Pat Zalewski was born in Brisbane on 21st of May 1948. His first interest in esoteric studies came from yoga and karate which he studied in Brisbane in his early teens. In 1970 he left to settle in New Zealand and started studying the Golden Dawn in 1978 when he bought a copy of Regardie s book on Golden Dawn rituals. By 1980, while enquiring about a New Zealand Golden Dawn temple in Havelock North, through some local masons, he was contacted by former Whare ra Hierophant, Jack Taylor and invited to study under him and was assisted by a small group of ex Whare ra members. After a brief exchange of letters with Israel Regardie in 1982, the two met in Wellington, New Zealand in August of 1983. Zalewski wrote a number of books on the Golden Dawn which he lectured and did ritual workshops in 1988 and 1992 in both Los Angeles and Seattle. In 1999 he returned to Australia and settled in Australia s tropical north. During this time he was inducted in the New Zealand Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2000 for a life time achievement award. In 2002 he was also inducted into in to the Australian Martial arts Hall of Fame as Martial arts Historian of the year jointly with the World Karate Union Hall of Fame along with a promotion to 6th degree Black Belt New Zealand Sokeship Council. He was awarded a degree in history with Honours and a Masters of Philosophy in History from James Cook University. To date he has published 11 books on the Golden Dawn and number of academic articles on Australian historical studies.
The publishing of secret inner order rituals was a difficult decision, courageously made by Regardie and Zalewski; and carried out, of course, by Christopher S. Hyatt and New Falcon Publications. This book is a must have for every Golden Dawn student. -- Dr. William S. Hyatt "--Occult News"