Mysticism & Magick of Aleister Crowley

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Sprache - Englisch

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This book is a lengthy treatise on Magick, Aleister Crowley's system of Western occult practice, synthesised from many sources, including Eastern Yoga, Hermeticism, medieval grimoires, contemporary magical theories from writers like Eliphas Levi and Helena Blavatsky, and his own original contributions. The first part of the book, "Mysticism" is essentially Crowley's system of yoga, which is designed to still the mind and enable single-pointed concentration. The second part, "Magick", deals with the accessories of ceremonial magick in detail. Subjects include: the temple, the magick circle, the altar, the scourge, dagger, and chain, the holy oil, the wand, cup, sword, pentacle, lamp, crown, robe, book, bell, lamen, and the Magick Fire.

About the Author

Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley on October 12, 1875, in Royal Leamington Spa, England, is one of the most controversial and enigmatic figures in modern occultism. His vast literary output covers a myriad of subjects, related primarily to the Occult and Western esoteric tradition. His works, interwoven with his unique blend of ceremonial magick, mysticism, and psychological insight, remain influential to this day. Notably, his 'Mysticism & Magick of Aleister Crowley' delves deeply into his complex and symbol-laden system of magical thought, offering seekers an entry point to his interpretation of the esoteric practices of Thelema, a philosophy-religion system he founded that posits the central tenet 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.' His literary style oscillates between the didactic, explicative prose required to elucidate arcane subjects, and the rich, vibrant verse showcased in works such as 'The Book of the Law.' Crowley's provocative persona and his relentless quest for esoteric knowledge were reflected in his prolific writings and gained him both zealous followers and vehement detractors. He fashioned his legacy by continuously pushing the boundaries of mysticism and magick, drawing from a wealth of traditions, including Qabalah, Eastern philosophies, and alchemy. Crowley died on December 1, 1947, but his work continues to be a touchstone for students of the occult.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 124 Pages

Filesize: 452.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547727583