Three Hands Press, 2015. Numerous illustrations accompany the text and essays in both color and black and white. A ROSE VEILED IN BLACK is the second volume in Three Hands Press' Western Esotericism in Context series which began with the 2014 volume, HANDS OF APOSTASY. This new work gathers together twelve essays and rituals on The Lady Babalon by scholars, practitioners, and allies of Thelema, dedicated wholly to the manifest contemplation of Her Mystery. Exploring the occult themes of sacrifice, magical liberation, prophecy, witchcraft, and abomination, it offers a splendid discourse on this important and often neglected aspect of Thelemic Studies. The written works are enhanced with original and visionary art from contemporary practitioners. 264 pages. Tall octavo.
Produced in the same large high quality format as the first two issues, and also printed on a variety of custom papers, being richly illustrated throughout in color and monochrome. A potpourri of esoteric and magickal essays, poetry, significant interviews, and wide range of the arts, including works by Uccello, Bertiaux, Bransford, Lambert, Caruso, Hannant, and others. 176 pages. Tall quarto. For the first time featured in this issue: Aleister Crowley: The Palermo Collection Special Feature [A group of newly discovered paintings by Aleister Crowley that were exhibited briefly at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2008] Supporting work: Caves of Sorcerers: The American Beginnings of Crowley’s Art by William Breeze; Crowley The Painter in Cefalù and the Origins of the Palermo Collection by Giuseppe Di Liberti; Aleister Crowley, Painting, and the Works from the Palermo Collection by Marco Pasi; and An Inventory of the Palermo Collection Compiled by Marco Pasi. Pam Grossman, Associate Editor.
Aleister's personal and philosophical observations at the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans, circa World War I. Absinthe is a green liqueur with an anise or licorice taste. It's high alcohol content made it popular with a number of literary figures. It is now banned in most countries due to the liqueur's toxicity. Hand bound. Crowley - Thelema series XII.
With illustrated endpapers, color frontispiece, and a full color dust jacket designed by Steffi Grant. 142 pages. Octavo. Kenneth Grant began writing the novel in the mid 1980s. He developed it in order to explore, in a fictional setting, many of the themes of ‘The Book of the Spider’. The original intention was that Against the Light be published before The Ninth Arch, and this was achieved in 1997. Now that the Ninth Arch itself is to be republished later this year, it is fitting that the publication of Against the Light again precedes it. This new edition of Against the Light has been re-set, and incorporates the corrections and additions which Kenneth Grant noted in his copy of the 1997 edition. New illustrated endpapers have been designed to include diary entries by the author from 1985 when the novel was started. Also, some early plot notes; the first draft of a cover blurb from 1995; and a gloss where Grant gives the meaning of symbols on the front of the dust-jacket, and a colored frontispiece that reproduces the bust of Mephistopheles, a mysterious and compelling figure, which is an integral feature of this novel, and which appears elsewhere in Grant’s work
Aleister Crowley considered AHA! "my greatest magical poem." This profoundly esoteric work highlights the two central experiences of the Path of the Wise-the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing of the Abyss. It also marks Crowley's final acceptance of the mysteries of The Book of the Law, and offers his overview of Initiation and the techniques by which Spiritual Enlightenment may be achieved.
Aleister Crowley’s appeal on the level of popular culture has been well catered for by a number of biographies that have appeared in recent years, but the more intellectual side to him, which is equally fascinating, has not received so much serious treatment. Crowley, a Modern Master is neither an account of his life, nor a straightforward presentation of his teaching, but an attempt to place him clearly in the context of modern ideas as well as a number of older traditions.
Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune were two of the most controversial and influential magicians of their day. Crowley was regarded by many as a creature of the night whose soul was admittedly streaked with brilliance; Fortune was seen as one of the Shining Ones, who nevertheless wrestled with her own darkness. Between them they produced some of the best books on occultism ever written, and their influence upon contemporary magicians has been profound, though often unrecognized.
This book contains a critical study of Aleister Crowley's system of sexual magick and its affmities with the ancient Tantric rites of Kali, the dark goddess of blood and dissolution represented in Crowley's Cult as the Scarlet Woman. It is an attempt to supply a key to the work of an Adept whose vast knowledge of occultism was unsurpassed by any previous Western authority. I have emphasized the similarity between Crowley's Cult of Thelema and Tantra because the present wave of interest in the Tantric System makes it probable that readers will be able to assess more fully the importance of Crowley's contribution to occultism in general and to the Magical Path in particular.
The Treasure House of Images is an exquisite work, containing hymns to the signs of the zodiac and the Sun. In Crowley’s Confessions, he described it as some of the most remarkable prose ever written and an astonishing achievement in symbolism.
The history of the magical battle that Crowley ignited as he sought to win control of the Second Order of the Golden Dawn. Included are a number of the official documents that were issued as fallout from the events and excerpts from Crowley's diary from that period.