Thelema & the Greek Qabalah

Author: Paul Joseph Rovelli

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1517023157


Page: 248

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The Hermetic Qabalah is a fluid, living spiritual system that finds new exegesis in Liber AL vel Legis; the central and most important document of Thelemic Doctrine. And it's in the Greek Qabalah that we find the initial starting point for all of Western culture and philosophy, art and science. From Pythagorus and Plato of the Greek and Egyptian mystery schools to the Gnostics who appeared shortly thereafter, the reverberations of the totality of the efforts of these ancient people still lies at the heart of modern society. The Greek Qabalah then becomes for us, the backbone of Western spirituality; so succinctly captured in this seminal work that lays out the very ontology of what is quickly becoming the cornerstone of a post-industrial and post-fundamentalist mythos. And it sets up for us, a very contemporary spiritual system.



Author: John Bonner

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609252281

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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While it began as a mystical interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, today Qabalah is much more. As John Bonner writes in his introduction, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or rather a theosophy, that sets out to answer a series of vital questions regarding the nature of God, His creation, and the place of man in His divine plan." It is a living, growing system of personal development. In addition, much of contemporary Western magick is founded on the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which based its ritual and teachings firmly in Qabalah. This scholarly introduction explores the mysteries of Qabalah through the symbolism of the Tree of Life and its four distinct elements: the three Pillars of Manifestation, the ten Holy Sephiroth, the Paths that run to and from the Sephiroth, and the Veils. For each Sephirah, Bonner provides detailed information on magical, astrological, and tarot correspondences - as well as how different religious traditions relate to the concepts contained in each.
Thelemic Qabalah

Author: Paul Joseph Rovelli

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1517250293


Page: 250

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The first of a four-volume set; covering the theoretical aspects of the Holy Qabalah from a Thelemic perspective. This follows the author's work on the Greek Qabalah; fully developing the Thelemic Gnosis. Upcoming volumes will cover the Practical Qabalah, Doctrinal Qabalah and finally, the English Qabalah. When all is said and done, the English language will be demonstrated to have created a complete Qabalah in the way that both the Hebrew and Greek languages once did. And further, as the international language today, its importance will be fully demonstrated, as will the philosophical system called Thelema.
The Magick of Aleister Crowley

Author: Lon Milo DuQuette

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633412774

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 308

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The 30th Anniversary of the Classic Guide to Thelema, Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual System of Ritual Magick, with a New Introduction by the Author. This is the perfect introductory text for readers who wonder what the works—rather than the myth—of Aleister Crowley are all about. DuQuette begins by dispatching some of the myths that have surrounded Crowley’s life and legend. He then explores the practice of rituals themselves, unpacking Crowley’s often opaque writing and offering his own commentary. Step by step, and in plain English, he presents a course of study with examples of rituals and explanations of their significance. DuQuette also includes a survey of many of Crowley’s original works with an extensive bibliography and endnotes. Formerly titled The Magick of Thelema, then released in a revised edition published in 2003, this Weiser Classics edition includes a new introduction by the author.
The Ending of the Words : Magical Philosophy of Aleister Crowley

Author: Oliver St. John

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780955978449

Category: Religion


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The Ending of the Words examines the thought and philosophy of the English magician Aleister Crowley through the lens of practical research. With an in-depth presentation of the source Tradition, the book introduces Thelema, the Law of the New Aeon declared by Crowley, to a modern readership. Includes a comprehensive glossary of Egyptian, Qabalistic and Thelemic terminology essential to the study of The Book of the Law.
The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley

Author: Richard Kaczynski

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609250744

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, Aleister Crowley is one of the 20th century’s most revered occult figures. With The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, readers are given a careful, comprehensive overview of Crowley’s life from poet to practicing magician as well as his life’s work, including the basic principles and rituals of his magical practices. Set aside your preconceptions and dismiss the rumors. Crowley was certainly a complex, controversial, and colorful man, but the truth is far more interesting than the legend.
In the Center of the Fire

Author: James Wasserman

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892545988

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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In this daring expose by a survivor of a unique era in the New York occult scene, James Wasserman, a longtime proponent of the teachings of Aleister Crowley, brings us into a world of candlelit temples, burning incenser, and sonorous invocations. The author also shares an intimate look at the New York Underground if the 1970s and introduces us to the company of such avant-garde luminaries as Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harry Smith and Angus MacLise. A stone's throw away form the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol's Factory, William Burrough's "bunker," and the legendary Chelsea Hotel was a scene far more esoteric than perhaps even they could have imagined. When James Wasserman joined the O.T.O. in 1976, there were fewer than a dozen members. Today the Order numbers over 4,000 members in 50 countries and has been responsible for a series of groundbreaking publications of Crowley's works. The author founded New York City's TAHUTI Lodge in 1979. He chronicles its early history and provides a window into the heyday of the Manhattan esoteric community. This is also a saga with a very human tableau filled with tender romance, passionate friendships, an abiding spiritual hunger, danger, passion, and ecstasy. It also explores several hidden magical byways including the rituals of Voodoo, Tibetan Buddhism, and Sufism. Reconstructed from personal memories, magical diaries, multiple interviews, court transcripts, witness depositions, trial evidence, and extensive correspondence, this book elucidates a hithero misreported and ill-understood nexus of modern magical history.
The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford

Author: Lon Milo DuQuette

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609257316

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 215

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A unique and humorous -- and also practical -- approach to the increasingly popular study of Qabalah. This is a seriously funny book! Traditional Qabalistic (or Cabalistic, or, indeed, Kabbalistic -- read this book to find out what the difference is...we know you've always wondered) sources tend to be a bit, er, dry. DuQuette spices up the Qabalah and makes it come alive, restoring the joy of learning the fundamentals of this admittedly arcane system by using simple, amusing anecdotes and metaphors. This account, written psuedepigraphically (fictitiously attributed to a supposed authority), allows DuQuette as Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford to soar to outrageous heights and, when necessary, stand apart from the silliness to highlight the golden eggs of Qabalistic wisdom nested therein. Sure to be a revelation to those who think that learning about the Qabalah needs to be tedious and serious, DuQuette shows that great truths can be transmitted through the medium of laughter.
Llewellyn's Truth About Numerology

Author: David Allen Hulse

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738738529

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 20

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In numerology, numbers are assigned to your birth name. The Truth About Numerology shows you how to work with your numbers so you can: ·Shed light on your unique attributes and tendencies ·Find out how others may perceive you—and why they see you that way ·Detect hidden motivations ·Discover your lucky and unlucky days ·Uncover talents you never knew you had ·Learn the motives behind the actions of friends and family