Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God (Hardcover) 2021

Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God (Hardcover) 2021
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London: Starfire Publishing, 2021. Limited Enhanced Edition of 600 copies. A FINE CLOTH COPY IN FINE DUST JACKET. This enhanced edition has a frontispiece, a twenty-page section of plates, illustrated endpapers, a full-color dust jacket designed by Steffi Grant, and a much-needed index compiled by Mr. Michael Staley. Chapter headings include the Scarlet Woman; the Tantric Element of the OTO; Dream Control by Sexual Magick; Sabbatic Wine & the Devil's Graal; the Witches Sabbath & the Reincarnation of Primal Obsessions; Atavisms. Includes reproductions of works by Frieda Harris and Austin Osman Spare, and for the first time, in color. Corrected and edited by Michael Staley. 253 pages, indexed.

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.