These collections largely express the summary of hard work by Aleister Crowley. The complexity of the materials gathered in these pages presents an important starting point to which a true student will continually return in order to move forward. These titles should not be missing from the library of a Thelema seeker and practitioner.
Magick: Liber ABA, Book 4
Magick, Liber ABA, Book 4 is widely considered to be the magnum opus of 20th-century occultist Aleister Crowley, the founder of Thelema.
It is a lengthy treatise on Magick, his 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.
It consists of four parts: Mysticism, Magick (Elementary Theory), Magick in Theory and Practice, and ΘΕΛΗΜΑ—the Law (The Equinox of The Gods). It also includes numerous appendices presenting many rituals and explicatory papers.
777 & Other Qabalistic Writings
777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley is a collection of papers written by Aleister Crowley. It was edited and introduced by Dr. Israel Regardie, and is a reference book based on the Hermetic Qabalah.
This collection consists of the following works:
- Book One: Gematria by Aleister Crowley, The Temple of Solomon the King, The Equinox Vol I No 5;
- Book Two: Liber 777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticæ Viæ Explicandæ, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiæ Summæ;
- Book Three: Sepher Sephiroth by Aleister Crowley and Allan Bennett, The Equinox, Vol I No 8.
Gems from the Equinox: Instructions by Aleister Crowley for His Own Magical Order
In the original ten volumes of the Equinox, Alesiter Crowley succeeded in synthesizing the aim of religion and the method of science. Israel Regardie’s selections in Gems of the Equinox make a volume that is invaluable to readers, students, and adepts. It includes material on Crowley’s magical order, magical rituals, yoga, invocations, and sex magick, among many other topics. Gems from the Equinox is a unique resource that serves as a veritable textbook for the magickal orders AA and O.T.O.
Although it is written for the advanced practitioner, beginners will gain much from its many pages of wisdom, including yoga postures and breathing techniques, ceremonial rituals and meditations, an Enochian magick primer, and The Book of the Law.
In Gems from the Equinox, Israel Regardie’s selections of Aleister Crowley’s writings synthesize the aim of religion and the method of science, making it invaluable to readers, students, and adepts. Gems is a must have for every student of Occultism, Mysticism, Thelema, Magick, and comparative religion.