The Book of the Law: (technically Called Liber Al Vel Legis Sub Figura CCXX as Delivered by XCIII
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." This oft-misunderstood phrase, which forms the basis for Crowley's practice of Magick, is found in The Book of the Law. Dictated to Crowley in Cairo between noon and 1:00p.m. on three successive days in April 1904, The Book of the Law is the source book and key for Crowley students and for the occult in general. The holy text that forms the basis of Crowley's belief system, Thelema, was transmitted to him by the entity known as Aiwass over the course of three fateful April days in 1904. With his wife Rose as the medium for what would become known as the Cairo Working, Crowley dutifully transcribed the communications on hotel stationery. This work contains the corrected text of the 1938 edition with a facsimile of the handwritten manuscript.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bfgar - LibraryThing
This is NOT a starting place for research into magic. Read THE GOLDEN DAWN. It's a better-written, better-researched book about Crowley and his work (as well as that of other member of the group). You'll learn a lot more, a lot more safely. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tarotica - LibraryThing
An interesting document, whether "inspired" or formulated and crafted, it has been very influential—though also seldom read and less understood, even by its amanuensis. "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"—but "What wilt thou do?" Read full review