The Rising Star was originally founded and published by Mildred Schuler in Wichita Kansas in 1938. Mildred was a commercial artist and had access to a mimeograph machine in her office. She obtained one and printed a 4 page 8 1/2×11-newsetter called The Rising Star, which she tied together with a ribbon on one side and distributed to students of the Hermetic Religion of the Stars with whom she corresponded. This newsletter was so popular that it got the OK from Elbert Benjamine and Mildred, along with her brother, began to publish this for the students. It was to be a Student publication that would provide the opportunity for all who wished to write on the subjects in the Hermetic Philosophy as written by C.C. Zain (Elbert Benjamine). Mildred published this magazine for almost 50 years and passed to the next plane of life at 108 years of age.
We are taking up this work and will continue to carry on this tradition of publishing Student articles and any others of the same nature. They should be expansions on the Teachings of the Hermetic writings of Benjamine along with new information to update or revise these teachings. We have a very clear policy that assures the highest quality of all articles in this new version of the Rising Star. Old articles from the Star will be published from time to time in this 21st century version of the Star. The New Rising Star is an Internet electronic magazine published on the Light of Egypt website only. We hope to keep the same high standards of the old magazine published by Mildred. All articles can be freely copied and distributed to anyone. We encourage this practice for discussion and debate of the ideas.