L.A. Brock, Chico, Carlifornia for Level Press, 1972. Paperback. Attractive ex-libris on first page. Slight sunning with ome tape marks on paste-downs. Considered one of Crowley’s masterpieces in which he set out an impressive array of spiritual concepts. Large format with The Fool from the Thoth Tarot deck on the front cover, making this a very attractive edition. Very Good.
Liber Aleph vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly is the title of The Equinox, volume III, number VI, by Aleister Crowley. The book is written in the form of an epistle to his magical son, Charles Stansfeld Jones, Frater Achad, whom Crowley later doubted as being his true magical son, asserting that Achad had in fact gone insane, citing as evidence Achad’s “upending the tree of life” in his Q.B.L., or The Bride’s Reception, the first of Achad’s major qabalistic works. The number 111 given to the title refers to the numerical value of the Hebrew letter Aleph spelt in full which in Hermetic teachings corresponds to the first Tarot trump The Fool. The 111, added to Crowley’s own number 666, produced the number of this magical son, 777.