THIS IS TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY NEW BOOK
HAS FINALLY BEEN RELEASED

THE MAGICKAL ESSENCE
OF ALEISTER CROWLEY
by J. Edward Cornelius

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. - AL I:40


I have decided that there was quite enough work writing and privately publishing the book without having to deal with all the sales and shipping stuff, so sales are being handled by my friends at Weiser Antiquarian (weiserantiquarian.com). Copies can be ordered direct from them, and eventually from other good booksellers. Please, do not write and ask if you can directly order it from me, I have no copies to sell ... thank you.


The Weiser's Antiquarian listing
for my book is as follows:
J. Edward Cornelius, The Magickal Essence of Aleister Crowley. Berkeley, CA: Privately Published, 2010. First Edition thus. Hardcover. 8vo. x + 246pp. Black cloth with gilt titling to spine.  Full color dustjacket.  B&w frontis, appendixes, index.  Edition limited to 777 numbered copies. The Magickal Essence of Aleister Crowley focuses on the central philosophies and practices of Magick, in particular the "attainment of the knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel," and the secrets that lie at the heart of Crowley's Liber Aleph and The Book of Lies.  The text has its origins in a series of instructions that Aleister Crowley gave to an American disciple, Grady Louis McMurtry, during the last years of the Second World War.  McMurtry returned to the United States, and in his later years went on to head both the O.T.O. and his own lineage of the A.'. A.'.  He became both friend and mentor to the author of this book, J. Edward Cornelius, to whom he confided the secrets and teachings that he had received from Crowley.

Following McMurtry's death, Cornelius explored these insights in a series of "Epistles" that were privately circulated amongst his own students.  In 1999, he made a synthesis of these teachings, which he published in the Red Flame series of journals under the title The Magickal Essence of Aleister Crowley.  It sold out rapidly, and soon became one of the most sought after modern explorations of Crowley's work.  In the decade that has elapsed since the publication of the original Red Flame edition of the book, Cornelius has carefully reworked the text, removing sections that he no longer felt to be of relevance, clarifying passages that some of his students found difficult or perplexing, and extensively revising and augmenting the rest.  In the process he has added fifteen new chapters, effectively reshaping the entire publication, and filling it with new insights for those interested in the Magick of "the Beast." ISBN: 9780692007327.  New book thus Fine in fine dust jacket. (38029) $45.00

CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Frater DzeChon
Chapter One - THE NEW AEON
Chapter Two - THE DAIMON, BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL
Chapter Three - THE AUGOEIDES, AND THE ELEMENTAL
Chapter Four - IS THIS TENUOUS SOMETHING AN OBJECTIVE OR SUBJECTIVE REALITY?
Chapter Five - THE HIGHER SELF
Chapter Six - THE ANGEL AND THE DEMON
Chapter Seven - THE THREE STAGES IN OBTAINING THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL
Chapter Eight - THE FIRST TWO MOONS, THE MAN OF EARTH & THE MATERIAL STAGE
Chapter Nine - THE QABALAH AND MAGICK BEHIND THE FIRST TWO MOONS
Chapter Ten - THE ELEMETAL, THE FIRST TWO MOONS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION
Chapter Eleven - THE DANGERS OF THE FIRST TWO MOONS
Chapter Twelve - THE SECOND TWO MOONS, OF THE LOVER & THE INTELLECT
Chapter Thirteen - THE ORIGINS OF ABRAHADABRA
Chapter Fourteen - THE FORMULA OF ABRAHADABRA AND ON
Chapter Fifteen - THE GREATER MYSTERY OF THE FORMULA ON & 418
Chapter Sixteen - BABALON 156 & THE FORMULA OF NUN
Chapter Seventeen - THE MAGICKAL THESIS
Chapter Eighteen - THE ABYSS
Chapter Nineteen -THE LAST TWO MOONS, THE SPIRITUAL STAGE OF THE HERMIT
and OBTAINING YOUR TRUE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL

APPENDIX
a. The Importance of a Magickal Diary
b. Liber Resh vel Helios, the first two reasons for doing this ritual
c. The Third Reason for doing Liber Resh vel Helios
d. The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram


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"I must say I am really enjoying it! I find it a phenomenal work and a much needed opus of illumination against the morass of lesser attempted publishing's within Thelema and of course magick in general. Crowley although incredibly accomplished was not even by his own admission able to convey sometimes even the simple lest of ideas in a strait forward manner that often times would have been the better modus operandi of transmission to aspirants. I find your book walks a much better line between the intricate illumination of esoteric principals sometimes obscure, and a strait forward delivery to those be they either long in the tooth Initiates like myself or newbie neophytes. BRAVO!"  - Scott Moody

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or

My book is being carried locally in two store: Fields Books, 1419 Polk Street, San Francisco,  (415) 673-2027 and at Dark Carnival Imaginative Fiction Book Store, 3086 Claremont Avenue (between The Uplands & Woolsey St) Berkeley, (510) 654-7323.  ... Call and reserve your copies, they're going quick! 


Love is the law, love under will - AL I:57


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