The Magick of Aleister Crowley

A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema

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"This is an eye-opener of a book. It is a nice guide to Aleister Crowley. Highly recommended reading." --Lee Prosser, Ghostvillage.com
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Book Details

Pages

304 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

11/01/2003

ISBN

978-1-57863-299-2

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Lon Milo DuQuette

    Lon Milo DuQuette is a bestselling author who lectures worldwide on such topics as magick, tarot, and the Western Mystery Traditions. He is currently the US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis and is on the faculty of the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y. and the Maybe Logic Academy. Visit him at londuquette.com.

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.
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"This is an eye-opener of a book. It is a nice guide to Aleister Crowley. Highly recommended reading." --Lee Prosser, Ghostvillage.com