The Hermetic Qabalah is a fluid, living spiritual system that finds new exegesis in Liber AL vel Legis; the central and most important document of Thelemic Doctrine. And it's in the Greek Qabalah that we find the initial starting point for all of Western culture and philosophy, art and science. From Pythagorus and Plato of the Greek and Egyptian mystery schools to the Gnostics who appeared shortly thereafter, the reverberations of the totality of the efforts of these ancient people still lies at the heart of modern society. The Greek Qabalah then becomes for us, the backbone of Western spirituality; so succinctly captured in this seminal work that lays out the very ontology of what is quickly becoming the cornerstone of a post-industrial and post-fundamentalist mythos. And it sets up for us, a very contemporary spiritual system.
The first of a four-volume set; covering the theoretical aspects of the Holy Qabalah from a Thelemic perspective. This follows the author's work on the Greek Qabalah; fully developing the Thelemic Gnosis. Upcoming volumes will cover the Practical Qabalah, Doctrinal Qabalah and finally, the English Qabalah. When all is said and done, the English language will be demonstrated to have created a complete Qabalah in the way that both the Hebrew and Greek languages once did. And further, as the international language today, its importance will be fully demonstrated, as will the philosophical system called Thelema.
Aleister Crowley's ascension into the pantheon of alternative gurus was cemented by his appearance on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Unfortunately, he was known more for his reputation as "The Beast 666" and "The Wickedest Man in the World." All well and good for publicity, but this infamy eclipsed his teachings, as did his technical and opaque writing style, meant more for adepts contemporary to him than the average modern reader. Enter Lon Milo DuQuette to decipher and explain Crowley's texts and more important rituals. Formerly titled The Magick of Thelema, this revised edition features extensive corrections, a new introduction, and a new ritual, "The Rites of Eleusis." This is the perfect introductory text for readers who wonder what the works--rather than the myth--of Aleister Crowley are all about. DuQuette takes the mystery out of both the rituals themselves and Crowley's writing in this modern grimoire. Step by step, he presents a course of study in plain English, with examples of rituals and explanations of their significance. DuQuette also includes a course of study for Crowley's original works with an extensive bibliography and fastidious footnotes.
Second Edition (Crown Quarto, 152 pages, fully illustrated). "The Ending of the Words" examines the thought and philosophy of the English magician Aleister Crowley through the lens of practical research. With an in-depth presentation of the source Tradition, the book introduces Thelema, the Law of the New Aeon declared by Crowley, to a modern readership. Includes a comprehensive glossary of Egyptian, Qabalistic and Thelemic terminology essential to the study of "The Book of the Law".
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.
While it began as a mystical interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, today Qabalah is much more. As John Bonner writes in his introduction, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or rather a theosophy, that sets out to answer a series of vital questions regarding the nature of God, His creation, and the place of man in His divine plan." It is a living, growing system of personal development. In addition, much of contemporary Western magick is founded on the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which based its ritual and teachings firmly in Qabalah. This scholarly introduction explores the mysteries of Qabalah through the symbolism of the Tree of Life and its four distinct elements: the three Pillars of Manifestation, the ten Holy Sephiroth, the Paths that run to and from the Sephiroth, and the Veils. For each Sephirah, Bonner provides detailed information on magical, astrological, and tarot correspondences - as well as how different religious traditions relate to the concepts contained in each.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Thelema is a philosophy or religion based on the dictum, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ... Love is the law, love under will, as presented in Aleister Crowley's Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law). The word is the English transliteration of the Koine Greek noun ??????: will, from the verb ????: to will, wish, purpose. Crowley developed the belief system of Thelema following a strange series of experiences in 1904. He claimed to have arrived at the central credo of his religion primarily via a non-corporeal being, Aiwass, which dictated The Book of the Law to him during this time, although he acknowledged that earlier writers had influenced his system. This book contains both the phrase Do what thou wilt and the word Thelema in Greek, which Crowley took for the name of the philosophical, mystical and religious system which he subsequently developed. This system includes ideas from occultism, Yoga, and both Eastern and Western mysticism (especially the Qabalah). The Book of the Law formed part of the official syllabus of the A?A?, a magical order led by Crowley.
A unique and humorous -- and also practical -- approach to the increasingly popular study of Qabalah. This is a seriously funny book! Traditional Qabalistic (or Cabalistic, or, indeed, Kabbalistic -- read this book to find out what the difference is...we know you've always wondered) sources tend to be a bit, er, dry. DuQuette spices up the Qabalah and makes it come alive, restoring the joy of learning the fundamentals of this admittedly arcane system by using simple, amusing anecdotes and metaphors. This account, written psuedepigraphically (fictitiously attributed to a supposed authority), allows DuQuette as Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford to soar to outrageous heights and, when necessary, stand apart from the silliness to highlight the golden eggs of Qabalistic wisdom nested therein. Sure to be a revelation to those who think that learning about the Qabalah needs to be tedious and serious, DuQuette shows that great truths can be transmitted through the medium of laughter.
In this companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, now available in paperback, author J. Daniel Gunther provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child—the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, and the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, explaining how the revelations of Thelema apply to the individual. The Angel & The Abyss is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of this advanced stage of the Spiritual quest. More knowledgeable students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmations of their direct experience. The book offers copious illustrations including some in full color and numerous diagrams. It features detailed references that encompass ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Greek philosophy, alchemy, hermetic qabalah, and tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung, Eric Neumann and Aleister Crowley.
In 1909, Crowley received and wrote down his visions in the Sahara. The core of this book is a record of his visions of the 30 Aethyres of the Enochian Magick developed by John Dee and Edward Kelley. It includes Crowley's own diagrams and the original typescript of the Commentaries.
A roadmap to the electronic highway features thousands of listings to the hottest spots on the Internet and commercial services, including CompuServe, America Online, Prodigy, and hundreds of bulletin boards. Original. (All Users)
The grand sweep of Greek magic, philosophy and religion from the archaic period of Homer's Iliad up to the present. This book begins with the magic and mythology of classical Athens; gives detailed considerations of Gnosticism, early Christianity and Neoplatonism; explains the manifestations of Greek thought in the Renaissance; and explores the Greek elements of the magic of the Golden Dawn, Aleister Crowley and others.
Presented in a portable, two-volume format, this reprint of "The Equinox", Vol. 1 Nos. 1-10 is complete and unabridged, with the original color plates. Excellent for gaining insight into Aleister Crowley and the A.: .A.: . -- one of the more (in)famous esoteric orders of the 20th century -- and a valuable aid for the student of Magick wishing to penetrate beyond the medieval balderdash.
Belief Beyond Boundaries explores 'religions' or forms of spirituality that tend to be marginal to the mainstream of British and North American religious expression. The book examines how alternative spiritualities traditionally classed as 'New Age' or new religious movements have grown exponentially in recent years. It progresses to detailed examination of Paganism, Celtic spirituality, Wicca, witchcraft, North American indigenous religion and New Age, considering the impact of the rise of science on religion and the emergence of new categories of spirituality. The authors explore why these forms of spirituality are so popular in the contemporary UK and USA, and how they impact on mainstream traditions. The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are: o From Sacred Text to Internet o Religion and Social Transformations o Perspectives on Civil Religion o Global Religious Movements in Regional Context o Belief Beyond Boundaries o Religion Today: A Reader
Do the numbers suffusing the day of September 11th have occult significance? Why are the numbers 11, 77, 93, and 175 extremely significant in understanding the event? How did Aleister Crowley influence the events of 9/11, considering the fact that he died in 1947? How did Aleister Crowley inspire the doctrines of the New World Order? The answers to these questions is contained in the riveting book Prophet of Evil: Aleister Crowley, 9/11 and the New World Order.
In numerology, numbers are assigned to your birth name. The Truth About Numerology shows you how to work with your numbers so you can: ·Shed light on your unique attributes and tendencies ·Find out how others may perceive you—and why they see you that way ·Detect hidden motivations ·Discover your lucky and unlucky days ·Uncover talents you never knew you had ·Learn the motives behind the actions of friends and family