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Magick Without Tears is a personal encyclopedia of magickal instruction, annotated by experience and explained in unguarded language. Crowley covers: how to use the Qabalah as a tool rather than merely as a system of reference; the symbols of magick; etymology and its philosophy; the three major schools of magick--white, black and yellow--their approach to life and use of power; hints for meditation and astral projection; the I Ching; The Book of the Law; the Tarot; Astrology; the importance of talismans, lamens and pentacles; how to distinguish prophecy from coincidence; etc.; etc.
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Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), also known as 'The Great Beast' and the 'Wickedest Man in the World,' was one of the most profound students of Magick, Qabalah and yoga psychology. His vast influence reaches through all modern occultism. He is widely recognized as the first Western investigator to give initiation a truly scientific method. In reconciling occultism to physical science, mathematics and philosophy, Crowley achieved a lasting synthesis that remains unsurpassed for depth of insight and comprehensiveness.
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Book Description O.T.O, Nashville, Tennessee, 1983. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. First Thus. "Being the Oriflame Vol. VI, No. 3.originally conceived as a series of letters answering questions from beginners on Magick, mysticism, the work of occult orders, the techniques of the Masters, & the philosophy of Thelema." Orig. published in 1954 by Karl J. Germer, Crowley's successor (he had died in 1947) as Outer Head of the O.T.O. (Society Ordo Templi Orientis International), Germer died mysteriously in 1962, naming Marcelo Motta as his successor, though he did not learn of his status for 11 years, during which time Crowley's works were "shamelessly pirated" by Francis Regardie. The present volume represents the Original uncut version of this book, with 15,000 words that had been excised completely restored. It also contains commentary by Motta, as well as an essay, "Intelligence Services are Not Intelligent,'' which details the history of the O.T.O. since its founder's death & various attempts (eg, by the CIA & the Vatican) to destroy the Order. Published on 22 Dec. 1983, it is the First Printing of this new unexpurgated edition (First, Thus), & the condition is Fantastic! From a local collector's estate, whose books all look like they were just kept on the shelf & never opened, we have graded it Near Fine: internally, it is completely clean, binding strong & straight; pages white. NO writing, highlighting, or underlining; NOT ex-lib. Externally, it shows extremely slight shelfwear & a tiny bit of discoloration (yellowing) to white covers. Please see our photos--they show the Exact book you will receive from us, not "stock" images! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day. Seller Inventory # 014501