to have continued to the present under the leadership of a group of teachers not presently incarnated on the physical plane.
The group is popularly known by many as the Great White Brotherhood. In Benjamine directly contacted what he believed to be the Brotherhood of Light in response to his prayer for direction in his life. The members of the brotherhood assured him that he had an important task ahead of him.
He declined, but the next year he accepted an assignment to prepare a series of lessons on the 21 branches of occult science. After five years of intense study, he felt ready to write. His work would take some 20 years to complete.
Meanwhile, the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was closed and Benjamine was left as an independent representative of the Brotherhood of Light. In he moved to Los Angeles and began holding classes. Only a small group gathered during the war years, but in he opened the brotherhood to the public and began his first public class on Armistice Day. As the lessons were completed, they were mimeographed and used as class texts. Eventually Benjamine would publish them under the pseudonym C. Zain, the name he used for all official brotherhood writings.
In the s Benjamine also emerged as a specialist in astrology, the area of occult science he enjoyed the most, and he became an important force in rebuilding astrology in the modern world. In Benjamine incorporated with Church of Light as a new esoteric expression of the Brotherhood of Light. He led the church until his death on November 18, , by which time membership had spread across the United States and into Canada , England , Mexico, Nigeria , and Liberia.
Sources: Benjamine, Elbert. Astrological Lore of All Ages. Chicago : Aries Press, Chicago: Aries Press, Stellar Dietetics. Zain, C. Brotherhood of Light Lessons. Los Angeles : Church of Light,
The Tarot of C. Zain, , the founder of The Church of Light. On this early stage the Church of Light used a set of black and white Tarot cards, where the majors and courts were taken from the Saint-Germain illustrations while the minors were original images. In , still according to Decker and Dummett, C.
Sitting in her kitchen at age In September, , he moved to Iowa, stopping first in Wapello county, to pass the winter there and look up a location for a permanent residence somewhere in this State; and during the following April he moved to Dallas county, where in time five of his children were born. Six of these are yet living. For fourteen years he made his home near the mill, which he operated, and then settled a mile south of Adel, where he continued to make his residence for ten years. In he came to the city, which is now his place of abode.
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In Albert Einstein published the theory of special relativity. Born on December 12, he received an Aquarian Age education. But while he was being schooled Elbert encountered astrology. This occurred in when he was fifteen years old and the book that set his soul on fire was The Light of Egypt by Thomas H Burgoyne. Burgoyne introduced him to the world of Hermetic astrology and the astrological teachings of the Brotherhood of the Light.