Synopses & Reviews
This second-revised edition of Crowley's magnum opus features new, more legible typesetting, text corrections based on a previously unseen corrected proof, and the previously unpublished Liber Testis Testitudinis.The original Book of the Law was re-scanned for this edition, using the latest technology, for the clearest facsimile possible. Edited, annotated, and introduced by Frater Hymenaeus Beta, XI.
Now revised and corrected, Magick is an indispensable textbook for students of Thelemic Magick or general esotericism. Aleister Crowley brings mathematical theory, organized observation, and experimentally verified practice to bear on mysticism, yoga, theurgy, thaumaturgy, and all branches of magic.
Aleister Crowley's magnum opus, in which he systematically expounds on mystical and magical theories and techniques.
This profusely illustrated edition brings together the complete texts of all four parts of Liber ABA (Book 4) in one volume under the overall title Magick. This edition incorporates Crowley s own additions, corrections, and annotations, and restores dozens of passages omitted from the first editions.
Magick is the fundamental textbook of modern magick in the New Aeon. It also has invaluable teachings for students of Yoga and meditation. Crowley mastered the practices of Yoga during his studies in the East, and writes about them lucidly, without recourse to the imprecise language of mysticism.
Beginning with a discussion of the universal origin of world religions in mystical revelation, Magick then explores the theory and practice of mysticism and magick in the light of modern scientific thought. Crowley s own revelation, The Book of the Law, is then treated as a case study, with an autobiographical study of events leading to its reception.
Extensively cross-referenced and annotated, this edition features over 100 diagrams and photographs, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and detailed index. This second revised one-volume edition features revisions based on new typescripts for a more accurate text than all earlier editions, and it includes a revised AA curriculum, a new syllabus of the O.T.O. papers, and an important, previously-unpublished AA paper.
About the Author
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), who claimed to be the re-incarnation of Dr. John Dee among others, lived in England from 1875 through 1947. He is the author of several Weiser Books titles, including Book of Thoth, Diary of a Drug Fiend, Magick, Book of Lies, Book of the Law and 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings. He was a poet, mountaineer, secret agent, magus, libertine, and prophet - was dubbed by the tabloids "The Wickedest Man in the World."