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The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie
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Sep 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: occult

This got me interested in Thelema. Wonderful reading, tons of information from a "Christ-ian" point of view. I had this book a long time ago and lost it a few years later, have yet to buy it again. Granted, most of the rituals in here are not for the Thelemite, but it does the basic structure and knowledge of the system which Aleister Crowley reworked to become the A.'.A.'. It also tells of alchemy and some stories surrounding the philosopher's stone. Note that that the ankh (soul symbol) is Greco-Egyptian, not only similar to the Venus glyph but also the sandal-strap of Hermes. Many of the teachings are Greek Gnostic and Egyptian, being a syncretic system. And I loved the tables for the planets, which are a nice complement to those in Liber 777.
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