Jerry Edward Cornelius
Privately Printed, Berkeley, California, USA 2022. Hardcover. Reprint. Limited Edition, limited to 200 copies. Black cloth, no dust jacket, 300 pages. 37 essays from Frater Achad Osher’s private archive. Not signed. Brand New.
“For those of you who don’t have a copy and who have begged us over the years to republish it, we are proud to announce that we have done just that. The first printing of Thelemic Essays No. 1 was released on January 15th, 2015. This second printing is released seven years later in April of 2022! It is virtually identical to the first printing with a few slight modifications.
To explain why the demand for the volume has been so high, let me say that it contains 37 foundational OTO and A.’.A.’. essays written by J. Edward Cornelius. See longer description below for summaries of all essays within this volume.
Like the first edition, the second is black cloth, 6¼ x 9¼ hardback. The second printing is published privately in Prescott, Arizona. There are only 200 copies printed; this edition is not a signed copy.”
From the A.’.A.’. Lineage who brought you Red Flame, A Thelemic Research Journal, The Aleister Crowley Desk Reference and The Magical Essence of Aleister Crowley and many other classics.
“As Thelemites, we embrace our divinity and do not shy away from exercising our unfettered creative Power. No moral codes bind us, except ‘Do what thou Wilt.’ But what is the difference between Will and Want? How do we balance Want with Will in practice? And how do those of us on a Vertical path use our unique personal sexuality to propel us upward on the Tree of Life?” – Erica Peterson
Many of the essays were written in response to a student’s request for information which they deemed not clearly explained in Crowley’s writings. Since many students ask the same questions, J. Edward Cornelius started writing his replies in the form of essays which could later be handed out or emailed to other students who might be asking the same if not similar questions. In this light the essays run the gamut of thought from easy magickal foundational information to more intricate theories related to the Qabalistic spheres on the Tree of Life in which the student resides. It is also important to note that some of these essays were written to male students, while others were written to female students. All these essays are considered foundational stones designed to open a dialogue between a student and their teacher on often difficult topics.
No.1 – THE SCARLET WOMEN
No.2 – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEACHING MEN AND WOMEN
No.3 – THE TREE OF LIFE
No.4 – PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS AND THE TREE OF LIFE
No.5 – CHAPTERS IN MAGICK IN THEORY & PRACTICE
No.6 – TANTRA, PHALLICISM AND THE TREE OF LIFE Part I
No.7 – TANTRA, PHALLICISM AND THE TREE OF LIFE Part II.
No.8 – ONE’S SACRED NUMBER
No.9 – THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA
No.10 – THE PARTS OF SPEECH
No.11 – PRACTICUS
No.12 – THE RITES OF KADOSH
No.13 – BAPHOMET
No.14 – THE HOMUNCULUS
No.15 – SOME PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS ON THE SPHERES
No.16 – THE MAGICAL DIARY
No.17 – THE MAGICKAL THESIS
No.18 – THE MYSTERIES OF OTO
No.19 – GOD WILLS HOLY LOVE
No.20 – HELIOPOLIS, Being an Essay on Heliopolis of Lower Egypt
No.21 – THE NATURE OF THE WAND
No.22 – THE THREE FATES
No.23 – THE ASSUMPTION OF GOD FORMS
No.24 – THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL
No.25 – THE BLACK MASS OF SAINT SECAIRE
No.26 – THELOMITES
No.27 – THE OUIJA BOARD
No.28 – THE ENGLISH QABALAH OF ALEISTER CROWLEY
No.29 – THE LESSER RITUAL OF THE PENTAGRAM
No.30 – LIBER RESH VEL HELIOS
No.31 – THE USE OF 93
No.32 – PARZIVAL
No.33 – THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND OUR BIRTH CHART
No.34 – NO, or Fourth Degree Revisited.
No.35 – ONE’S TRUE WILL,
No.36 – THE HOST
No.37 – THE ZODIAC SIGNS AND THEIR SEXUAL PROCLIVITIES