Magick: Liber Aba

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Weiser Books, 1997 M01 1 - 844 pages
This profusely illustrated new 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 dozen of passages omitted from the first editions.'Magick' is the fundamental textbool of modern magick in the New Eon. Ita also has invalualble teachings for studentes 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 mysticalrevelation, 'Magick' then explores the theory and practice of mysticism and magick in the light of modern scientific thought.
 

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A classic foundational text that no thelemite should be without.

Contents

Abbreviations and Editorial Conventions
xxi
Figure A The Tree of Life showing Crowleys
xxx
Figure B Rose Edith Crowley
xxxvii
Figure E Leila Waddell
xlvii
Figure F Mary Desti and her son Preston Sturges circa 1905 1
lxiii
Preliminary Remarks
7
Asana
15
A Good Position for Meditation
17
The Formula of Tetragrammaton
153
The Formula of the Neophyte
166
Of Equilibrium
181
Of Silence and Secrecy and of the Barbarous Names of Evocation
187
Of the Gestures
195
Of Our Lady Babalon and of The Beast whereon She Rideth
201
Of the Banishings and of the Purifications
211
Parti Of the Oath
226

Yama and Niyama
22
Control of the Mind and the Power
25
Phyāna
30
Samādhi
37
MAGICK ELEMENTARY THEORY
45
The Circle
50
The Circle
51
The New Jerusalem
56
The Scourge the Dagger and the Chain
58
The Cup
73
The Cakras
76
An Interlude
80
The Sword
86
The Pantacle
95
The Sigillum Dei Emeth
97
The Lamp
102
The Bell
109
MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
117
The Magical Theory of the Universe
137
The Principles of Ritual
144
Parti Of the Charge to the Spirit with Some Account of
234
Of Clairvoyance and of the Body of Light its Powers and
241
Of Dramatic Rituals
265
Of Black Magic
275
The Summons
291
AL Liber Legis The Book of the Law sub figura XXXI
319
The Comment
386
The Arising of The Beast 666 92
405
Summary of the Case
444
One Star in Sight
486
Notes for an Astral Atlas
499
Liber Samekh
513
A Few Principal Rituals
566
A Feuw of the Principal Instructions Authorized by the A A
598
Supplemental Papers
678
On the Reception ofThe Book of the Law
693
Glossary
709
Editors Notes
715
Selected References
791
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Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was the most widely read author in 20th-century occultism. He single-handedly redefined magic as a field of inquiry and endeavor through his books and the order that he led--the A.A. and the O.T.O. He is the author several books including The Book of the Law, 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings, and The Book of Thoth.

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