Thelema: An Introduction to the Life, Work, and Philosophy of Aleister Crowley


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Colin D. Campbell; Lon Milo DuQuette (foreward)

Llewellyn Publications, United States, 2018. Paperback. 240 pages. A truly accessible guide to Thelema, thoughfully written with great clarity, covering history, theory and practice – highly recommended for beginners and more advanced students alike. Brand New.

The Life and Legacy of One of History’s Most Fascinating Magicians

Thelema is one of the most powerful and influential systems of magick the world has ever known. But to truly understand the philosophy and practice of Thelema, you need to understand its charismatic founder, Aleister Crowley. Thelema reveals this enigmatic figure in all of his provocative and brilliant glory, providing a biography of Crowley and showing how his work evolved to become a paradigm-shifting system of magick. This book also explores the texts and writings that form the basis of Thelema, and it provides step-by-step instructions for practicing the basic rites and rituals of this often-misunderstood tradition.

With this accessible guide, you will discover how Crowley and Thelema were influenced by Qabalah, the GoldenDawn, Egyptian deities, sex magick, tarot, Gnosticism, Eastern philosophy, yoga, and much more

“Colin Campbell’s earlier works have shown him to be one of the most thorough and thoughtful Thelemic authors of our era. In Thelema, Campbell brings this same acumen and clarity of expression to the life and work of Aleister Crowley. The book covers a wide range of territory―historical, theoretical, and practical―and will be a useful resource for beginners and more advanced students alike.”―David Shoemaker, author of Living Thelema

COLIN D. CAMPBELL (New Hampshire) has been teaching the elements of magical practice for over 25 years, giving lectures at both the local and national level. He is the author of several books, including A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema, The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee: The Sigillum Dei Aemeth, and Of the Arte Goetia.

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Weight 0.355 kg
Dimensions 22.6 × 15.2 × 1.5 cm