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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

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.

The Occult Review / London Forum 1922-1940 : $12K

Occult Review 1922-1940

The Occult Review / London Forum 1922-1940 : $12K

The Occult Review / The London Forum (from July 1922-1940, some missing items) : $12,000 : http://bit.ly/ihnhOC

Includes work by Aleister Crowley; Dion Fortune; Frater Achad; Israel Regardie; Arthur Edward Waite; Aldous Huxley; Ethel Archer; Edward Maitland; Florence Farr; J.F.C. Fuller; Michael Juste; Meredith Starr; Algernon Blackwood; W.B. Crow; William Kingsland; Annie Besant; Meher Baba; Alan W. Watts; Paul Brunton; Charles King; Lewis Spence; Leo French; Edith K. Harper; H. Stanley Redgrove; E.J. Langford Garstin; Sylvan J. Muldoon; Upton Sinclair.

Missing items are:

  • 1922 January, June
  • 1927 January, June
  • 1938 October
  • 1939 January

New Weiser Antiquarian Catalog

The latest catalog from Weiser Antiquarian includes numerous titles by Aleister Crowley. Don’t miss it!

http://weiserantiquarian.com/catalogeightyseven/

Anne Rice’s copy of Eye in the Triangle

The Eye in the Triangle, a biography of Aleister Crowley by Israel Regardie. From the Library of Anne Rice

The Eye in the Triangle, from the Library of Anne Rice

The Eye in the Triangle, from the Library of Anne Rice : $20 : http://bit.ly/i7K7PC

If you are looking for a good, used copy of Israel Regardie’s psychoanalytical biography of Aleister Crowley, this is it! From the library of Anne Rice, this copy may include her marginalia (if she ever read it).

If she has any other books by or about Aleister Crowley, she didn’t sell them. One might wonder whether she is familiar with Crowley, and whether this copy might have any interesting handwritten notes which point to Crowley’s influence in her novels. Probably not. But either way, this book is being sold for a great price at only $19.95, which is less than the cover price!

Whether you are a fan of Anne Rice, interested in discovering what marginalia if any might be in this volume, looking for a neat conversation piece with some interesting history, or if you are just trying to find this book at a good price, this is a good deal on a unique item.

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley : $45 : http://bit.ly/d24QfA

By Aleister Crowley and David Curwen, Edited and with an Introduction by Henrik Bogdan and a Foreword by Tony Matthews. Hardcover, sewn, printed on acid-free paper. Edition limited to 777 numbered copies.

From the publisher:

In September 1944, a fifty-one year old Londoner named David Curwen wrote to Aleister Crowley, initiating a correspondence that would last several years. While Curwen approached Crowley with deference, the relationship that evolved between them was a complex one that defied the accepted parameters of the student-teacher nexus. For David Curwen was no newcomer to the study of the occult, and Crowley soon discovered that the flow of knowledge would not be simply one way. In particular Crowley was tantalized by the deep understanding of the principals of tantra that Curwen had acquired during the course of many years study under a mysterious guru.

At Crowley’s urging Curwen joined the O.T.O., but he remained skeptical of many of “the Beast’s” claims, and the two ultimately parted company on strained terms. However, Curwen retained his interest in the occult, and in later life he devoted himself to the study of alchemy, publishing the results of his researches pseudonymously in the book In Pursuit of Gold, a work that many believe to be the most significant study ever published of practical alchemy.

In addition to reproducing all of the surviving correspondence between the pair, Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley includes an important biographical Foreword by David Curwen’s grandson, Tony Matthews. The letters themselves have been edited and annotated by the scholar of Crowley and Western esotericism, Henrik Bogdan, who has also contributed an illuminating Introduction that gives context to the relationship between Crowley and Curwen, as well as exploring the history of their interest in sexual occultism and tantra, and the influence that they had in Kenneth Grant.

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley edited by Henrik Bogdan

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley, edited by Henrik Bogdan : $45

Perdurabo Readings

Richard Kaczynski reads from 'Perdurabo' in episode 8 of Speech in the Silence podcast

Speech in the Silence Podcast

Don’t miss Richard Kaczynski reading two passages from the newly expanded and revised Perdurabo on the Speech in the Silence podcast, episode #8.

About this new edition, Dr. Marco Pasi (Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics) writes:

“Dr. Kaczynski has been able to uncover a host of previously unexplored sources which cast new light on Crowley’s life and works. Some are presented here for the first time in this revised edition. It is an achievement that deserves praise and I am sure the book . . . will be used by scholars and students for many years to come as an indispensable reference work.”

Avant-garde jazz musician John Zorn also praises this volume:

“Meticulously researched and brilliantly written, Perdurabo is a revealing and unflinching look at the complex, enigmatic and always controversial figure known to us as Aleister Crowley. . . . Kaczynski has written one of the most enjoyable and riveting reads in recent memory. Newly revised and expanded this is the definitive Crowley biography.”

As a reminder, this book is now available for pre-order:

Perdurabo hardcover : $20 : http://bit.ly/d7bmsW

This will be available August 10, 2010, but is available now for pre-order.

The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.

Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., is the author of The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, editor/annotator of a forthcoming edition of Crowley’s Sword of Song, and co-editor with Hymenaeus Beta of The Revival of Magick and Other Essays. He has been a student of the Western hermetic tradition since 1978, and has lectured internationally on these topics since 1990. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines (High Times, The Magical Link, Neshamah, Cheth, Mezlim, Eidolon, Different Worlds) and books (Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema, The Golden Dawn Sourcebook, Rebels and Devils, People of the Earth). A research scientist and statistician with the VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center, Kaczynski is also affiliated with Yale University’s School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry). He lives in Ellicott City, MD.

Golden Twigs

Golden Twigs by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs : $32 : http://amzn.to/bh8yzm

Eight tales by Crowley, dramatizing mythical and legendary themes drawn from J. G. Frazer’s The Golden Bough.

The Drug and Other Stories

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley : £2.99 : http://bit.ly/b5bIiX

With an introduction by William Breeze and a foreword by David Tibet.

This volume brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875–1947). Crowley was a successful critic, editor and author of fiction from 1908 to 1922, and his short stories are long overdue for discovery. Of the forty-nine stories in the present volume, only thirty were published in his lifetime. Most of the rest appear here for the first time.

Like their author, Crowley’s stories are fun, smart, witty, thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling. They are set in places he had lived and knew well: Belle Epoque Paris, Edwardian London, pre-revolutionary Russia and America during the first World War. The title story ‘The Drug’ stands as one of the first—if not the first—accounts of a psychedelic experience. His ‘Black and Silver’ is a knowing early noir discovery that anticipates an entire genre. ‘Atlantis’ is a masterpiece of occult fantasy, a dark satire that can stand with Samuel Butler’s Erewhon. Frank Harris considered ‘The Testament of Magdalen Blair’ the most terrifying tale ever written.

Extensive editorial end-notes give full details about the stories.

The Poem of Hashish, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish, by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley : $5.99 : http://bit.ly/aSdW7S

Translated from the French by Aleister Crowley for The Equinox, March 1910. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), author of the 1857 collection of poetry Les Fleurs du Mal, participated in the infamous “Club des Hachichins” along with such literary figures as Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas and Honoré de Balzac in the 1840s. In this essay he recounts his observations of the effects of the herb, along with his critical evaluation of the spiritual and moral dangers of hashish.

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