ALEISTER CROWLEY

Writings by Aleister Crowley and his disciples and scholars. Biographies, critiques and occult text-books.

Aleister Crowley, the self-styled Mega Therion, Great Beast 666, was an occult practitioner and mystic who believed he had received a new religious dispensation from an alien entity through an audibly dictated Holy Book 'The Book of the Law' ( Liber Al vel Legis ).

He spent the remainder of his life in literary and artistic pursuits intended to spread his new religio-occult system into areas of influence around the world in an attempt to implement the political-religious tenets of the teachings of Thelema as given in the Book of the Law.

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[CROWLEY Aleister] ADAMS Evangeline 
Astrology Your Place in the Sun
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Adams was the leading popular astrologer in the USA at the beginning of the twentieth century, and Aleister Crowley claimed she had used his collaborative work without recognition.
With interesting vignettes and chapter heading designs.
horoscopes, zodiac, sun signs

VG- hardback with no dust jacket, foxed prelims, lightly rubbed edges and corners
$125 C/C
Harrap 1928 first edition, decorative cloth xiii 343pp.
[#5291 ]



[CROWLEY Aleister] ADAMS Evangeline 
Astrology Your place among the Stars
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Adams was the leading popular astrologer in the USA at the beginning of the twentieth century, and this work was either a collaboration with Aleister Crowley, or plagiarised, depending on your bias.
A new edition was recently reissued by OTO scholars pointing out Crowley's contribution.
This copy is a large facsimile of the original.
horoscopes, zodiac, sun signs

VG hardback with VG dust jacket, bookseller labels to endpapers, white out over name, jacket has minor chipping to edges and is price clipped.
$65 C/D
Dodd Mead twenty fourth printing of 1930 original edition, xiv 526pp.
[#5292 ]

G+ hardback, decorative cloth a little soiled, a few pages have tidy yellow highlighting, minor water stain to closed fore edge
$35 C/C
Dodd Mead twenty first printing of 1930 original edition, xiv 526pp [#2455 ]



CROWLEY Aleister edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant 
Aleister Crowley, The Complete Astrological Writings
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Includes; A Treatise on Astrology (Liber536), How Horoscopes are Faked, Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia.
ISBN0715613316
occult, astrology, thelema,

G+ softback, with reading wear to covers, pen name to first page
$45 C/B
Duckworth 1979 first thus softback edition, ix 224pp.
[#2771 ]



CROWLEY Aleister edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant 
Aleister Crowley, The Complete Astrological Writings
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Includes; A Treatise on Astrology (Liber536), How Horoscopes are Faked, Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia.
ISBN0715608061
occult, astrology, thelema,

VG+ hardback, with VG+ dust jacket.
Some faint pencil notes to endpapers
$95 C/B
Duckworth 1988 second impression of the hardback edition, ix 224pp.
[#2772 ]



CROWLEY Aleister and Frieda Harris (illustrator) 
The Book of Thoth
A short essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians (The Equinox Volume III Number V.)
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A Thelemic interpretation of the Tarot by Crowley.
Includes the Theory of the Tarot, descriptions of the Court Cards, Small Cards and the Trumps.
8 colour plates.
ISBN0877282684
tarocchi, OTO, thelema, tarot, divination, occult

VG softback
$25 C/C
Samuel Weiser 1993, 287pp.
[#2730 ]



CROWLEY Aleister and Frieda Harris (illustrator) 
The Book of Thoth
A short essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians (The Equinox Volume III Number V.)
Rare Level Press edition.
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A Thelemic interpretation of the Tarot by Crowley.
Includes the Theory of the Tarot, descriptions of the Court Cards, Small Cards and the Trumps.
8 colour plates.
ISBN0877282684
tarocchi, OTO, thelema, tarot, divination, occult, collectable

G+ softback with edge wear and some soiling. Water mark to fore edge of prelims (before page 1). A few instances of minor pen notation.
$45 C/B
Level Press 1974, xii 247pp.
[#2773 ]



CROWLEY Aleister edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant 
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley
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The 6 parts of Crowley's 'Autohagiography', the autobiography of a saint, from his birth up to his expulsion from the Abbey of Thelema in Sicily.
ISBN9780140191899
666, OTO, aleister crowley, biography, occult

G+ large paper back with some cover wear.
$85 B/D
Arkana 1989 first softback edition, 960pp.
[#3800 ]



CROWLEY Aleister edited by Francis King 
Crowley on Christ
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Rare first edition thus after a limited typescript of 1953, which was originally titled The Gospel According to Bernard Shaw.
Crowley's wit and intellect on George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion, the Gospels, Jesus of Nazareth and Christianity in general.
ISBN0852071310
Aleister Crowley, Ordo Templi Orientis, Mysticism, Spirituality, Christ, Jesus, Thelema

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket. The unclipped jacket has small closed tear at top of front panel which has been repaired on the reverse with archival tape. Free end paper has bookshop stamp, and the title page has a small bookseller label stuck on to it.
$195 C/C
C W Daniel 1974 First Edition, 232pp.
[#3564 ]





CROWLEY Aleister ; John Symonds and Kenneth Grant 
The Magical Record of the Beast 666
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The Diaries of Aleister Crowley 1914-1920, edited and annotated by John Symonds the literary executor, and Kenneth Grant, the unofficial successor as head of the OTO in Britain.
Iincludes REX DE ARTE REGIA, Crowley's record of Sex Magic workings 1914-1918.
The first reissue after the 1972 first edition, red stiff paper wrappers with the unicursal hexagram and Star of Babalon design.
ISBN0715612085
Ordo Templi Orientis, OTO, O.T.O., Thelema, Occult

FINE softback.
Quality (not news print) paper, folded, sewn and perfect bound, suitable for binding into custom case as the sheets have not been trimmed at the spine.
$245 C/C
Duckworth London 1983 second edition, xv, 326pp.
[# 4149]



CROWLEY Aleister 
Magick in Theory and Practice
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Castle books facsimile of the original first Subscribers edition sheets.
Undated but research leads me to believe this is the 1960 first edition by this publisher due to the publishers price of $10 on the dust jacket flap.
oto, thelema, ritual magic, occult

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket.
Light blue papered boards. Complete dust jacket is purple with black and white designs etc. worn, with some closed tears, now under a plastic sleeve.
A bookshop stamp to fep, two pages (pp 383 & 384) have pen notation one minor the other has the blank bottom half of a page filled with the explanation of ARARITA in pen, the other note seems to be revising the lesser hexagram ritual to southern hemisphere use.
$125 C/C
Castle Books (1960) first thus printing, xxvii 436 pp.
[#4148 ]



CROWLEY Aleister edited by Hymenaeus Beta and Richard Kaczynski 
The Revival of Magick and Other Essays
(Oriflamme 2)
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A selection of essays by Aleister Crowley on various topics, magickal, philosophical, political and Thelemic.
Humanity First, The Revival of Magick, The Camel, The Soul of the Desert, A Hindu at the Polo Grounds, Three Great Hoaxes of the War, Mystics and their Little Ways, On Thelema, Gilles de Rais, A Lecture on the Philosophy of Magick, and more.
Rare collection.
ISBN1561841331
thelema, aleister crowley, philosophy

VG+ softback
$145 C/B
New Falcon and OTO 1998 first edition, 240pp.
[#2735 ]



CROWLEY Aleister with Victor B Neuberg and Mary Desti 
The Vision and Voice - With Commentary and Other Papers

Being The Equinox Volume 4, Number 2. The Collected Diaries of Aleister Crowley 1909-1914 e.v.
In 1909, Crowley received and wrote down his visions in the Sahara. In them, he gives an account of crossing the Abyss and attaining the grade of Master of the Temple. The core of this book is a record of his visions of the 30 Aethyres of the Enochian Magick developed by John Dee and Edward Kelley. It includes Crowley's own diagrams and the original typescript of the Commentaries. There is also a record of Crowley's magical work conducted with Victor B. Neuberg, and includes the "Esoteric Record of the Paris Working" as well as "The Holy Hymns to the Great Gods of Heaven". ISBN0877289069
FIRST EDITION in softcovers. N.B. this is NOT the Red Wheel edition.

VG softback, edges curled, incense aroma
$350 B/C
Samuel Weiser 1998, xiv 452 pp. [#2769 ]





GOLDING Louis 
The Camberwell Beauty
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A novel about black magic and infatuation.
One of the characters, who runs a mystical retreat in Sicily, is based upon Aleister Crowley.
magic, novel, fiction, italy

VG- hardback with no dust jacket, top corner a little bumped. Paper stock age browned.
$35 C/B
Hutchinson 1953 first printing in the Collected Edition. 272pp.
[#3875 ]



HUTCHINSON Roger 
Aleister Crowley, the Beast Demystified
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A biography the the Beast 666, the Prophet of the Age of Horus and one who led a very flamboyant life.
Poet, mountaineer, explorer, magician and addict.
ISBN9781845961329
666, OTO, thelema

VG paperback, paper scar to inside of rear cover
$20 C/B
Mainstream Publishing 2006, 220pp.
[#3874 ]



PARSONS, John Whiteside (Jack Parsons)
Edited by Cameron Parsons and Hymenaeus Beta.
 
Freedom Is A Two Edged Sword and Other Essays (Oriflamme 1)
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Jack Parsons was a rocket scientist, an occultist and a member of Crowley's magical order, being the head of Agape Lodge O.T.O.. His eloquent writings on the human condition convey passion, intelligence and deep conviction.
Includes, Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword, On Magick, Basic Magick: Fundamental Theory and Practice, The Gnostic Creed, The Gnostic Doctrine, Manifesto of the Witchcraft, The Star of Babalon.
Edited by the then head of the OTO, and also Parson's widow, this rare book explains his philosophy and magickal aims.
"Freedom Is A Two-Edged Sword of which one edge is liberty and the other responsibility, on which both edges are exceedingly sharp".
ISBN0941404005
Crowley, Thelema, first edition

VG- softback, glue perished and some pages detached, tiny area blacked out to first page.
Otherwise excellent copy.
$250 C/B
OTO/Falcon Press 1989 RARE first edition with complete number line, 94+2pp.
[#3527 ]





PSYCHONAUT (Michael W. Ford) 
Liber Al Vel Legis
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The Book Of The Law by Aleister Crowley was recorded by Psychonaut during March-April 1998 at Alamut Studios in Indianapolis, IN.
This is a limited edition pressing of 500 copies as an audio CD.
Michael utilized Crowley's instructions on discipline, yoga and will to master the self.
During this working, the Holy Guardian Angel was revealed to Michael during the recordings and mixing of the work.
Electronic, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Tribal, occult, music

As New digipak audio CD.
$55 C/A
Athanor, France 2001. 75 minutes (ATNR 013)
[#3621 ]



THE ROYAL FAMILY AND THE POOR (Mike Keane) 
Songs For The Children Of Baphomet
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A Musickal Celebration on The Theme Of Magick & A Tribute To The Life & Works Of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)
Special limited edition of 2000 hand numbered copies & individually hand-finished booklet. THIS COPY #253
Electronic, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Tribal, occult, music

As New gemcased audio CD. Crack to base of case.
$55 C/A
Gaia Communications, U.K. 2001, (GAIA 004)
[#3622 ]



SPENCE Richard B. 
Secret Agent 666 : Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult
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Crowley The Great Beast, has been the subject of several biographies, some painting him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have looked seriously at his career as an agent of British Intelligence. Using documents gleaned from British, American, French, and Italian archives, Spence sensationally reveals that Crowley played a major role in the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the government of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess. Spence claims that a great many of Crowley's acquaintances were themselves associated with the intelligence apparatus, and believes his mysticism was a perfect cover for espionage.
ISBN9781932595338
OTO, politics, MI5, MI6, Viereck, Nazi, Occult

VG+ softback
$30 C/C
Feral House 2008 first edition, 288pp.
[#3530 ]





ST CLAIR David  
Bloodline

The blood descendants of Aleister Crowley get together for some Black Magic and Human Sacrifice!
Shlock horror by an author who has also delved into occult non-fiction. Little actual basis in fact here though! ISBN 055213323X

VG+ paperback $10 A/B Corgi 1989 first edition, paperback, 352pp. [PB1388 occult fiction ]




SUSTER Gerald   The Legacy of the Beast The Life, Work and Influence of Aleister Crowley
VG light handling wear $30 C/C Weiser 1989 first US edition, softcover, 229pp + photo section. ISBN 0877286973 [#2139 occult]

SYMONDS John 
The Great Beast
The Life of Aleister Crowley, The Great Beast 666 (second impression of first edition)

The groundbreaking biography of The Great Beast 666, Prophet of the Aeon of Horus etc.
Written by his literary executor who had full access to his papers and diaries etc.
Symonds later expanded and revised some of this material in subsequent books.
Mainly deals with Crowley's childhood and university/ Golden Dawn days, less on O.T.O. Thelemic system but as to be expected covers the reception of the Book of the Law etc.

VG- hardback with faint wear to joints, pencil inscription to fep, some foxing, mainly to page margins. No dust jacket.
$75 C/C
Rider 1951 second impression, blue cloth 8vo, 316pp + plates.
[Item# 38 OCC ]



SYMONDS John 
The Great Beast

The Life of Aleister Crowley, The Great Beast 666.
Cover art by Cy Webb. Panther 612

VG paperback with minor handling wear to covers. Binding opened halfway through book but all pages holding well.
$40 A/A
Panther 1956 FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION, 320 pages.
[PB1383 occult ]




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