Weiser Antiquarian Catalog #93

Weiser Antiquarian Catalog 93

Weiser Antiquarian Catalog #93 is now available, featuring works by and about Aleister Crowley

Be sure to have a look at Weiser Antiquarian’s new catalog #93, featuring books by and about Aleister Crowley, at: http://weiserantiquarian.com/catalog

About this new catalog, Weiser writes:

Weiser Antiquarian Books is pleased to announce the release of the ninety-third of our on-line catalogues. Being number 93 it really had to be an Aleister Crowley catalogue, and a rather special one at that. For the most part the catalogue contains material from the collection of our longtime friend and customer, the late Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper (1942-2011), although it also includes works from several other collections, including those of Helen Parsons Smith, Wilfred Talbot Smith and others.

The books in the first section are all from the Bishop-Culpeper collection, and without doubt comprise the most comprehensive collection of biographical and autobiographical works pertaining to Crowley ever to be offered in one place. What makes them particularly special is that many of the books are signed, inscribed, or include letters from the author(s) or other related ephemera. Of particular importance is a proof copy of the 1969 Symonds and Grant edition of Crowley’s Confessions, that is inscribed by John Symond’s and with his manuscript corrections, and accompanied by a large and significant archive of related letters. The books in the second section are also all from the Bishop-Culpeper collection, and are mainly literary and other memoirs, all of which contain some reference to Aleister Crowley. The mainly first-person accounts in these works provided valuable source materials for many of the biographies in the first section, and some of them are quite rare, and took Nick many years to track down.

The third section of the catalogue is devoted to Crowley rarities, and comprises a mixed collection of books and ephemera. The most outstanding item would have to be a complete original typescript of Liber LXXI, …that is Crowley’s rendition of Mme. Blavatsky’s The Voice of the Silence and Commentary, with numerous manuscript corrections and insertions in Crowley’s handwriting. Other fascinating ephemeral items include a prospectus for The Equinox of the Gods with a few holograph annotations by Crowley, a receipt in Crowley’s handwriting for a copy of the rare Bagh-i-Muattar which he borrowed in the hope of republishing it, and a manuscript address list, in which Crowley has written the names and address of over 60 friends and acquaintances – including his own. Rare books in this section include a superb, signed and numbered copy of the white buckram edition of Konx om Pax; a scarce review issue of the black-bound issue of the same work; the hand-made paper edition, limited to 50 numbered copies, of The Winged Beetle; and a presentation copy of Crowley’s The High History of Good Sir Palamedes inscribed by C. Stansfeld Jones to Wilfred Talbot Smith. Also of great rarity are the Helen Parsons Smith reissue of the Karl Germer edition of The Vision and the Voice and a first edition, with original prospectus and errata sheet loosely inserted, of the Germer edtion of Magick Without Tears. The final selection contains some Crowley Curiosities, books that are in one way or another related to Aleister Crowley, although their relevance is not always obvious at first glance.

As often there are too many interesting items to detail in a short overview like this, but there are some genuinely important and unusual pieces throughout the catalogue, and we recommend that those interested scrutinise it carefully.

Grimoire of Aleister Crowley : £31

Abrahadabra Press announces their first publication

Grimoire of Aleister Crowley by Rodney Orpheus

320 pages, octavo hardcover with dust jacket
ISBN: 978-0-9569853-0-9

Grimoire of Aleister Crowley by Rodney Orpheus

Grimoire of Aleister Crowley by Rodney Orpheus : £31

This book contains rituals written by Crowley for his own magic circles, many of them unpublished during his lifetime; plus rare ancient texts that were Crowley’s own inspiration in turn.

The rituals are newly edited and explained by Rodney Orpheus.

Available for purchase directly from the publisher. Click here to order.

 

Testimonials

“..there are presently very few individuals living today who are qualified by education and experience to do [this], and even fewer with the writing talent and communication skills to bring it all to life on the printed page. Brother Orpheus is the incarnation of both these aspects of genius. Whether he is expanding upon classic Crowley rituals or creating and developing his own Thelemic ceremonies, the magician reader can be confident he or she is in good hands.”

- Lon Milo DuQuette, author of The Magick of Aleister Crowley, Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, etc.

“Rodney Orpheus, the modern Minstrel of Thelema, is back with another vibrant, creative, and irreverent effort that is sure to please and enlighten as it broadcasts the good news that the Lord of the Aeon is alive and well. This is a practical, lively, and meticulously documented manual designed for group magical workings. It admirably fulfils its task—bringing new insight to both published and unpublished rituals with diagrams and detailed instructions for movement, apparel, and Temple setup. It includes rituals from Crowley and others, and its important appendices round out an excellent work.”

- James Wasserman, author of To Perfect This Feast: A Performance Commentary on the Gnostic Mass, etc.

“In addition to gifting us with a long-needed anthology of Aleister Crowley’s group rituals, Rodney Orpheus’ “Grimoire,” with its inclusion of rituals inspired by Crowley, is also a course on how to take older texts and adapt them to one’s needs.  The cookbook-style “list of ingredients and preparation time” that precedes each ceremony handily gives aspiring ritualists a heads up on how many Fratres or Sorores are needed, how much memorization is required, and how complex the ritual equipment and staging is.  Eminently readable and (most importantly) usableGrimoire of Aleister Crowley will keep many a magical group busy for years to come.”

- Richard Kaczynski, author of Perdurabo

“With this book, Rodney Orpheus has produced the most significant Thelemic book written this century. Grimoire of Aleister Crowley adds a key missing fragment to the corpus of Crowley’s Thelemic rituals – a coherent set of group rituals which enhance personal practices and expand effective magical interaction between practitioners. Drawing on unpublished Crowley material, the author has vitalised the rituals with the spirit of Thelemic practice, rather than slavishly following standard formulae. This book is going to end up being standard reading for numerous groups,and is sure to cause a stir, and may even start a revolution.”

- David Rankine, author of The Goetia of Dr. Rudd, The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet, etc.

“This book is all purple and pleasure, a revelation of fragments of rituals by Aleister Crowley which were half concealed, expounding the mantras and the spells and propagating the essence of Thelema. Rodney Orpheus has provided an original and enchanting work for the twenty-first century which opens the gates to the palace and offers a pathway to the mysteries hidden therein. The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley is sure to become a modern classic.”

-Sorita D’Este, author of Practical Qabalah Magick & Hekate Liminal Rites

“Rodney Orpheus has here provided a wide-ranging introduction to liturgical science for 21st-century magicians, as well as collecting valuable traditional and original materials for the purposes of consummating group operations of magick. Grimoire of Aleister Crowleyhighlights the aims and innovations of the Great Beast in the field of group ceremony, and includes rituals by Crowley never previously available in book form. It should be valuable to Thelemites both within and outside of formal initiatory societies, and to students of the occult in general.”
- T Polyphilus, Ep. Gn.

 

Grimoire of Aleister Crowley

Contents

  • Introduction by Lon Milo DuQuette
  • Preface
  • A Note on Safety
  • The Ritual of the Mark of the Beast
  • The Invocation of Horus
  • Invocation of the Holy Spirit
  • A Ritual to Invoke HICE
  • A Rite of Isis
  • Roots of Thelema I – A Mithraic Liturgy
  • Roots of Thelema II – The Bacchanal
  • Roots of Thelema III – Goetia
  • The Brazen Head
  • An Evocation of Bartzabel the Spirit of Mars
  • The Supreme Ritual
  • The Ritual Of Consecration Of An High Priest Of L.I.L.
  • The Ritual Of Initiation of a Thelemite
  • Breaking of Bread
  • The Mass of Babalon

Appendices

  • Rituals from Liber O
  • The 72 Spirits of the Goetia
  • Three Holy Books
  • Ritual J
  • Cakes of Light

Bibliography

Available for purchase directly from the publisher. Click here to order.

New Edition: White Stains

Aleister Crowley’s “White Stains”

An entirely new edition, illustrated by Fredrik Söderberg. Printed in four colours, hardbound with dustjacket.

UPDATE! Now available for pre-order; find your regional dealer at www.edda.se

Release evening: Wednesday, September 7 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm, at:

Milliken Gallery
Luntmakargatan 78,
113 51 Stockholm
Sweden
 

“English poet-magician Aleister Crowley published White Stains in 1898, an era of intense creativity for the budding magus-to-be. The original edition of a mere 100 copies was printed in Amsterdam with the help of Leonard Smithers (publisher of Beardsley, Wilde, Burton et al). Part of the edition was later ‘appropriated’ and destroyed by English Customs officers, due to the erotic nature of the poems. In a Victorian Zeitgeist that found Oscar Wilde intensely shocking, Aleister Crowley of course took everything one step further. The virile sexual force stemming from Crowley’s pen is but one of his trademark traits here. In this early collection, we also find examples of his remarkable wit, a thorough understanding of psycho-sexual dynamics, bombastic expressions of lyrical love, as well as his beloved Swinburnean structures of classical poetry. White Stains really is Crowley at his youthful best.”

Edited and with an introduction by William Breeze. This edition contains six stunning watercolour paintings by Fredrik Söderberg, reproduced in full colour.

Edda Bok, 2011. Hardbound book with dustjacket, 128 pages, 11 x 18 cm. Limited edition of 418 numbered copies.

A limited art edition of the book will also be available for purchase at Milliken Gallery on the night of the release: 43 copies in slipcase, with a screenprint by Söderberg.

Release date: September 7, 2011.

Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event.

Miscellaneous Crowley Books for sale

Magical Record of the Beast 666

Magical Record of the Beast 666 (1972; Next Step Publishing; hardcover; some wear to dust jacket) : Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant : $160

A collection of books by and about Aleister Crowley, and some others, are being sold on Facebook : http://on.fb.me/rhfstm

Below is a list of those available by and about Aleister Crowley. Contact Facebook user Martti Hill for more information.

Alexandra (Hardcover; Mandrake Press) – Aleister Crowley : $45

Magical Record of the Beast 666 (1972; Next Step Publishing; Hardcover; Some wear to Dustjacket) – Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant : $160

Holy Books of Thelema (Hardcover; Previous owner’s sigils) – Aleister Crowley : $100

777 (Hardcover; 1982) – Aleister Crowley : $50

Vision and the Voice with Commentary (Hardcover) – Aleister Crowley : $160

Commentaries on the Holy Books (Hardcover) – Aleister Crowley : $150

Crowley on Christ (Hardcover; some marks by previous owner in first few pages) – Francis King/Aleister Crowley : $150

Book of Thoth (Hardcover; Kashmarin Press edition of 2000 this one left unnumbered) – Aleister Crowley : $140

Aleister Crowley The Black Magician – C.R. Cammell : $10

Clouds without Water – Aleister Crowley : $10

Confessions 1 (German version) – Aleister Crowley : $40

Liber Aleph (Aeon Press) – Aleister Crowley : $25

Liber Aleph (oversized; Level Press 1972) – Aleister Crowley : $40

Simon Iff: The Artistic Temperament (Black Moon Publishing Booklet) – Aleister Crowley : $15

Genesis of the Book of the Law Part 1 (Holmes Publishing Booklet; Seems to be very rare) – David Allen Hulse : $50

Genesis of the Book of the Law Part 2 (Holmes Publishing Booklet; Seems to be very rare) – David Allen Hulse : $50

Goetia (Hardcover; Magickal Childe; still has a Panurge sticker on the back cover from the early days of the Portland OTO scene) – Aleister Crowley : $80

More related books by other authors available in the original list here: http://on.fb.me/rhfstm

Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn, and Buddhism

Aleister Crowley, the Golden Dawn, and Buddhism: Writings of Gerald Yorke: Trade Edition

Trade Edition : $50

Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn and Buddhism: Reminiscences and Writings of Gerald Yorke : http://weiserantiquarian.com/Gerald_Yorke_Page/

Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn and Buddhism comprises a series of 20 essays by Gerald Joseph Yorke, set down over a thirty-year time-span. For four years, from 1928 onwards, Gerald Yorke was one of Aleister Crowley’s closest associates, studying with him, acting as his agent, working on his publications, and participating in his magical ceremonies. During that time he also investigated the path of the mystic through a series of “magical retirements” in the course of which he invoked his “Holy Guardian Angel” whilst tramping alone across the deserts of North Africa, and practiced yoga and meditation in the solitude of a cave on the Welsh coast. When he and Crowley fell out in 1932, Yorke set out for China, where he travelled, studied Buddhism, and worked as a Reuter’s correspondent for some three years. On his return to England he resumed contact with Crowley, but as a friend rather than a follower, and after Crowley’s death in 1947 Yorke was one of the handful of people who laboured to preserve the legacy of “The Beast.” In the process he assembled one of the most significant collections of Crowleyana and occult-related books and documents in the world and remained fascinated by the subject, even though on a personal level he had rejected the occult in favour of Buddhism. Immensely knowledgeable, he gave freely of his time and thought, and was instrumental in the publication of many of the most important works of his times on the occult, yoga and Buddhism.

Gerald Yorke’s interests are reflected in the essays and lectures which are published together here for the first time. Most of these pieces were groundbreaking: his short memoir of Crowley was the first sympathetic biographical piece of any length to be published after The Beast’s death, and his essay on Crowley’s O.T.O. and sexual occultism is the first clear account of the subject in the English language. His essays on ritual magic are unique in their matter-of-factness and sanity, and his writings on the Golden Dawn arguably mark the beginnings of historical research into that group. He also wrote knowledgeably on subjects such as Yoga, Tantra, Mantra and Zen at a time long before they had become common terms in the West.

Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn and Buddhism: the Writings of Gerald Yorke

Edition Deluxe : $250

Above all, Yorke’s essays offer a rare blend of straightforward scholarship and genuine first-hand experience. He had known Crowley as few others, and had learned directly from him the principals and practice of magic. Gerald Yorke sifted through a vast archive of then-unpublished Golden Dawn material, and was acquainted with a number of former associates of the Order; he had also studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and aspects of the tantras at a level unimaginable to most Western practitioners of his time. And he wrote on all of these topics with his characteristic wit and good humour.

The essays are accompanied by a biographical Introduction by Keith Richmond, a Reminiscence by Timothy d’Arch Smith, and a revised version of Yorke’s Crowley Bibliography by Clive Harper. The book concludes with a lengthy Interview with Gerald Yorke by David Tibet, undertaken shortly before Yorke’s death in 1983.

For complete information and online orders visit: http://weiserantiquarian.com/Gerald_Yorke_Page/

Crowley: Thoughts and Perspectives, Vol. 2 : £22-£25

Crowley Thoughts and Perspectives 2

Crowley: Thoughts and Perspectives vol. 2

CROWLEY: THOUGHTS & PERSPECTIVES, VOLUME TWO is now available to preorder. The book is over 200 pages in length and costs just £22 (UK), £24 (Europe) & £25 (America/Rest of World). All prices include postage and the Paypal address is: arktoslondon@yahoo.co.uk

Oft-maligned and endlessly portrayed as the archetypal epitome of evil incarnate, there is little doubt that Aleister Crowley systematically cultivated and embellished his characteristic notoriety and even today he still performs an inadvertently posthumous role as the perennial bête noire. This new book examines Crowley’s work in relation to Aiwass and Gnosticism, war and vengeance, Politics, Law and the Dionysian perspective, as well as discussing his mountaineering exploits, thoughts on self-mutilation and taking a more practical look at Thelemic magick itself. An illustrious roll-call of contributors includes David Beth, Troy Southgate, Dr. George J. Sieg, Vadge Moore, K.R. Bolton, Damon Zacharias, Keith Preston, Christopher Pankhurst, Hekate Perseia and Julius Evola.

Night of Pan Books

Night of Pan Books

Night of Pan Books

The Strangest Person I have Ever Known: Aleister Crowley by Hereward Carrington. Edited and annotated by Michael Kolson : $10 : http://bit.ly/jQDBZF

A wonderful first hand account of Aleister Crowley during his New York City period (1914-1919). In addition there is a rare first hand account of Crowley’s soon to be Scarlet Woman, Leah Hirsig.

Carrington was a prolific writer on occult and psychic studies and he here provides a wonderful and warm look at Crowley.

We’re pleased to feature this recent offering from Night of Pan Books, an occult bookseller with particular specialty in books by and about Aleister Crowley.

Also check out Night Of Pan’s other offerings, listed in their recent Catalog #36, where you’ll find a number of rare and hard-to-find editions of Aleister Crowley’s works, and even first editions. also included are new books by and about Aleister Crowley.

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