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Magick In Theory And Practice

Author : Aleister Crowley
ISBN : 2357284706
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will." Aleister Crowley was a noted and controversial occultist, ceremonial magician and poet. He has been called "the wickedest man in the world" or "The Great Beast 666 " or "The Master Therion" but he remained a highly influential figure over Western esotericism and the counterculture. This book is considered to be the foremost book on ceremonial magic written in the twentieth century and is recommended to initiates. This is a valuable book to anyone interested in occult studies. Excerpt "This book is for ALL: for every man, woman, and child. My former work has been misunderstood, and its scope limited, by my use of technical terms. It has attracted only too many dilettanti and eccentrics, weaklings seeking in "Magic" an escape from reality. I myself was first consciously drawn to the subject in this way. And it has repelled only too many scientific and practical minds, such as I most designed to influence. But MAGICK is for ALL."
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Magick Works

Author : Julian Vayne
ISBN : 1869928466
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Enter the world of the occultist: where the spirits of the dead dwell amongst us, where the politics of ecstasy are played out, and where magick spills into every aspect of life. It's all right here; sex, drugs, witchcraft and gardening. From academic papers, through to first person accounts of high-octaine rituals. In Magick Works you will find cutting edge essays from the path of Pleasure, Freedom and Power. In this seminal collection Julian Vayne explores: * The Tantric use of Ketamine. * Social Justice, Green Politics and Druidry. * English Witchcraft and Macumba * The Magickal use of Space. * Cognitive Liberty and the Occult. * Psychogeography & Chaos Magick. * Tai Chi and Apocalyptic Paranoia. * Self-identity, Extropianism and the Abyss. * Parenthood as Spiritual Practice. * Aleister Crowley as Shaman ...and much more!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Occult Mind

Author : Christopher I. Lehrich
ISBN : 9780801462252
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Given the historical orientation of philosophy, is it unreasonable to suggest a wider cast of the net into the deep waters of magic? By encountering magical thought as theory, we come to a new understanding of a thought that looks back at us from a funhouse mirror."—The Occult Mind Divination, like many critical modes, involves reading signs, and magic, more generally, can be seen as a kind of criticism that takes the universe—seen and unseen, known and unknowable—as its text. In The Occult Mind, Christopher I. Lehrich explores the history of magic in Western thought, suggesting a bold new understanding of the claims made about the power of various belief systems. In closely interlinked essays on such disparate topics as ley lines, the Tarot, the Corpus Hermeticum, writing and ritual in magical practice, and early attempts to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics, Lehrich treats magic and its parts as an intellectual object that requires interpretive zeal on the part of readers/observers. Drawing illuminating parallels between the practice of magic and more recent interpretive systems—structuralism, deconstruction, semiotics—Lehrich deftly suggests that the specter of magic haunts all such attempts to grasp the character of knowledge. Offering a radical new approach to the nature and value of occult thought, Lehrich's brilliantly conceived and executed book posits magic as a mode of theory that is intrinsically subversive of normative conceptions of reason and truth. In elucidating the deep parallels between occult thought and academic discourse, Lehrich demonstrates that sixteenth-century occult philosophy often touched on issues that have become central to philosophical discourse only in the past fifty years.
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The Magister Vol 0

Author : Frater V.
ISBN : 1536995347
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The Magister provides a comprehensive contemporary system of spiritual development via the Western esoteric initiatory system (WEIS).The Magister surveys the past century of esoteric teachings, drawing upon primary source material including Aleister Crowley's handwritten diaries and notebooks, letters from Dion Fortune, unpublished material from S.L. MacGregor Mathers and Florence Farr, and little-recognised work buried deep within the archives of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. This rarely seen material has been meticulously collated during the course of the author's travels to libraries and private collections throughout Europe and the USA over the past three decades. The Magister combines academic rigour with Frater V's extensive practical experience and professional teaching discipline in order to provide profound material - regarding kabbalah, tarot, alchemy, Thelema, and more - in a manner that is accessible and which facilitates practical application to a contemporary spiritual life.The first book in the series - Volume 0: The Order of Revelation - lays out the entire map of the esoteric spiritual ascent narrative. It provides an explanation of the grade system - its history, power and function as a framework for magical and mystical experience - and of the Aeons, including how they work in your life and their prediction for the future of human evolution. Volume 0 of The Magister also presents a complete overview of the study curriculum of the great magical orders of history, enabling you to learn a vast range of approaches - from ceremonial magick and shamanism to Ma'at magick and retro-temporal engineering!This first book in The Magister series teaches techniques with the benefit of understanding their final destination, including solar adorations, banishing rituals and significantly more. You will learn to discover and fully experience the invisible knots that bind the universe, in order to achieve magical effects.The Magister, Volume 0: The Order of Revelation features comprehensive reading lists by grade of advancement in the system, Arcana from the Tarot of Everlasting Day, plus 700+ extensive footnotes, many illustrations, complete bibliography, and index.

Magick Liber Aba

Author : Aleister Crowley
ISBN : 0877289190
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This profusely illustrated new edition brings together the complete texts of all four parts of Liber ABA (Book 4) in one volume under the overall title 'magick' This edition incorporates Crowley's own additions, corrections and annotations, and restores dozen of passages omitted from the first editions.'Magick' is the fundamental textbool of modern magick in the New Eon. Ita also has invalualble teachings for studentes of Yoga and meditation.Crowley mastered the practices of Yoga during his studies in the East and writes about them lucidly, without recourse to the imprecise language of mysticism. Beginning with a discussion of the universal origin of world religions in mysticalrevelation, 'Magick' then explores the theory and practice of mysticism and magick in the light of modern scientific thought.
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Author : Francis King
ISBN : 1840681802
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) has been seen variously as a man of notorious sexual habits, a satanic occultist, and latterly an icon of the 1960s love generation. But Crowley was neither a mere sexual predator nor a vulgar black magician. He was the synthesiser of what he termed 'Magick'. In this cogent and intensely readable account of Crowley's life and occult progress, Francis X King examines each of the three main sources of Magick - thus throwing much new light on Crowley himself, and doing much to explain the continuing admiration for his writings.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Book Of Lies

Author : Metzger, Richard
ISBN : 9781938875106
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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New package for a cult classic. First published in 2003, The Book of Lies was hailed as a 21st grimoire and instantly became a cult classic. Now reformatted for the next generation of magicians and all counterculture devotees, it gathers an unprecedented cabal of occultists, esoteric scholars, and forward thinkers, all curated by Disinformation's former "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger. This compendium of the occult includes entries on topics as diverse and dangerous as Aleister Crowley, Secret Societies, Psychedelics, and Magick in theory and practice. The result is an alchemical formula that may well rip a hole in the fabric of your reality: Terence McKenna asks if we contact "aliens" with the smokable drug DMT Daniel Pinchbeck recounts his psychedelic and magical experiences Techgnosis author Eric Davis writes about H.P. Lovecraft Robert Anton Wilson writes about the similarities between Aleister Crowley and Timothy Leary Donald Tyson's "The Enochian Apocalypse Working" ask if the seeds of the end of the world sown in the Elizabethan era. Other contributors or subjects written about include Brian Barritt, Vere Chappell, Ida Craddock, Joe Coleman, Nevill Drury, Stephen Edred Flowers, T. Allen Greenfield, Gary Lachman, Anton Lavey, Peter Levenda, Grant Morrison, Michael Moynihan, Rosaleen Norton, Jack Parsons, Austin Osman Spare, and Tracy Twyman. It's all here and more!
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The Weiser Concise Guide To Aleister Crowley

Author : Richard Kaczynski
ISBN : 1609250745
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, Aleister Crowley is one of the 20th century’s most revered occult figures. With The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, readers are given a careful, comprehensive overview of Crowley’s life from poet to practicing magician as well as his life’s work, including the basic principles and rituals of his magical practices. Set aside your preconceptions and dismiss the rumors. Crowley was certainly a complex, controversial, and colorful man, but the truth is far more interesting than the legend.
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Aleister Crowley And Western Esotericism

Author : Henrik Bogdan
ISBN : 9780199996063
Genre : Religion
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.
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