Chic Cicero's Biography (Books)
Charles 'Chic' Cicero (born 1936) is well-known author in the esoteric community. He was born in Buffalo, New York.He has been a practicing ceremonial magician for the past forty years.
An early love of music, particularly of the saxophone, resulted in Chic's many years of experience as a lead musician in several jazz, blues and rock ensembles, working with many famous performers in the music industry.
Cicero's interest in Freemasonry and the Western mystery tradition resulted in research articles on Rosicrucianism and the Knights Templar, printed in such publications as Ars Quatuor Coronatorum and the 1996-2000 Transactions of the Metropolitan College of the SRIA.
Chic is a member of several Masonic, Martinist, and Rosicrucian organizations. He was also a close personal friend and confidant of Dr. Israel Regardie. Having established a Golden Dawn temple in 1977, Chic was one of the key people who helped Regardie to resurrect a legitimate, initiatory branch of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the United States in the early 1980s. He met his wife and co-author, Sandra Tabatha Cicero, shortly thereafter.
Chic is an extremely active member of his Local York Rite and Grand York Rite Masonic Bodies, serving as both a Local and Grand Line Officer.
Both Chic and Tabatha are Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Chic is the G.H. Imperator, is an international Order with Temples in several countries.
The Ciceros have written numerous books on the Golden Dawn, Tarot, and Magic.
The Ciceros also create custom-made hand-crafted Golden Dawn implements based on their original designs from the book "Secrets of a Golden Dawn Temple." These can be seen at www.goldendawnshop.com.
- The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (1991). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 0-87542-139-3
- Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (1995). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-136-8
- Experiencing the Kabbalah. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (1997). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-138-4
- The Magical Pantheons. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (1998). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-861-3
- Creating Magical Tools. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (1999). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-142-2
- Ritual Use of Magical Tools. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (2000). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-143-0
- The Golden Dawn Magical Tarot. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (2001). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-125-2
- The Essential Golden Dawn: An Introduction to High Magic. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (2003). St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 0-7387-0310-9
- Secrets of a Golden Dawn Temple. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (2004). Great Britain: Thoth, ISBN 1-870450-64-7
- Tarot Talismans. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (2006). Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 978-0-7387-0871-3
- Basics of Magic: The Best of the Golden Dawn Journal: Book I: Divination. Cicero, Chic and Tabatha (2007). Elfers, FL: H.O.G.D. Books, ISBN 978-0-9795177-0-9
- The Golden Dawn Journal Series
- The Golden Dawn Enochian Skrying Tarot(co-authored with Bill & Judi Genaw)
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