The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley

By: Kaczynski, Richard, PhD, and Wasserman, James (Editor)

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More mistruth and rumor has circulated about Aleister Crowley than perhaps any other figure in recent history. When the reporter Henry Hall introduced him to readers of the New York World Sunday Magazine, he wrote, Some said that he was a man of real attainments, others that he was a faker. All agreed that he was extraordinary. Crowley openly defied social conventions, challenging people to examine what they really believed, and why they believed it. He confronted blind faith with rational skepticism. Yet he likewise challenged the skeptic with scientific illuminism, a systematic approach to spirituality that he described as The method of science, the aim of religion. In addition to the fascinating biographical sketch drawn by Richard Kaczynski, author of the classic biography Perdurabo, this book offers Crowley's teachings in his own words. A carefully chosen series of his instructions for concentration, meditation, magick, invocation, even sex magick are included. Crowley's descriptions of the teaching Orders A: . A: . and OTO are presented, along with the Creed of EGC. In addition, a suggested reading list of Crowley's top-eleven most important books is enhanced by an extensive bibliography for further in-depth research. This is the first and only introductory book that does not pretend to improve upon the Master's writings, but attempts to showcase them into a coherent introduction to his spiritual system. Some illustrations (b&w).

Title: The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley

Author Name: Kaczynski, Richard, PhD, and Wasserman, James (Editor)

Categories: Occult, Metaphysical & Spirituality
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Publisher: Weiser Books: 2009

ISBN Number: 9.78E+12

Binding: Trade paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1347