Essays and Writings
by authors of the O.T.O. and A∴A∴

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Essays and Writings

by Aleister Crowley

About „The Book of the Law„:

The Stéle of Revealing

Commentaries to Liber AL vel Legis

The New Comment to Liber AL vel Legis

The Old Comment to Liber AL vel Legis

The Djeridensis Comment — „The Comment Called D“ — Crowley’s 1923 EV commentary on „The Book of the Law“ .

About „Thelema“:

The System of the O.T.O.From Magick Without Tears“, this letter outlines the system of the Order, how it differs from the A∴A∴, and briefly addresses other matters relating to the O.T.O.

DutyA note on the chief rules of practical conduct to be observed by those who accept the Law of Thelema.

On ThelemaAn explanation of various ethical considerations including compassion within Thelema, and the key difference between sympathy and pity.

The Method of ThelemaAn essay on putting Thelema into practice.

The Dangers of MysticismAffectionately inscribed to Arthur Edward White

Postcards to ProbationersPrinciples of Yoga and Magick

About „Magick & Occultism“:

The Book of ThothA Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians

Magick Without TearsA series of advice on occult, spiritual, and practical matters.

The Temple of Solomon the KingA lengthy and detailed Magical Record of Crowley’s personal esoteric exploits on his journey across the Mongolian deserts.

Black Magic is Not a Myth

The True Greater Ritual of the PentagramA thelemic version

The Heart of the MasterA visionary and poetic summary of Thelema, the Holy Qabalah, the Tree of Life and the Tarot.

About „Freemasonry“:

My Relations with FreemasonryChapter 78 from Aleister Crowley’s „Confessions“

What is Freemasonry?From „Confessions“, Crowley’s account of his motivations and methods in reconstructing O.T.O. and its rituals

About „Drugs“:

Absinthe – The Green Goddess

Ethyl Oxide

Synopsis of six articles on drugs

About „Sexuality & Sex Magick“:

The Cephaloedium WorkingAn unsuccessful sexual magick ritual carried out in Cefalu

On Sexual FreedomAn essay on Thelemic sexual ethics.

About „Politics & Social Affairs“:

The Beginning of the New WorldAn examination of the state of the world at the beginning of the New Aeon.

The Scientific Solution of the Problem of GovernmentA short political essay from the 1930s EV, explaining how the Law of Thelema can be the foundation of a scientific approach to the art of government, in contrast to other approaches such as Divine Right and democracy.

On the Education of ChildrenAn essay describing Thelemic approaches to childhood education.

About „Philosophy“:

Berashith – בראשית – An Essay in Ontology (With Some Remarks On Ceremonial Magic)

Science and Buddhism

An Essay Upon Number

About „Yoga“:

Eight Lectures on YogaAn essay on Yoga Practice.

Collections & Essays:

Konx Om Pax – Essays in Light

Little Essays towards Truth

The Soul of the Desert

Theatrical Plays:

Orpheus – A Lyrical Legend

Tannhauser – A Story of All Time

The Ship – A Mystery Play

About „The Rites of Eleusis„:

The Rites of Eleusis — Their Origin and Meaning

Eleusisfrom Aleister Crowley’s Collected Works, Vol. III, Epilogue.

Concerning “Blasphemy” in General and the Rites of Eleusis in Particular

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