Q.B.L.

Being A Qabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life

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Book Details

Pages

176 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

04/25/2005

ISBN

978-1-57863-331-9

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Frater Achad

    Charles Stansfield Jones, also known as Frater Achad, was at one time designated to be Aleister Crowley's magical heir when Achad's magical advancement coincided with Crowley's search for a successor. A student of Crowley's Thelemic mystery schools, Jones discovered the "key" to The Book of the Law, sourcework of Thelemic magick. His magical attainment remains both an inspiration and warning as some saw him as an Adept, beyond their understanding, while others thought him mad, or stuck in the Abyss. He is the author of many other books and articles.

  • Introduction by Lon Milo DuQuette

Q.B.L. is a masterpiece of Qabalah and controversy. Its importance to the world of modern occult literature can be measured not only by its value as a remarkable, understandable textbook of the fundamental principles of Qabalah, but also by the way it offers us a rare glimpse into the heart and mind of a brilliant and sincere seeker of wisdom and truth. Q.B.L.

is a unique work in both Qabalah and Thelemic circles.

In the world of the Qabalah, Frater Achad revealed revolutionary new principles that caused students of the Qabalah to reexamine and thus deepen their knowledge of the Tree of Life. In Thelemic circles, Aleister Crowley named Frater Achad his magical heir and Achad was fully expected to lead the cause of Thelemic Magick after Crowley’s deathuntil publication of this book caused a rift between the two and Crowley began to distance himself from Achad. This is a rare and valuable book, both for its insight and circumstances. True understanding of the Qabalah and its benefit in magical practice is clearly described, and the information contained is both practical and revelatory. The circumstances surrounding it–Frater Achad’s falling out with Crowley and eventual descent into apparent insanity–prove a valuable lesson and warning for individual seekers and those associated with established mystery schools.

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