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Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley. In Aleister Crowley initiated a circle of correspondence by way of magickal training for a number of his students.
It eventually resulted in this volume of 80 letters, Crowley’s personal commentary on his own magickal training and insight. This is Crowley at his best, leading you gradually into the magickal philosophy behind one of the great mystics of our century and In Aleister Crowley initiated a circle of correspondence by way of magickal training for a number of his students.
This is Crowley at his best, leading you gradually into the magickal philosophy behind one of the great mystics of our century and illuminating all that was previously unapproachable in earlier writing. These letters show him not to be a “drug dimmed addict,” an image fostered by legend, but rather as a vital, intelligent avatar, perhaps more lucid in these last years than in his youth. Magick Without Tears is no less than a personal encyclopedia of magickal instruction, annotated by experience and explained in unguarded language.
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See 1 question about Magick Without Tears…. Lists with This Book. This is among the most comprehensive introductions to magickal theory ever written. Caveat emptor, Crowley makes it quite easy to spiral into his system, Thelema, at the exclusion of the traditional Western paths, i. That being said, this book in conjunction with Book 4is a pretty thorough introduction to the principles of ceremonial magi This is among the most comprehensive introductions to magickal theory ever written.
That being said, this book in conjunction with Book 4is a pretty thorough introduction to the principles of ceremonial magick.
However, before one could even think about Practical Qabalah, they should have at least a cursory understanding of Qabalistic theory, and the Tarot. The Qabalistic Tarotby Robert Wang, is a great place to start.
By comparing four different decks including the Thoth Deckit also provides the reader with the changes Crowley made to the traditional attributions and the reasoning behind them.
An online version of Magick Without Tears, can be found here: This book is a marvelous compendium of letters from the pen of arguably the greatest Occultist of the 20th Century, written in the ‘s to various of his beginning and intermediate students.
In them Crowley is the soul of brevity and wit, crowly straight to the point, time and time again, without the blinds, without the double meanings, without magifk references, without obscure Greek and Latin passages, written in plain English: An amazing work, Crowley discusses the principles and practice of various magical disciplines in an easy aleistre understand manner without becoming over-simplistic.
Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley
He explains many of the pitfalls in the path, and gives details on the “Black Brothers” who fall from the Great Work. Those who seek more specific practical instruction would do well to seek out Crowley’s own Magick: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema This book, and the The Book of Thoth give lie to the myth that in his declining years Crowley was a confused and bitter old man in his dotage: It makes no matter if you are a student of the Golden Dawn, the O.
My only criticism with this particular edition is that Mr. Regardie edited over pages of material included in the 1st edition. Be aware that there exists a two-volume edition of this book, published about 30 years ago– that edition is unexpurgated and heavily commented on by Marcello Motta, but the second volume of the set is devilishly tricky to find. Feb 10, The Elves rated it it was amazing. In the form of a series of letters in response to a Sister of the Order, Crowley tells us much and in detail of various aspect of magic and the occult.
It is a truly worthy book. However, the copy we had from New Falcon Publications, had a collating error so about pages or so in the earlier part of the book appeared again and replaced a section later in the book. So you might wish to check with your seller aleistrr see if th the title alone So teara might wish to check with your seller to see if this is the case.
Nonetheless, even with that difficulty, which was a bit frustrating, we thoroughly enjoyed this book and were glad we read it, and if it hadn’t been for that error would probably have kept the book instead of trading it back in to the used bookstore from which we had purchased it. Nov 09, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it crowleey Everyone interested in enlightenment.
If you want to know what Thelema is, and you want it straight from The Beasts mouth, then this is the book for you. Magick without tears is a collection of over 80 letters between Aleister Crowley and several other students, but to avoid confusion, the recipient is given one name: The candidness with which Aleister Crowley writes, makes one wonder why he was so cryptic in most of his other writings.
Oh that’s right, because he was learning as he went, and thus the mystery of Aleister C If you want to know what Thelema is, and you want it straight from The Beasts mouth, then this is the book for you.
Oh that’s right, because he was learning as he went, and thus the mystery of Aleister Crowley is that he was one of really only a handful of occultists that documented his successes and failures. The price of the book is among the more costly of his books, but worth it on every level. Jun 30, Koyote Blind rated it it was amazing. This is a most valuable tome that shows Crowley’s mature thought, helping the reader navigate his previous work on Magick and Yoga.
Clear and concise, it provides the key that opens the lock to understanding of the titanic opus he authored. Mar 14, Anna rated it really liked it. This is an odd book, full of obscure occult references and ideas, moments of lucidity, and other moments of pure nonsense. It is however entertaining, and is a good place to start reading Crowley, as it sums up a lot of his ideas in one volume.
Written as a series of letters to a students, “Cara Soror,” it has a very immediate and conversational feeling, and works just as much in a literary sense as in an instructive sense, almost as if it were a fake epistolary novel. Crowley’s interests indeed This is an odd book, full of obscure occult references and ideas, moments of lucidity, and other moments of pure nonsense.
Crowley’s interests indeed have as much to do with literature as with magick or religion. As one point he even points to Virgil as a supremely magickal writer!
This book by a British wag and wit albeit a “wicked” oneis fun to read if not terribly disciplined in form or content. Oct 24, Francesco D’Isa rated it liked it.
All words are magical; that’s the secret of witchcraft. Brilliant insights and funny delusions on every one out magicj two pages. A correspondence course of magic.
Magick Without Tears
Otherwise Motta’s Unexpurgated and Commented version should be online. Jan 23, Justin added it. Easier to read than maglck of Crowley’s works, still very difficult for aleizter. I will try to find a more suitable for me launch pad into new ways of thought.
May 05, Nicole rated it did not like it. Crowley is at best a pompous ass View all 3 comments. Aug 09, oh carlyn what key rated it liked it. The first half of Crowley’s last book, commented by Motta–if you have this edition, you are quite lucky–is compulsive reading for anyone interested in the occult. Crowley answers letters about various occult topics including astral travel, meditation, God, and whatnot.
Magik lot of the time it seems Crowley is answering the question with a question or beating around the bush with his clever sophistry, or go on a digression promising it will lead to an answer, usually leaving one hungering for more The first half of Crowley’s last book, commented by Motta–if you have alfister edition, you are quite lucky–is compulsive reading for anyone interested in the occult.
A lot of the time it seems Crowley is answering the question with a question or beating around the bush with his clever sophistry, or go on a digression promising it will lead to an answer, usually leaving one hungering for more. But as one knows there are no simple answers to these kinds of questions and Crowley does point us in the right direction in the end. One has to put in hard work to get results. What does one expect when this book was published for the public? Motta’s comments come off as annoyingly interruptive to Crowley’s writing because it cuts off typically in the middle of his paragraphs and sentences in brackets!
Not even footnotes or different font. Also, it may seem like he wasn’t the biggest fan of jews though he repeatedly says he admires thembut once you can get over these issues his comments actually do add a lot to Crowley’s text, though I’m sure Crowley would not have wholly approved of this edition, it will become evident to the non naive reader that Regardie’s edition is a deliberate distortion. Motta’s edition shows why Regardie cut what he did and has a history, albeit short, of the O.
In the end you will thank Motta for illuminating many of Crowley’s cryptic responses. I will have to read a pdf of this online when I reread because I fear of harming my moderately rare Motta edition of Magick Without Tears! It did cost me a pretty penny Aug 25, Michael rated it it was amazing. Probably the best introduction to Crowley’s maick about Magick, certainly the easiest to get into.
Magick without Tears by Aleister Crowley (Paperback)
The book is matick on a letter exchange that he did with a fairly beginner student. All very succinctly written and to the alesiter. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Magick, Metaphysics, Paganism, Ritual, and other, whether interested in Thelema or not.
Dec 16, Stewart rated it it was amazing Shelves: A magnificent and articulate collection of letters on what might otherwise be unfathomable subject matter. Neither scandalous nor shocking, this is Aleister Crowley at perhaps his most cogent — person to person.