A Tribute to Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D. Edited with a Foreword by Shelley Marmor To say Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D. will not ever have mass appeal is an understatement. If anything, the masses detest him en masse. And rightfully so. His radical approach to self-transformation doesn’t come sugarcoated or gift wrapped. Rather, Dr. Hyatt exposes every hypocrisy and forces his readers to face themselves as they are—not as they wish to be.
In the world of Dr. Hyatt we formulate our ideas of ourselves and the world around us based on accumulated lies (aka “traditions”) taught to us since childhood. As a result, each person comes to believe in a fictitious “I” solely based on the liars in our lives regurgitating their lies onto us.
“We are all handicapped by our traditions and conclusions,” according to Dr. Hyatt. Heroically, and luckily for many of us, he does offer a way out. Though he passed away in 2008, his take-no-prisoners approach to self-actualization lives on. The articles contained in this book—some selected by Dr. Hyatt himself—are written by authors who carry the torch of the Doctor’s great work, including Chic and Tabatha Cicero, Peter Conte, Jack S. Willis, Daniel Pineda, Nicole Laliberte, and Dr. Hyatt’s son.
Some of the articles are written by his friends and colleagues: Israel Regardie, James Wasserman, Lon Milo DuQuette, David Cherubim, S. Jason Black, Robert Brazil, Wayne Saalman, Robert Anton Wilson and Timothy Leary.
This book is a treasure trove of sanity wrapped in the garment of madness. Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D. was the founder of New Falcon Publications and the Israel Regardie Foundation. He was also one of the founders of the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn. He was trained in both psycho-physiology and clinical psychology, and he practiced as a Psychotherapist for many years. He published many articles in peer-reviewed, professional journals. Today he is known as the world-famous author of a wide variety of books on Psychology, Sex, Tantra, Tarot, Self-transformation and Western Magic. Dr. Hyatt passed away on February 9, 2008.