Instructions by Aleister Crowley for His Own Magical Order
Author: Aleister Crowley,Israel Regardie
Pubpsher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In the original ten volumes of the Equinox, Alesiter Crowley succeeded in synthesizing the aim of religion and the method of science. Israel Regardie's selections in Gems of the Equinox make a volume that is invaluable to readers, students, and adepts. It includes material on Crowley's magical order, magical rituals, yoga, invocations, and sex magick, among many other topics. Gems from the Equinox is a unique resource that serves as a veritable textbook for the magickal orders AA and O.T.O. Although it is written for the advanced practitioner, beginners will gain much from its many pages of wisdom, including yoga postures and breathing techniques, ceremonial rituals and meditations, an Enochian magick primer, and The Book of the Law. In Gems from the Equinox, Israel Regardie's selections of Aleister Crowley's writings synthesize the aim of religion and the method of science, making it invaluable to readers, students, and adepts. Gems is a must have for every student of Occultism, Mysticism, Thelema, Magick, and comparative religion.
Dr. Israel Regarclie's brilliant and beautiful compilation of many of Crowtey's best magical writings from the rare and expensive eleven number Equinox. Regardie's original Introduction has been posthumously edited and updated for this new edition.
The discerning reader will notice a similarity in title between this comprehensive volume and the book known as "Gems from the Equinox". We feel this book is a superior product because, unlike Gems, this tome does not have 250pp of sarcastic reviews. In that other volume, editor Israel Regardie noted the difficulty of organizing the contents by subject matter, citing that some instructions included both Yoga and Magical references. We have tackled that problem by organizing the material by the grade in which it is to be worked. Thoughtful consideration has led us to move a very few of these instructions in an effort to make the whole system easier to comprehend.Here is a partial list of items in Diamonds, that are not in Gems: The Praemonstrance of the A.'.A.'., The Curriculum of the A.'.A.'., Students Reading List, Liber E Supplementary Instruction in Asana, Postcards to Probationers, X-Rays on Ex-Probationers, The Treasure House of Images, A Description of the Cards of the Tarot, Liber Gaias, The Earth, Liber Viarum Viae, The Dangers of Mysticism, The Training of the Mind, A Note on Genesis, Science and Buddhism, The Soldier and the Hunchback, The High History of Good Sir Palamedes, The Chymical Jousting of Brother Perardua, Aha!, Across the Gulf, Adonis, Two Fragments of Ritual, The Wake World, The Ritual Proper for the Invocation of the Augoeides, Thien Tao, The Evocation of Batzibel, The Ship, The Three Worms and The Rites of Eleusis.
The Equinox, in print from 1909–1919, was a magical journal published by Aleister Crowley and included Crowley’s own A...A... laws, rituals and rites, reviews, and magical works by other important practitioners. Published as ten volumes, much of the material remains out of print today. Now, for the first time since Israel Regardie’s selections Gems from the Equinox (1974) renowned scholar and U.S. Deputy Grandmaster General of the O.T.O. Lon Milo DuQuette presents readers with his own selections from this classic publication, The Best of the Equinox. Volume III of the series presents perhaps the most titillating of esoteric subjects, Sex Magick. Once he grasped the fundamentals of sexual magick, Aleister Crowley understood it to be the key that unlocks the secrets of the universe. He dedicated the entire second half of his life to exploring its mysteries. This volume presents the bulk of Crowley’s written works on the subject and includes The Gnostic Mass, Energized Enthusiasm, Liber A’ash, Liber Chath, and Liber Stellae Rubeae
Aleister Crowley, born in Victorian England to a life of financial privilege and religious bigotry, rebelled against his upbringing. He was an uninhibited explorer of global spiritual traditions combining ritual magic with spiritual ecstasy. This text provides an account of his life.
Shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, Aleister Crowley is one of the 20th century’s most revered occult figures. With The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, readers are given a careful, comprehensive overview of Crowley’s life from poet to practicing magician as well as his life’s work, including the basic principles and rituals of his magical practices. Set aside your preconceptions and dismiss the rumors. Crowley was certainly a complex, controversial, and colorful man, but the truth is far more interesting than the legend.
This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.