Initiation in the Aeon of the Child

The Inward Journey

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"Initiation in the Aeon of the Child is the first publication of some of the oral instructions of the modern A?A?, the teaching order co-founded by Aleister Crowley. Gunther writes with clarity, authority and persuasive earnestness about recondite and difficult subjects. He employs copious illustrations to clarify his exposition. This is one of those rare books that rises, in some passages, to the level of transmitted doctrinal insight. It is clearly deserving of a place in the curricula of both A?A? and O.T.O., and it deserves to be welcomed and studied carefully by Thelemites of all persuasions." -Hymenaeus Beta, Frater Superior, Ordo Templi Orientis
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Book Details

Pages

224 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

01/15/2014

ISBN

978-0-89254-209-3

Publisher

Nicolas-Hays, Inc

Authors

  • Author J. Daniel Gunther

    J. Daniel Gunther is a life-long student of esotericism, mythology, and religion. A longtime member of A;. A;., the teaching Order established by Aleister Crowley, he is considered one of the foremost authorities in the ?eld, and serves on the editorial board of The Equinox, and acts as a consultant and advisor for numerous occult publications.

This book’s primary focus is an understanding of the change to the formulas of Initiation brought about by the advent of the New Aeon–the Aeon of the Child–in 1904. It draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, the teachings of Aleister Crowley, and the doctrines of the Mystery traditions. It explains how the revelations unique to this stage of human evolution impact the work of the individual aspirant. Much of what is written here is revealed for the first time, with every attempt to do so in clear and precise language.
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"Initiation in the Aeon of the Child is the first publication of some of the oral instructions of the modern A?A?, the teaching order co-founded by Aleister Crowley. Gunther writes with clarity, authority and persuasive earnestness about recondite and difficult subjects. He employs copious illustrations to clarify his exposition. This is one of those rare books that rises, in some passages, to the level of transmitted doctrinal insight. It is clearly deserving of a place in the curricula of both A?A? and O.T.O., and it deserves to be welcomed and studied carefully by Thelemites of all persuasions." -Hymenaeus Beta, Frater Superior, Ordo Templi Orientis "J. Daniel Gunther provides a beautifully crafted description of the modern path of Initiation--the means by which Man becomes God. In my opinion, this is the most important original work to be published since the death of Aleister Crowley." -James Wasserman, author of In the Center of the Fire