Until you’ve consumed all of the best Aleister Crowley books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- The Book of the Law (2011)
- The Book of Lies (2012)
- 777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley: Including Gematria & Sepher Sephiroth (1986)
- The Three Magical Books of Solomon: The Greater and Lesser Keys & The Testament of Solomon (2017)
- The Book of the Law (Annotated) (2018)
- The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V (1974)
- Magick in Theory and Practice (2018)
- Book 4 (1980)
- The Writings of Aleister Crowley: The Book of Lies, The Book of the Law, Magick and Cocaine (2018)
- Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot: New Edition (2017)
- In Nomine Babalon: The Collected Class A Publications (2019)
The Book of the Law (2011)
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” This oftmisunderstood 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 Book of Lies (2012)
An admirable collection of Crowley’s aphorisms– Witty, subtle, and instructive paradoxes that challenge and exhilarate.
This edition includes Liber 777, Gematria (from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5), and Sepher Sephiroth (from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8).
For the first time, the three great magical works of King Solomon are together in one volume. The Greater and Lesser Keys give a practical guide to the operation of his magic. The testament gives a historical account of its use by Solomon himself. The Key of Solomon the King was originally researched and translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers from ancient manuscripts in the British museums.
The Book of the Law, the holy text that forms the basis of Thelema, was transmitted to Crowley by the entity known as Aiwass in Cairo, on three successive days during April 1904. Acting as a medium, Crowley recorded the communications on hotel notepads and later organized his automatic writing into a short, coherent document.
The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V (1974)
Now a classic in the field, used by students of the Golden Dawn as well as by those who want to understand Crowley’s tarot. This is the definitive study of the Egyptian tarot and is used as a key to all Western mystery disciplines. Color plates of eight cards.
2018 Facsimile of the 1929 Edition. Illustrated. Many consider this work by Crowley to be the foremost book on ceremonial magic written in the twentieth century. It was written especially for beginners and is considered one of Crowley's better books. Illustrated with graphs and charts. The original was privately printed in 1929 after Crowley failed to find a publisher in London and has been considered a scarce work since that time.
Book 4 (1980)
This book is the introduction, the foundation upon which all further magical work will be based. Its simplicity, clarity and depth is without equal occult literature. The First part of Book Four deals with Yoga in a very sound and methodical manner, stripping it of the mysterious and glitter.
Included in are four of Crowley’s seminal works, The Book of Lies, The Book of the Law, Magick and Cocaine. Each title has been newly edited and revised based on the original manuscripts, restoring each work as it was intended to be read by Crowley.
Originally published in 2003, Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot has proved to be the essential guide to accessing the unique symbolism and meaning of Aleister Crowley’s remarkable tarot deck along with the deeply textured artwork of Lady Frieda Harris.
In Nomine Babalon: The Collected Class A Publications (2019)
The Class A documents are the received writings of Aleister Crowley, originally published in his legendary periodical “The Equinox” over the course of its existence. Considered the sacred texts of Thelema, they are of great interest to occultists of all stripes and even people who are merely interested in modern period channeled texts or automatic writing.
Best Aleister Crowley Books Worth Your Attention
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Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast
Author(s): Colin Wilson
ID: 2393316, Publisher: Aeon Books, Year: 21 Feb 2019, Size: 278 Kb, Format: epub
City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley
Author(s): Phil Baker
ID: 3354070, Publisher: Strange Attractor Press, Year: 2022, Size: 723 Kb, Format: epub
Aleister Crowley, Sylvester Viereck, Literature, Lust, and the Great War
Author(s): Patrick J. Quinn
ID: 3194851, Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
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