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Liber Aleph Vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly, in the Form an Epistle of 666, the Great Wild Beast to His Son 777, Being the Equinox, Volume III Number VI (The Equinox)
Written in New York City at the end of the First World War, this has been described by Crowley as an extended and elaborate commentary on The Book of the law, in the form of a letter from the Master Therion to his magical son.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Weiser Books
(first published January 1st 1989)
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An incredibly concise and terse book, organized by chapters spanning no longer than a single page. Written as a series of letters from Crowley to his 'magical son' and supposed heir, Frater Achad, which is just as useful to anyone who considers themselves heirs of the tradition of Thelema. Also, there are many chapters explicitly pertinent to work with OTO degrees if you have eyes to see.
Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic. He was an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained much notoriet...moreMore about Aleister Crowley...