The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema

The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema

The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema

The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema


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The 30th Anniversary of the Classic Guide to Thelema, Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual System of Ritual Magick, with a New Introduction by the Author.

This is the perfect introductory text for readers who wonder what the works—rather than the myth—of Aleister Crowley are all about.

DuQuette begins by dispatching some of the myths that have surrounded Crowley’s life and legend. He then explores the practice of rituals themselves, unpacking Crowley’s often opaque writing and offering his own commentary. Step by step, and in plain English, he presents a course of study with examples of rituals and explanations of their significance. DuQuette also includes a survey of many of Crowley’s original works with an extensive bibliography and endnotes.

Formerly titled The Magick of Thelema, then released in a revised edition published in 2003, this Weiser Classics edition includes a new introduction by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578637881
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 12/01/2022
Series: Weiser Classics Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 388,735
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lon Milo DuQuette is a bestselling author and lecturer, whose books on Magick, Tarot, and the Western Mystery Traditions have been translated into ten languages. He is currently the US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis and is on the faculty of the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and the Maybe Logic Academy. Among his many books are My Life with the Spirits (Weiser 1999), Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (Weiser 2003), and Tarot of Ceremonial Magick (Weiser 1995).

He lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife Constance. Visit him on the web at:

Table of Contents

Foreword Jason Louv xi

Foreword Hymenaeus Beta xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxi

Chapter 0 Frequently Asked Questions About Aleister Crowley 1

Chapter 1 The Magick of Will 11

Chapter 2 The Evolution of Magical Formulae 13

Chapter 3 The Book of the Law 23

Liber Al vel Legis 27

Chapter 4 The Pentagram Rituals 53

The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram 59

The Greater Ritual of the Pentagram 71

Chapter 5 The Thelemic Rituals of the Pentagram 75

Liber XXV: The Star Ruby 85

Liber V vel Reguli 97

Chapter 6 The Hexagram Rituals 107

The Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram 113

Chapter 7 The Thelemic Ritual of the Hexagram 117

Liber XXXVI: The Star Sapphire 121

Chapter 8 Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel 125

Liber Samekh 133

Ceremony of the Invocation 159

Chapter 9 The Solar Rites 167

Liber Resh vet Helios 171

Liber XLIV: The Mass of the Phoenix 175

Chapter 10 Thelemic Mysticism 179

Liber NV 181

Liber HAD 189

Chapter 11 The Rites of Eleusis 197

Chapter 12 Thelemic Orders 221

Chapter 13 The Religion of Thelema 231

Liber XV: The Mass of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica 235

Notes 255

Bibliography 271

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