Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 1 pages, 8.77 × 6.23 × 1.12 in
Published: May 21, 1998
Publisher: Red Wheel
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0877289050
ISBN - 13: 9780877289050
From the Publisher
First Paper edition! This issue of "Commentaries On The Holy Books And Other Papers" is a companion volume to The Holy Books Of Thelema (The Equinox Volume Three Number Nine). With 24 color plates, it makes available for the first time practical details that will be of immense value to students of Thelema.
About the Author
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.
From Our Editors
Commentaries on the Holy Books and Other Papers is volume four, number one in The Equinox series. Aleister Crowley and Madame Blavatsky contribute essays centered around Master Therion’s commentary on The Book of the Heart Girt with a Serpent (Liber LXV). This volume is enhanced by colour reproductions of General J.F.C. Fuller’s paintings and Crowley’s illuminated manuscript for the text Ritual for the Neophyte, Liber 671 vel Pyramidos.