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Mystery of Mystery: A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism (Red Flame, Volume 2)
This book deals exclusively with the central ritual of the Ordo Templi Orientis: Liber XV The Gnostic Mass. This public ceremony was written by Aleister Crowley in an effort to fulfill the religious needs of mankind. Crowley's motto of "The Method of Science, the Aim of Religion" is aptly portrayed both within the ritual itself and by the exhaustive study. Written by two o...more
Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Published 2001 by Red Flame Productions
(first published 1995)
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A thorough explaination of the Gnostic Mass, including a semi-brief description of all of the saints. While the Ritual itself is beautiful, there is obviously much left out in terms of 'staging'. This book goes in depth and is exceedingly helpful.