The Mystery of the Letters and the Tree of Life: Interrelationships among Symbols in the Æon of the Child
The Mystery of the Letters and The Tree of Life is an important new contribution to Thelemic studies. It begins with an examination and analysis of the "Class A" texts of the Thelemic canon, with special emphasis on the manuscript and symbolism of The Book of the Law. The author, Robert Stein, reminds us that the prophet of Thelema, Aleister Crowley, declared that the manu...more
Hardcover, Blue & Gold Limited Edition, 250 pages
Published April 14th 2012 by Black Jackal Press
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Truely a fascinating and thought provoking book. It showed me a number of relationships which I had never seen before and sparked my curiosity to dig further into the material. That said, this is not a book to be read once, there is enough material here for several readings.
This book belongs on the shelf of every serious student of Thelema. That being said, it is NOT a book for beginners. There are some surprises: "Ahaahadabra" is the first word of chapter III of Liber XXXI, and the "r" in "Abrahadabra" in verse 75 is emphasized ; the symbol transcribed as " Tzaddi" in the typeset version is referred to as the "glyph" in this work. Stein asserts that each chapter has it's own "mystery" : the glyph in Chapter I, the "riddle" in Chapter II, and the grid in Chapter II...more
Robert C. Stein is a Professor Emeritus of Biology in the NY State University System, whose involvement in the study and practice of Thelema spans three decades and travels in five continents.More about Robert C. Stein...