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The Magick of Aleister Crowley
A Handbook of Rituals of Thelema
Lon Milo DuQuette
ISBN: 9781578632992
Revised Edition
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$21.95
6 x 9
304 pages
November 15, 2003


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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. The Magick of Aleister Crowley is a clear introduction to the works of Crowley by a modern master of the occult and one of the wittiest writers in the field. 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.

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.

Lon Milo DuQuette is a bestselling author and lecturer on such topics as Magick, Tarot, and the Western Mystery Traditions have been translated into ten languages. He is currently US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orentis and is on the faculty of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck, NY and the Maybe Logic Academy. Among his many books, he is the author of My Life with the Spirits (Weiser 1999), Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot (Weiser 2003), and Tarot of Ceremonial Magick (Weiser 1995). He lives in Costa Mesa, CA with his wife Constance. Photo credit: Paul Soso
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