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Liber AL vel Legis, Centennial Edition : $14

Liber AL vel Legis Centennial Edition

Liber AL vel Legis Centennial Edition : $14

Liber AL vel Legis: The Book of the Law, Centennial Hardback Edition : $14 : http://amzn.to/f6Zbny

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” This oft-misunderstood phrase, which forms the basis for Crowley’s practice of Magick, is found in The Book of the Law. Dictated to Crowley in Cairo between noon and 1 pm on three success days in April 1904, the Book of the Law is the source book and key for Crowley students and for the occult in general.

Since 2004 The Book of the Law has been available in this deluxe, hardcover edition, fittingly issued in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Liber AL vel Legis‘s transmission to Crowley.

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.

Powell’s 20% Off

Powell's Books

Powell's Books

Sign up for Powell’s online newsletter and get 20% off : http://bit.ly/cMf8Vq

Powell’s Books has a decent selection of Crowley titles, including several already at great used prices. Need to pick up a few things for yourself or a friend? Get a nice discount and support the greatest independent bookstore in the world.

Perdurabo, expanded, revised, and SIGNED!

Perdurabo SIGNED : $25 : http://bit.ly/d7pmPW

This is an incredible price at $5 less than retail for the new book, and it’s SIGNED!

Perdurabo. The Life of Aleister Crowley, by Richard Kaczynski. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 2010. Revised and Expanded Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. viii + 706pp. Black cloth with silver gilt-stamped author and title to spine. References, notes and index. Illustrations. The new edition of Richard Kaczynski’s highly regarded biography of Aleister Crowley. The revisions are substantial and this new edition has been widely lauded as the best Crowley biography to date, with many speculating that it will come to be seen as the definitive study of “the Beast.” NEW BOOK, Fine in Fine dustjacket.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.