Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Thanks Alienpunk

Rodney Orpheus - The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema

Aleister Crowley's ascension into the pantheon of alternative gurus was cemented by his appearance on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Unfortunately, he was known more for his reputation as "The Beast 666" and "The Wickedest Man in the World." All well and good for publicity, but this infamy eclipsed his teachings, as did his technical and opaque writing style, meant more for adepts contemporary to him than the average modern reader. Enter Lon Milo DuQuette to decipher and explain Crowley's texts and more important rituals. Formerly titled The Magick of Thelema, this revised edition features extensive corrections, a new introduction, and a new ritual, "The Rites of Eleusis." This is the perfect introductory text for readers who wonder what the works--rather than the myth--of Aleister Crowley are all about. DuQuette takes the mystery out of both the rituals themselves and Crowley's writing in this modern grimoire. Step by step, he presents a course of study in plain English, with examples of rituals and explanations of their significance. DuQuette also includes a course of study for Crowley's original works with an extensive bibliography and fastidious footnotes.

It's another Magick for Beginners book, and it's starting out great! Thank you Rodney Orpheus, this time for giving me an exercise that has made it possible for me to meditate without taking conscious control of my breath, yes that's how much of a novice I still am. Finally I'm able to do vipassana meditation right and get pretty damn high in the process of it! And I can only hope will help with the Dharana too.

Dada Dharana



Continued from here... "Toward the end of April, the Beast logged 23 minutes with 9 breaks; on May 6th, 32 minutes and 10 breaks. I repeat: anyone who think Acid or Jesus or Scientology has remade his or her life ought to attempt a few weeks of this; it is the clearest and most humiliating revelation of the compulsive neurosis of the "normal" ego." Robert Anton Wilson
(WHY WON'T IT STAY STILL AND WHY DOES IT KEEP DISAPPEARING :p)