Feb 13, 2008

RIP Dr Hyatt

I don't technically have permission to post this, but I read it from someone who did, so I assume tacit consent of some sort.



Alan Ronald Miller, Ph.D., IX° O.T.O. (1943-2008 e.v.)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Brother Alan Miller IX° passed away on February 9, at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Linda and son Michael in attendance. He had been bravely waging a long struggle with cancer, but suffered several strokes in his last week.

Bro. Alan was born in Chicago on July 12, 1943, the son of a Chicago police lieutenant. After early studies at the University of Toronto he took a B.A. and M.A. (Psychology) at California State University in Los Angeles, followed by an advanced M.Ed. from University of Southern California, a Ph.D. (Psychology) from Western University, and a second Ph.D. (Leadership and Human Behavior) from United States International University (now Alliant University). He made significant contibutions to the academic psychological literature, particuarly in the fields of psychological testing and the perception of beauty; many of his innovations are still in daily use around the world.

He studied Reichian analysis with Dr. Israel Regardie, and applied his considerable business acumen to helping Dr. Regardie so arrange his affairs that he enjoyed a comfortable retirement. He had a long a distinguished private psychology practice, a varied entrepreneurial career as a businessman including many years as a successful computer industry executive, and founded Falcon Press -- now New Falcon Publications -- with his lifelong friend and business partner Nicholas Tharcher. He was the author and coauthor of several dozen books under the name Christopher Hyatt, Ph.D., including the very popular "Undoing Yourself," and in recent years had produced a series of educational DVDs, all available from New Falcon Publications. He was the chief executive of a not-for-profit religious organizations that carrried on Dr. Regardie's Golden Dawn tradition.

He had a great gift for empowering those around him -- challenging them to overcome their inhibitions and give expression to their inner potential; that paradigm is perhaps the best summation of his life's work.

He encouraged two notable O.T.O. authors, James Wassserman and Lon Milo DuQuette, to produce books, and helped them with their initial publications. His approach to helping others realize their potential, while rooted in his psychoanalytic training, was of course fully consonant with Thelema. It is fair to say that Bro. Alan did more in his unique way to advance Thelema in public perception than most Thelemites in history; the Crowley books he put before the public number in the hundreds of thousands. At the urging of his teacher, Dr. Regardie, he was a great supporter of the O.T.O., which he soon joined and to which he lent incalculable support, both through his experienced and sound practical advice, and through substantial financial contributions. He was, for example, the single top donor to the Thoth Tarot Restoration Fund, devoting tens of thousands of dollars to make possible the preservation of the original paintings for future generations. Whenever the O.T.O. was in danger or need, Bro. Alan could be counted upon to lend his support. He was also generous with important archival information, donating Israel Regardie's very large archives to the O.T.O. Archives. Later, when O.T.O. determined that the Regardie's Golden Dawn papers might be better placed with a G.D. research organization, he approved their transfer; O.T.O. Archives retained Regardie's papers dealing with his work with Crowley and Thelema.

Alan was a controversial person -- intentionally so, as part of his personal Great Work was to shock people out of their complacency and habitual mindsets. He was deliberately provocative at times; for example, he labelled some of his best reasoned and most philosophically astute writings "Toxic Magick" -- a blind for the blind, as he explained to me, for what is in reality a sort of Thelemic utilitarianism. Personally, I've never known anyone like Bro. Alan, and do not expect his like again. His work will live on, and may he rest in peace.

Love is the law, love under will.

Hymenaeus Beta
Frater Superior, OTO


Another obituary to Dr Hyatt can be found here.

5 comments:

Leilah Publications LLC said...

Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 14:38:13 EDT
VOTE IN THE AREOPAGUS:
my say in the order, one meeting, the rest proxy to bb or jw. in
regards to the latest meeting they didnt even ask for my proxy ...... i
am a leper you know.......

RIGHTS FROM FALCON:
they bought them back a month ago, bb signed, price is confidental
.....

i gave the archives to oto, as a non profit so they would have a place
to live after my death, he traded them for some crowley material to a
gd group, and informed me after the event ......

regardies 9th was removed according to bb when crowley and fir had
their fight ..... so "it would be wrong to give it back to him." even
after his death...

now, to be clear, bb has not thrown me out of the oto, i think he is
scared, simple as that, i wish he would, it would make a nice chapter
in one of my books.......

under no conditions do i trust him any longer, too many lies, delays,
deceit, particularly when i brought him out on my money from europe to
meet with all the 9ths, i gave him the money some 1500.00 for this
trip, not the oto, so i didnt claim it as a deduction......

I gave this man my loyalty and complete support and in his disgusting
fashion flung me into his pile of used toys. this man makes decisions
as if were god and expects everyone to find his "logic" and his notion
of "fairness" without blemish ..... i was a fool.

you may publish this, "dr hyatt says he was a fool for supporting the
oto and bb with his heart, money, love and time ....... i have been
foolish in my life, but this, is on the top of my personal stupidity
list."

Leilah Publications LLC said...

Source: United States Ecclesiastical Society & Seminary

We are gracious to the U.S.E.S.S. for their assistance.



Alan Ronald Miller was born in Chicago, IL to Police Lieutenant Leonard Miller and Bertha Freidman. At 17 he left High School, and joined the U.S. Navy. Later he obtained his GED during his military service, and upon separation from the navy, embarked upon his long and impressive academic journey. His academic career began at Los Angeles City College. After abbreviated studies at the University of Toronto {Canada} He obtained a BA degree and MA degree in Psychology from California State University, in Los Angeles; an Advanced M.Ed. from The University of Southern California, a Ph.D. in Psychology at Western University as well as another Ph.D. in Human Behavior from United States International University {now Alliant University}. His specialty was in experimental and clinical psychology, and he contributed innovative methodology in psychological testing and aesthetics. His techniques are still in use within various circles of psychology. Alan was an accomplished, and sea worthy sailor, who once embarked upon a journey to sail around the world. He founded and led the 1st AIDS SAILATHON, which raised money for AIDS research by sailing from Long Beach, CA to Honolulu, HI in 1993. He was best known as an accomplished writer; writing under the pen name Christopher Hyatt, Ph.D. He authored numerous books, including the acclaimed "Undoing Yourself."



His interest in the occult began in his early twenties. His desire to further pursue his studies in magick resulted in meeting Israel Regardie in the 1970s. He introduced Alan to Reichian analysis. Regardie further instructed Alan in the magical system of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Dr. Hyatt's professional success and accomplishments allowed Dr. Regardie to retire and direct his focus to a renewal of the Golden Dawn system. Dr. Hyatt's tireless efforts to conserve the legacy of Dr. Israel Regardie and the Golden Dawn teachings led to the establishment of extended Golden Dawn lineages. He was the chief executive officer of the not-for-profit Israel Regardie Foundation {of which the Dr. Israel Regardie & Dr. Christopher S. Hyatt Foundation is a successor} that carried on Dr. Regardie's Golden Dawn tradition. Frater Hyatt's research and writing on the "occult" and "magic" led to the formation of esoteric organizations like the Golden Dawn Research Center, the United States Ecclesiastical Society & Seminary, the Hermetic Temple & Society of the Golden Dawn, the O.A.I. and its continuance.


Dr. Hyatt founded Falcon Press with a small team of colleagues around 1980 to publish "rebellious material" about metaphysics including works from Dr. Robert Anton Wilson and Timothy Leary. Dr. Hyatt exhibited brilliance in his provocative works and interactions with his colleagues and friends. He was a collector of fine art, including Nazi memorabilia, encouraging others to enjoy the synchronicity of beauty, power, and art. His dystopian philosophy was deliberately controversial, he labeled his "psycho-technology" "Radical Undoing," and "Toxick Magic." Dr. Hyatt's professional advisement and friendship reached across barriers of mind and body, often antagonizing his students and adversaries with the Zen-like precision of a Chess master. There will never be another like the 'Mad Doctor.'

Leilah Publications LLC said...

Source: United States Ecclesiastical Society & Seminary

Alan Ronald Miller was born in Chicago, IL to Police Lieutenant Leonard Miller and Bertha Freidman. At 17 he left High School, and joined the U.S. Navy. Later he obtained his GED during his military service, and upon separation from the navy, embarked upon his long and impressive academic journey. His academic career began at Los Angeles City College. After abbreviated studies at the University of Toronto {Canada} He obtained a BA degree and MA degree in Psychology from California State University, in Los Angeles; an Advanced M.Ed. from The University of Southern California, a Ph.D. in Psychology at Western University as well as another Ph.D. in Human Behavior from United States International University {now Alliant University}. His specialty was in experimental and clinical psychology, and he contributed innovative methodology in psychological testing and aesthetics. His techniques are still in use within various circles of psychology. Alan was an accomplished, and sea worthy sailor, who once embarked upon a journey to sail around the world. He founded and led the 1st AIDS SAILATHON, which raised money for AIDS research by sailing from Long Beach, CA to Honolulu, HI in 1993. He was best known as an accomplished writer; writing under the pen name Christopher Hyatt, Ph.D. He authored numerous books, including the acclaimed "Undoing Yourself."

His interest in the occult began in his early twenties. His desire to further pursue his studies in magick resulted in meeting Israel Regardie in the 1970s. He introduced Alan to Reichian analysis. Regardie further instructed Alan in the magical system of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Dr. Hyatt's professional success and accomplishments allowed Dr. Regardie to retire and direct his focus to a renewal of the Golden Dawn system. Dr. Hyatt's tireless efforts to conserve the legacy of Dr. Israel Regardie and the Golden Dawn teachings led to the establishment of extended Golden Dawn lineages. He was the chief executive officer of the not-for-profit Israel Regardie Foundation {of which the Dr. Israel Regardie & Dr. Christopher S. Hyatt Foundation is a successor} that carried on Dr. Regardie's Golden Dawn tradition. Frater Hyatt's research and writing on the "occult" and "magic" led to the formation of esoteric organizations like the Golden Dawn Research Center, the United States Ecclesiastical Society & Seminary, the Hermetic Temple & Society of the Golden Dawn, the O.A.I. and its continuance.

Dr. Hyatt founded Falcon Press with a small team of colleagues around 1980 to publish "rebellious material" about metaphysics including works from Dr. Robert Anton Wilson and Timothy Leary. Dr. Hyatt exhibited brilliance in his provocative works and interactions with his colleagues and friends. He was a collector of fine art, including Nazi memorabilia, encouraging others to enjoy the synchronicity of beauty, power, and art. His dystopian philosophy was deliberately controversial, he labeled his "psycho-technology" "Radical Undoing," and "Toxick Magic." Dr. Hyatt's professional advisement and friendship reached across barriers of mind and body, often antagonizing his students and adversaries with the Zen-like precision of a Chess master. There will never be another like the 'Mad Doctor.'

Anonymous said...

Joseph Matheny interviews Nick Tharcher and Linda Miller of Original Falcon Press (http://www.originalfalcon)

on The GSpot:

Direct link to the interview: http://www.alterati.com/gspot/gspot_falcon.mp3

GSpot: http://www.alterati.com/blog/?p=2236


Topics include:

1. The difference between Original Falcon Press (Owned by Nick Tharcher and Linda Miller) versus New Falcon Publications (Owned by Michael Miller).
2. Doctor Christopher S. Hyatt and events surrounding his death with cancer.
3. What is the USESS (United States Ecclesiastical Society and Seminary) and who owns it?

Cain said...

Thank you for that Anonymous. I am actually signed up with Alterati and so was informed of the podcast by email, but I do appreciate you taking the time to let me know about it, regardless.