Collected works of Aleister Crowley

Front Cover
Yogi Publication Society, 1974 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 282 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

ORACLES O R ACLESContinued
4
AN ADULTERYContinued
58
Introduction iiy the Editor
61
THE ARGONAUTS
86
AHAB AND OTHER POEMS
121
THE GODEATER
130
THE SWORD OF SONG
140
Pentecost
185
4
198
AMBROSII MAGI HORTUS
212
THE THREE CHARACTERISTICS
225
XII
231
SCIENCE AND BUDDHISM
237
The Relative Reality
250
Conclusion
260
Copyright

Other editions - View all

About the author (1974)

Aleister Crowley was born October 12, 1875, in Leamington Spa, England. His parents belonged to the Plymouth Brethren, a strict fundamentalist Christian sect, so he was raised with a thorough knowledge of the Bible. He attended Trinity College at Cambridge University, but left before completing his degree. After leaving the college, Crowley met George Cecil Jones, a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult society which taught magic, qabalah, alchemy, tarot, and astrology. He was initiated into the society in 1898 and his knowledge of the occult grew rapidly, but the group disbanded in 1900. Crowley then traveled extensively in the East, studying yoga. In 1903, Crowley married Rose Kelly, who began entering trance states and sending him messages from Horus, an Egyptian god. These messages formed the first three chapters of The Book of the Law, which introduced Crowley's main concept of Thelema, or "will" in Greek. He also wrote The Book of Thoth, which is his study of the Tarot, and 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings, which is a summary of his symbol system. Crowley died on December 1, 1947, in Hastings, England.

Bibliographic information