Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Magick: Liber Aba: Book 4” as Want to Read:
Magick: Liber Aba: Book 4
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Magick: Liber Aba: Book 4

by
4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,369 ratings  ·  30 reviews
This second-revised edition of Crowley's magnum opus features new, more legible typesetting, text corrections based on a previously unseen corrected proof, and the previously unpublished Liber Testis Testitudinis. The original manuscript of The Book of the Law was re-scanned for this edition, using the latest technology, for the clearest facsimile possible.

Aleister Crowley
...more
Hardcover, 2nd Revised & expanded edition, 844 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Weiser Books (first published December 31st 1973)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Magick, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Magick

Magick by Aleister CrowleyMagick Without Tears by Aleister CrowleyEight Lectures on Yoga by Aleister CrowleyThe Vision and the Voice by Aleister CrowleyThe Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley
Thelema
54 books — 24 voters
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot AdlerThe Golden Dawn by Israel RegardiePrometheus Rising by Robert Anton WilsonLiving Wicca by Scott CunninghamThe Spiral Dance by Starhawk
Occult Library
553 books — 276 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.33  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,369 ratings  ·  30 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Magick: Liber Aba: Book 4
Lex Talionis
Jan 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Intermediate to Advanced Ritual Magicians
Definitely NOT a beginner's treatise, but quite possibly the most exhaustive and illuminating book on post-Golden Dawn Hermetic ritual magick.
Dean
Essential for anyone seriously interested in 20th century (and beyond) occultism, Western Mystery tradition, and Western esoteric work. I consider it the "Old Testament" of the above, and although I've had it on my shelf for over 20 years, I still revisit it on occasion. It contains commentary and ideas touching on pretty much everything related to Eastern/Western metaphysics, spirituality, yoga, occultism etc. which was known (in the West) at the turn of the 20th century. Not all is correct ...more
Jack Holden
Apr 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
An intensely individualistic account of the path of Yoga and Magick for self-development. Magnetic, charming, even addictive. I have to agree with others who say, look at Crowley's life to decide for yourself whether he is a reliable guide in the area he wants to lead you through.
I have no definite conclusion as to his character.
Personally I feel the path of Magick is vastly incomplete in the greater scheme of things.
Though the principles of Magick are sound, I believe we have yet to see
...more
Antonio Iannarone
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ever yearn for an occurrence in your brain characterized essentially by the uniting of the subject and object? Samadhi? Visions of God?

Want to step outside the myth of dialectics? Bound too fastly to your inherited metaphysics?

Well this is the place to start. I'm working on it.
Anthony Muljat
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
highlights include: "Of the Bloody Sacrifice, and Matters Cognate", Latin sex spells, menstrual-blood cakes, lists of imaginary animals and plants, and an uncomfortable number of pictures of Crowley in a thong. also, the secret to enlightenment is to stand on one leg and hyperventilate for an hour. rated "four" for "Book 4"
Chris Feldman
Jul 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-plus
Crowley's definitive magnum opus on magick and self-actualization, made even more valuable by HB's introduction and extensive footnotes. Must-have for Thelemites and magicians of all persuasions. Except perhaps fans of Lynn V. Andrews and Silver TreeRaven (or whatever her name is this week).
IAO131
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thelema
The bible of Magick of the 20th Century. Indispensable resource for anyone studying and/or practicing the Western esoteric tradition.
Layo
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
Twaddle and blather. I read the whole thing. What do people see in this guy? I want my 80 bucks back.
Christian McKay
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Think of it as a tongue-in-cheek manifesto on figuring out what to do with your life. Then you'll be fine, just fine.
Mark
Apr 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: magick
Still, the one I'd save from a fire.
Jake
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yes. This is a book I chose to read. It was weird. And fascinating, but not for reasons most would presume. I cant say I recommend this for anyone. I can though state. It is not as stupid as you might be told to presume it is. Here is an excerpt at the books end:

"At the conclusion of this part of this book, one may sum up the whole matter in these words:
There is no object whatever worthy of attainment but the regular development of the being of the Aspirant by steady scientific work; he should
...more
James Robert Clark
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Crowley's magnum opus. If you haven't read this book don't call yourself a Thelemite.
This is Crowley's Masterwork and covers all aspects of his system including the revalations of Aiwas Crowley's Holy Guardian Angel. An absolute must own for anyone interested in the occult, Magick, Thelema, Crowley, mystery schools, secret societies, the Golden Dawn, Free Masonry, etc.
Van An
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i love you
Kuroi Neko
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Review coming soon.
Jarno Häkkinen
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LAM!
Vincent St. Clare
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Establishes a practical theory of magick, a "how", but (disappointingly) no "why".
იოსებ
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
magnum opus
Count-daniel Fogarty
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A good book for those who are not apart of the mundane world and wish to learn about the psychology of Magick and how it works to influence the world around u, beyond the backward materialistic-scientific paradigm.
Christy
Jan 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Great great great book !!!!!!
Marc
Sep 15, 2007 rated it liked it
Interesting, but dated.
Jen Snider
Aug 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Quite possibly the most I have ever spent on a book but worth every penny! Fantastic collection of the knowledge of various ancient cultures and views on "magic"
Timm
If ye be magician, then ye know this book
Jure
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The One. The Only. The absolute necessary book for every magician today.
It's THE encyclopedia of, here it comes..... Theory and practice of Magick! Plain and simple truth.
James
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
THE go-to book. Buy page tabs.
Dave Haskins
Magick,Philosophy,Yoga
Mark Richfield
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All four parts of Book 4 in one place... very handy (and at a good price) for the beginner/layman.
Χρήστος Δούκας
Red Wheel Weiser 1994-12, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0877282544.
Ianmiller322
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the most important books to have in a Crowley collection. This with Gems of the Equinox and Thoth would give you his full system of magick.
Ash
May 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirituality
A must read for anyone interested in magick.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Magick and Occult...: Liber ABA - General thoughts? 3 15 Jan 25, 2015 12:50PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot: An Authoritative Examination of the World's Most Fascinating and Magical Tarot Cards
  • The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford: Dilettante's Guide to What You Do and Do Not Need to Know to Become a Qabalist
  • The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order
  • The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema
  • Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual
  • The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin, The Mage — As Delivered By Abraham The Jew Unto His Son Lamech — As A Grimoire of The 15th Century
  • The Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic
  • Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
  • Goetia the Lesser Key of Solomon the King: Lemegeton, Book 1 Clavicula Salomonis Regis
  • The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
  • Raja-Yoga
  • The Mystical and Magical System of the A .'. A .'. - The Spiritual System of Aleister Crowley & George Cecil Jones Step-by-Step
  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule
  • Liber Null and Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic
  • To Perfect This Feast: The Gnostic Mass
  • The Illuminatus! Trilogy
  • Three Books of Occult Philosophy
  • The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley
See similar books…
1,118 followers
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 AA, 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 ...more
“One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.” 771 likes
“The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.” 201 likes
More quotes…