Liber Aleph Vel Cxi: The Book of Wisdom or Folly (The Equinox) [Aleister Crowley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Crowley. (Aleister Crowley). An LVII Sol in 0º 0′ 0“. September 23 e.v. a.m.. Page 2. Liber Aleph – 2. A.·. A.·. Publication in Class B. Liber Aleph – 3. In Hastings. LIBER ALEPH CXI. THE BOOK OF WISDOM OR FOLLY. An extended and elaborate commentary on the Book of the Law, in the form of a letter.
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So then to thee she is but matter and to her thou art but crowldy, and neither is competent to the formula of the other. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Let it be a treasure in thine heart, o my Son, this mystery hat I shall next unveil before thine eyes, O eagle that art undazzled by the brilliance of light, that soarest continually with virile flight to thine august inheritance.
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And now herefore, o my Son, comprehending this Mystery by thine Intelligence, I will write further unto thee of these your Beasts of Power. Narasimha Das rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Moreover, say not thou in thy syllogism that, since every change soever, be it the creation of a symphony, or lier poem, or he putrefaction of a carcass, is an art of love, and since we are to make no difference between any thing and any other hing, therefore all changes are equal in respect of our praise.
Same as in the Level Press editions from and Feb 21, Teleri rated it it was ok Shelves: For this is that which is written, Cast not thy pearls before swine, lest they urn again and rend thee. This then is thy Liberty, alwph the Impulse of he Lion should become conscious by means of the Man; for without this thou art but an Automaton.
But they are ware of thine own love of truth, and thy respect thereunto, so therefore hey tempt thee, flattering with their lips, that thou betray hyself to them. My Son, I charge thee, however thou beest provoked hereunto, tell not the Truth to any woman.
If so would you mind checking chapter for me. Feb 15, Bryan rated it really liked it. It was thine own true will hat bound thee in thine orbit; therefore thou speedest on thy path from glory unto glory in continual joy.
This is not casual reading and it is not a book you read once. I actually have access to a signed Crowley typescript of Liber Aleph and -ater checking last night — yes — the alternate text the hermetic.
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But when thou hast the summit and perfection alleph any work, of what worth is it to continue herein? For hey make pretence to know a man’s croaley better than he doth himself, and to direct his will with more wisdom than he, and o make plans for his happiness. I say Sooth, it is of my will to bring up this my Wisdom from its silence into my conscious mind, that I may the more easily reflect thereon.
But now consider him that worketh liger with his will, how his mind is idle, not reaching out after reality, but debating within lkber of its own affairs, like a democracy, introspective. Crowley had claimed to be a Freemason, but the regularity of his initiations with the United Grand Lodge of England has been disputed.
O my son, there is no doubt that resolveth not in certainty and rapture at the ouch of the wand of our law, as thou apply it with wit. Mar 16, IAO rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yet in hy partial and particular action, as thou art a creature of illusion, do thou maintain the right relation of one thing to another; fighting if thou be a soldier, or building if thou be a mason.
They are swayed by the Eloquence of a Numscull, or overpowered by a Name or an Office, or the Magic of a Tailor; else, it may be, they, being made Fools too often, reject without Reflection even as at first they accepted. Open Preview See a Problem?
Nay, o my son, I will cease this epistle unto thee for awhile, that I may rest in the pleasure of this contemplation, for it is solace ineffable, and recreation like unto sleep among the mountains. Is not she thy true mother among the stars, o my Son, and hast hou not embraced her in the madness of incest and adultery?
Do hou grow constantly in the assimilation of the law, and thou shalt be made perfect. Theadded to Crowley’s own numberproduced the number of this magical son, All published versions follow the first edition text.
True wisdom and perfect happiness, o my son, it is in aaleph contemplation that on hath the reward of he oath; it is by this that the tribulations are rolled away as a stone from thy tomb; it is with this that thou art wholly freed from the illusions of distinctions, being absorbed into he body of our Lady Nuith.
Have respect also to the will of thy fellow, crowoey hindering him in his way save as he may overly jostle thee in thine. Spider Goddess rated it really liked it Feb 11, August 4, at 7: