Liber Aleph Vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly, In The Form An Epistle Of 666, The Great Wild Beast To His Son 777

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2011 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Liber Aleph vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly" is the title of "The Equinox", volume III, number VI, by Aleister Crowley. The book is written in the form of an epistle to his magical son, Charles Stansfeld Jones. The book consists of 208 short epistles on the philosophy of Thelema, Crowley's own ethical system of occult magic. Though the book was not published until some time after its writing in 1918, it is considered one of the forefont commentaries on Crowley's teachings. The arcane style was probably either inspired by the short epistolary style of Heinrich Agrippa's "De Occulta Philosophia" or the introduction to "The Book of the Sacred Magic". The number 111 given to the title refers to the numerical value of the Hebrew letter "Aleph" spelt in full which in Hermetic teachings corresponds to the first Tarot trump The Fool. The 111, added to Crowley's own number 666, produced the number of this magical son, 777.

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ISBN 10:  0877287295 ISBN 13:  9780877287292
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser, 1991
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