Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thelemic Magick
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Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thelemic Magick

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Abrahadabra "Magick is a subtle and curious thing and often works in ways you do not expect and at times you do not expect- but it always works. Every magical act brings a result, as you are about to learn." -Rodney Orpheus, from the Introduction"Abrahadabra is about the practice of the magick of Thelema- a system of physical, mental, and spiritual training and discipline...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published 2005 by Weiser Books (first published 1995)
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I was recommended this book by a Thelemite friend when I was looking for something that would give me a good introduction to that tradition, though my interest was an outsider's.

It's clear, well-written, enjoyable and informative, and I'd definitely recommend it. Not being more widely informed on Thelema I can't comment on how well it explains what a Thelemite would consider the most important features of Thelema, and maybe I'd go as low as three or as high as five if I did, on which basis I'm s...more
Jul 23, 2009 Cathryn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Excellent Book, next to The Magick of Thelema by Du Quette, i regard this is one of the best introductions into magic and living magically in the new aeon
Aaron Schafer
This book helped me to renew my interest in Thelema after a hiatus for a few years. With it's clear and intelligent style and it's fresh perspective it gave me the groundwork to begin anew in my Magickal studies. If you are looking for a rehash of Crowley this is not the book. If you are looking for a new perspective on Thelema, you've come to the right place.
Christaeon Baker
I found this book invaluable for the understanding of the basics of Thelema. It is extremely well written and the author does very well to make easy reading of a very complicated subject.
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Rodney Orpheus is an Irish musician, record producer, author, and lecturer, as well as being a leading member of Ordo Templi Orientis. He is best known for his work with his band The Cassandra Complex and his books Abrahadabra and Grimoire of Aleister Crowley.
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