Archive for February, 2010

Perdurabo expanded

Perdurabo by Richard Kaczynski

Perdurabo on 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 Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans,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.

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Thoth Tarot in stock at Amazon.com

Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley

Thoth Tarot: $15

Thoth Tarot : $15 : http://bit.ly/bWUFTw

Good news for those of you using Amazon Prime. Amazon.com now has the small U.S. Games Thoth Tarot deck in stock and is selling them for a very good price.

The magnificent Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck contains the kabbalistic and astrological attributions described in Aleister Crowley’s The Book Of Thoth. Small 80-card deck, including 3 versions of the Magus card, with instructions and bonus full-color spread sheet.

Crowley Collection Sale

Aleister Crowley Books at Germ Books

Germ Books Crowley Collection

Crowley Collection at Germ Books : http://bit.ly/bA8qnh

Germ Books just uploaded a collection of Crowley books for sale, including 777, Konx Om Pax, I Ching, The Vision & The Voice, Vol 2 of  Collected Works, and more at great prices.

About the bookseller: GERM Books + Gallery began out of a need for a truly alternative independent bookstore that would provide access to ideologically unpopular books; books that address difficult social topics; books that don’t cater to the lockstep mentality of the current counterculture; and books that reveal who our true masters are: The UFO Overlords. GERM also has a fine selection of classic and contemporary literature, esoteric writings, conspiracy theories, UFO books, science fiction (specializing in Alt-History, Post-Apocalypse and Cyberpunk), psychology, poetry, preparedness, hippie lit, hipster lit, and the obligatory fringe bookstore titles.

The Art of Aleister Crowley: $23

An Old Master: The Art of Aleister Crowley

An Old Master: The Art of Aleister Crowley: $23

An Old Master: The Art of Aleister Crowley : $23 : http://thelemamedia.com/

This is the official catalogue for the largest exhibition of Aleister Crowley’s art to date, held in London in 1998 e.v.

A4 size, 32 pages, featuring 47 color illustrations of paintings and drawings by Aleister Crowley, with essays by Martin P. Starr and Karl Nierendorf.

Also available:

The Master Therion (Fine Art Print) : $60

Facsimile reproduction of the original 1918 e.v. self-portrait by Aleister Crowley, from a numbered limited edition of 666 prints.

Measures 35cm x 49cm (13.75″ x 19.25″), printed on heavy stock, shipped flat.

Peintures Inconnues d’Aleister Crowley: €19

Peintures Inconnues d'Aleister Crowley: la Collection de Palerme

Peintures Inconnues d'Aleister Crowley: €19

Peintures Inconnues : http://bit.ly/av1F1J : €19

This French-language paperback has all 16 paintings from the Palermo Collection, recently discovered and exhibited in Paris. In addition to the 16 full-color pages, this includes writings of Marco Pasi, William Breeze, Giuseppe Di Liberti, Alessandra Sandrolini, and Kenneth Anger. We hasten to repeat, it’s in French.

Rough translation of the description on the back of the book:

Founder of a new religion, magician, poet, painter, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) settled in the 1920s in Cefalù, where he founded the Abbey of Thelema. The series of paintings presented here, from an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, was discovered some years ago in a village near Cefalù. The exhibition expressed the importance of image and symbol in Occult. It includes studies of the Thoth Tarot, designed by Crowley twenty years later (1938 to 1942). Between visions and dreamlike hallucinations, a  psychotropic utopia of a primitive paradise, all of Crowley’s work has influenced the counter-culture and even pop music. The discovery of these paintings is the opportunity to examine the complexity of Crowley’s legacy.

La description originale en français:

Fondateur d’une nouvelle religion, magicien, poète, peintre, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) s’installe dans les années 1920 à Cefalù, où il fonde son Abbaye de Théléma. La série de peintures présentées ici, objet d’une exposition au Palais de Tokyo, a été découverte il y a quelques années dans un village proche de Cefalù. Elle explicite l’importance de l’image et du symbole dans le domaine occulte. Son étude atteste entre autres de son lien avec le jeu de Thoth, tarot conçu par Crowley vingt ans plus tard (1938- 1942). Entre visions oniriques et hallucinations psychotropes, utopie d’un paradis primitif, l’ensemble de l’oeuvre de Crowley a influencé la contre-culture autant que la musique pop. La découverte de ces peintures est l’occasion d’interroger la complexité de cet héritage.

Thoth Deck back in stock at U.S. Games

Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot

Thoth Tarot: $16-$25

Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot : $16-25 : http://bit.ly/aYY5S4

U.S. Games has four different decks in stock, including the three U.S. Games editions (the large size deck shown at left) as well as the pocket-sized AGM printing.

The magnificent Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck contains the kabbalistic and astrological attributions described in Aleister Crowley’s The Book Of Thoth.

See also our previous post where the other AGM editions can be found at great prices.

Crowley Books 40% off at New Falcon

Aleister Crowley's Illustrated Goetia

40% off at New Falcon

Goetia, Enochian, & Eye in the Triangle : 40% off : http://bit.ly/cmOPfX

Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia: $11.97
Enochian World of Aleister Crowley: $11.97
Eye in the Triangle: A Life of Aleister Crowley: $14.97