Liber Aleph Vel Cxi: The Book of Wisdom or Folly [Aleister Crowley] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Liber Aleph Vel CXI has ratings and 6 reviews. by Aleister Crowley The Vision and the Voice by Aleister Crowley The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley. LIBER ALEPH CXI. THE BOOK OF WISDOM OR FOLLY. An extended and elaborate commentary on the Book of the Law, in the form of a letter.

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Theadded to Crowley’s own numberproduced the number of this magical son, For even now we find great Churchmen, Statesmen, Princes, Dramamakers, and many lesser Men, overwhelmed utterly and ruined by the conflict between their Passions and the Society about them.

Learn first that as the Aleisster of the Mind standeth before the Soul and hindereth its Manifestation in consciousness, so also the gross physical Will is the Creator of the Dreams of common Men, and as in Meditation thou doest libfr every Thought by mating it with its Opposite, so must thou cleanse thyself by a full and perfect Satisfaction of that bodily will in the Way of Chastity and Holiness which has been revealed unto thee in thy Initiation. Spider Goddess rated it really liked it Feb 11, His language is very hard to understand if you are not very deep into Thelema practices, so I had some troubles reading most of his books.

Want to Read saving…. Liber Aleph vel CXI: They live, according to their own Nature, without Desire, and they oppose no Resistance to the Operations of Time. Adley Nichols rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Now know this also that at the End of that secret Way lieth a Garden wherein is a Rest House prepared for thee.

The deep, constitutional, or predisposing Cause of Dreams lieth within the Jurisdiction of the Will itself. The book consists of short epistles on the philosophy of ThelemaCrowley’s own ethical system of occult magic. This Way is most sure; most sacred; and the Enemies thereof most awful, most sublime. Learn then, o my Son, that all Phenomena are the effect of Conflict, even as the Universe itself is a Nothing expressed as the Difference of two Equalities, or, an thou wilt, as the Divorce of Nuit and Hadit.

Compare, o my Son, with this Doctrine that which was taught thee in the Sanctuary of the Gnosis concerning the Death of the Righteous; and learn moreover that these are but particular Cases of an Universal Formula. Yet is this Adaptation but Defence for the most Part, or at the best Subterfuge and Stratagem in the Tactics of thy Life, with but an accidental and subordinate Relation to thy true Will, whereof by Consciousness and by Reason thou mayst be ignorant, unless by Fortune great and rare thou be already harmonized in thyself, the Outer with the Inner, which Grace is not common among Men, and is the Reward of previous Attainment.


Written as a series of letters from Crowley to his ‘magical son’ and supposed heir, Frater Achad, which is just as useful to anyone who considers themselves heirs of the tradition of Thelema. But this once accomplished, that particular Complex is destroyed, or sublimated for ever. Julien rated it really liked it May 30, Quite a difficult read.

Damien rated it liked it Jun 24, Published June 1st by Weiser Books first published Thus the Loves of Abelard and of Heloise were destroyed by the System of Repression in which they chanced to move. It is not the Spontaneity thereof which worketh Woe, but some Repression in the Environment.

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Maxime Daher rated it really liked it Jun 16, So too the Lover findeth no more Joy in Union with his Mistress, so soon as the original Attraction between them is satisfied by repeated Conjunctions. Thus his half grain of Morphia, which first opened his Gates of Heaven, is nothing worth to the Self-poisoner after a Year of daily Practice.

This is not casual reading and it alep not a crowoey you read once. More craziness from Uncle Al, the kiddies’ pal The Tendencies of thy Mind lie deeper far than any Thought, for they are the Conditions and the Laws of Thought; and it is these that thou must bring to Nought.

Consider the placid and ruminent Existence of such Persons as read little, are removed from worldy Struggle by some sufficient Property of small and unexciting Value, stably invested, and by Age and Environment are free from Passion.

Liber Aleph Vel Cxi by Crowley, Aleister

Travel also much in the Empyrean in the Body of Light, seeking ever Abodes more fiery and lucid. But all these are, in our mystical Sense, Poisons; that is, we take two Things diverse and opposite, binding them together so that they are compelled to unite; qleph the Orgasm of each Marriage is an Ecstasy, the Lower dissolving in the Higher. Rick rated it it was amazing Sep 25, That which repels, that which disgusts, must thou assimilate in this Way of Wholeness.

Understand, o my Son, in thy Youth, these Words which some wise One, now nameless, spake of old; except ye become crow,ey little Children ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.


Is it not the most transcendent of all the Wisdoms of this Cosmos, that no two Beings are alike? And who shall follow them? Yet rest not in the Joy of the Destruction of each complex in thy Nature, but press on to that ultimate Marriage with the Universe whose Consummation shall destroy thee utterly, leaving only that Aleeister which was before the Beginning.

Those who avoid Pain physical or mental remain little Men, and there is no Virtue in them. If thine excretory System do its Function not at its fullest, there come Poisons in the Blood, and the Consciousness is modified by the conflicts or Marriages between the elements heterogeneous. Finally, exercise constantly the Eight Limbs of Yoga.

Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic. Thelemite texts Works by Aleister Crowley. For we are born into a World which is in Bondage to Ideals; to them we are perforce fitted, even as the Enemies to the Bed of Procrustes. Morrigan Aensland rated it it was amazing Mar 08, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Feb 21, Teleri rated it it was ok Shelves: Consider well thy conscious Thoughts and Acts, for they are under the Dominion of thy Will, and moved in Accord with the Operation of thy Reason; this indeed is a necessary work, enabling to comprehend in what manner thou mayst adjust thyself to thine Environment. Though the book was not published until some time after its writing init is considered one of the forefont commentaries on Crowley’s teachings.

Say not then that this Way is contrary to Nature, and that in Simplicity of Satisfaction of thy Needs is perfection of thy Path.

Anabela Costa rated it it was amazing Jan 25, So then, lest thou in thine Ignorance take the false Way, and divigate, must thou learn thine own particular and peculiar Nature in its Relation to all others.

Keith rated it it was aleistrr Aug 27, For to thee, who hast aspired, it is thy Nature to perform the Great Work, and this is the final Dissolution of the Cosmos.