Book Four Liber ABA
by Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley devoted 25 years to writing and producing the four parts of this book. It is his magnum opus, in which he systematically expounds the mystical and magical theories and techniques taught in his magical orders, the A∴A∴ and O.T.O.
This profusely illustrated new edition brings together the complete texts of all four parts of Liber ABA (Book 4) in one volume under the overall title Magick. This edition incorporates Crowley's own additions, corrections and annotations, and restores dozens of passages omitted from the first editions.
- Part I: Mysticism
- Part II: Magick (Elementary Theory)
- Part III: Magick In Theory & Practice
- Part IV: Thelema - The Law
Magick is the fundamental textbook of modern magick in the New Aeon. It also has invaluable teaching for students of Yoga and mediation. Crowley mastered the practices of Yoga during his studies in the East, and writes about them lucidly, without recourse to the imprecise language of mysticism.
Beginning with a discussion of the universal origin of world religions in mystical revelation, Magick then explores the theory and practice of mysticism and magick in the light of modern scientific thought. Crowley's own revelation, The Book of the Law is then treated as a case study, with an autobiographical study of the events leading to its reception.
Extensively crossed-referenced and annotated, this edition features over 100 diagrams and photographs, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and detailed index. This second revised one-voloume edition features revisions based on new typescripts for a more accurate text than all earlier editions and it includes a revised A∴A∴ curriculum, a new syllabus of O.T.O. papers and an important, previously-unpublished A∴A∴ paper.
This second-revised edition of Crowley's magnum opus features new, more legible typesetting, text corrections based on a previously unseen corrected proof, and the previously unpublished Liber Testis Testitudinis.The original Book of the Law was re-scanned for this edition, using the latest technology, for the clearest facsimile possible. Edited, annotated, and introduced by Frater Hymenaeus Beta, XI.
Aleister Crowley is one of the most renowned, controversial, and remarkable figures to emerge from the Western Occult Revival era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His tradition lives on as his books remain in print and popular, while the esoteric school he founded—Ordo Templi Orientis, or O.T.O.—continues as a going concern today, with lodges to be found around the world.
928 pages | 7 x 10 inches