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The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema (original 1993; edition 2003)

by Lon Milo Duquette

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Title:The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema
Authors:Lon Milo Duquette
Info:Red Wheel/Weiser (2003), Paperback, 304 pages
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The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema by Lon Milo DuQuette (1993)



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This book is a down to earth collection of Rituals of Aleister Crowley. The author starts off with some good disclaimers, and enough basic history that those unfamiliar with Crowley and the systems he built from and created, can at least get through the work. It leads the reader through many rituals, often in Crowley's original words too, so very little is lost. A convenient work for those interested in Crowley of the system he started. The book is more of a collection of rituals, than an explanation of the symbolism and what the rituals actually do, so some base knowledge makes this book far more useful. A good book in all. ( )
  BlueFlameMagick | Jul 10, 2009 |
This is a wonderful introduction into the world of Thelema. Lon Milo breaks down and explains in detail the inner workings of this great magick in terms that even a beginner can understand. It's also full of anything you would need to know regarding the subject, from a-Z, it's all there. I started with this book and very highly recommend reading it. Lon Milo Duquette is one of the premier authors of Thelema and reading this will only make you want to read the rest of his books. ( )
  William2004 | Jan 17, 2009 |
A fantastic practical introduction to Aleister Crowley's Thelema. ( )
  Anituel | Sep 27, 2006 |
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Aleister Crowley's ascension into the pantheon of alternative gurus was cemented by his appearance on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Unfortunately, he was known more for his reputation as "The Beast 666" and "The Wickedest Man in the World." All well and good for publicity, but this infamy eclipsed his teachings, as did his technical and opaque writing style, meant more for adepts contemporary to him than the average modern reader. Enter Lon Milo DuQuette to decipher and explain Crowley's texts and more important rituals. Formerly titled The Magick of Thelema, this revised edition features extensive corrections, a new introduction, and a new ritual, "The Rites of Eleusis." This is the perfect introductory text for readers who wonder what the works--rather than the myth--of Aleister Crowley are all about. DuQuette takes the mystery out of both the rituals themselves and Crowley's writing in this modern grimoire. Step by step, he presents a course of study in plain English, with examples of rituals and explanations of their significance. DuQuette also includes a course of study for Crowley's original works with an extensive bibliography and fastidious footnotes.
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