Martin Wagner (image from Hilaritas Press website).
Martin Wagner initiated the project that resulted in the new RAW book, Lion of Light, when he located Robert Anton Wilson's lost essay, "Do What Thou Wilt," in the Harvard University library; he emailed Jesse Walker and I about his find, and I posted about it here and told Rasa.
(To be clear, that discussion was initiated on Sept. 3 last year by Jesse Walker, who told Martin and I in an email that he'd found part of the "lost" essay at the Internet Archive. Martin replied that he knew about that, but added, "Meanwhile, the (only existing?) Do what thou wilt : an introduction to Aleister Crowley typescript incl. a letter to Herb Roseman arrived at the Harvard Library." We were talking about finding someone to physically go over to the Harvard library and look at the manuscript, and I wrote, "Or maybe I should tell Rasa, and he will contact Harvard on behalf of the RAW Trust, which would hold the rights?" Jesse replied, "It would be good to let Rasa know anyway -- and I'll bet they'd have the best chance of persuading Harvard to copy it for them." I then wrote to Rasa on Sept. 6 last year, sharing our discussion so far, and Rasa immediately got to work.)
But Martin had been on the trail of the work for years; when I asked for his account of finding it, he said, "Actually I found it three times."
Martin also helped with the production of the Lion of Light book by sending over a list of other RAW pieces that discuss Crowley.
I wrote to him asking to find out more about his discovery. Here is his account:
"Actually I found it three times, firstly in 2018 in a LAShTAL (a forum devoted to AC) thread from 2007, after RAW passed away:
I have been looking through boxes of Gordon Press oddities that I had recieved from Herb(the man behind the rebel press) for a copy of Mr. Wilson's piece he had written on Crowley and sent to Herb for possible printing it via the Gordon Press.
"I informed Rasa, Jesse and you, Jesse's reply:
That "Herb" would be Herb Roseman, who was slated to publish three Wilson books back around 1969/70 that did not materialize.
"But the LAShTAL user who posted this wasn't active anymore.
"A few years later I came across it on the website of Weiser Antiquarian Books, a bookshop for rare, secondhand, and out-of-print books on comparative religion, mysticism, and the occult, which I checked from time to time:
"Last year I searched for the title and found it via Google on worldcat: https://www.worldcat.org/de/title/1250281680
"Later that year, I was asked if I had more Crowley material and sent a list of essays and digitized book forwewords & intros which were used in Lion of Light." The email was sent to Mike Gathers, Michael Johnson, Oz Fritz, Rasa and others.
And see my 2018 post on "Missing RAW books," which mentions five books, including Starseed Signals. Hilaritas has done a good job in dealing with this.