Liber Aleph Vel Cxi: The Book of Wisdom or Folly [Aleister Crowley] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Liber Aleph Vel CXI has ratings and 6 reviews. by Aleister Crowley The Vision and the Voice by Aleister Crowley The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley. LIBER ALEPH CXI. THE BOOK OF WISDOM OR FOLLY. An extended and elaborate commentary on the Book of the Law, in the form of a letter.

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His language is very hard to understand if you are not very deep into Thelema practices, so I had some troubles reading most of his books.

Whereas the Direction of such Journeys is consciously willed, and determined by Reason, and also unconsciously willed, by the true Self, since without It no Invocation were possible, we have here a Cooperation of Alliance between the Inner and the Outer Self, and thus an Accomplishment, at least partial, of the Great Work.

So then, lest thou aleisetr thine Ignorance take the false Way, and divigate, must thou learn thine own particular and peculiar Nature in its Relation to all others. Feb 21, Teleri rated it it was ok Shelves: Those who avoid Pain physical or mental remain little Men, and there is no Virtue in them. Learn then, o my Son, that all Phenomena are the effect of Conflict, even as the Universe itself is a Nothing expressed as the Difference of two Equalities, or, an thou wilt, as the Divorce of Nuit and Hadit.

And now concerning Meditation let me disclose unto thee more fully the Mystery of the Key of Dreams and Phantasies. The arcane style was probably either inspired by the short epistolary style of Heinrich Agrippa ‘s De Occulta Philosophia or the introduction to The Book of alsph Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage which sees the author, Abraham the Jew, bequeathing the book to his son Lameck in the same hereditary spirit that this book claims.

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My son, this is not so; for by a peculiar Ordinance of Heaven, and a Disposition occult within his Mind, is every Man protected from this Loss of his own Soul, until and unless he be by Choronzon disintegrated and dispersed beyond power of Will to repair; as when the Conflict within him, rending and burning, hath made his Mind utterly desert, and his Soul Madness.


The book consists of short epistles on the philosophy of ThelemaCrowley’s own ethical system of occult magic.

This is not casual reading and it is not a book you read once. For even now we find great Churchmen, Statesmen, Princes, Dramamakers, and many lesser Men, overwhelmed utterly and ruined by the conflict between their Passions alepu the Society about them.

And who shall follow them? Know that herein the Relations between Numbers, though they be mighty in Power and prodigal of Knowledge, are but lesser Things.

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For to thee, who hast aspired, it is thy Nature to perform crowlye Great Work, and this is the final Dissolution of the Cosmos. Thus the Tabus of savage Tribes in such matter as Love constrain that True Love which is born in us; and by this Constraint come ills of Body and Mind.

The Dream delightful is then a Pageant of the Fulfilment of the true Will, and the Nightmare a symbolic Battle between it and its Assailants in thyself.

But except thou be violent by Virtue of thy true Nature, how shalt thou take it? And this is the true Key to Dreams; see aaleph thou be diligent in its Use, and unlock therewith the secret Chambers of thine Heart. Quite a difficult read. He gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was infamously dubbed “The Wickedest Man in the World.

But be thou well grounded in this Thesis corollary, that one or two such Marriages do but destroy for a Time the Exacerbation of any Complex; to deracinate such is a Work of long Habit and deep Search in Darkness for the Germ thereof.

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Neglect not simple Introspections, therefore; but give yet greater Heed unto those Dreams and Phantasies, those Gestures and Manners unconscious, alwph of undiscovered Cause, which betoken thee. Therefore, must thou seek ever those Things which are to thee poisonous, and that in the highest Degree, and make them thine by Love. That which repels, that cdowley disgusts, must thou assimilate in this Way of Wholeness.

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Know firmly, o my son, that the true Will cannot err; for this is thine appointed course in Heaven, in whose order is Perfection. Do that, and no other shall say nay.

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No trivia or quizzes alep. Understand, o my Son, in thy Youth, these Words which some wise One, now nameless, spake of old; except crowpey become as little Children ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Secundothe psychic condition of the Sleeper, the Dream being determined by recent Events in his Life, usually those of the Day previous, and especially such Events as have caused Excitement of Anxiety, the more so if they be unfinished or unfulfilled.

Quinn E rated it really liked it Apr 19, But, in this one, there are some very clear references to some problems in life and advices how to overcome them. Now therefore will I make yet more clear unto thee the Value of thy Dreams and Phantesies and Gestures aleistee thine unconscious Body and Mind, as Symptoms of thy particular Will, and show thee how thy mayst come to their Interpretation.

This is the Secret of all Beauty, and aelph Love not only possible, but necessary, between every Thing and every other Thing. Jan 26, A.

But all these are, in our mystical Sense, Poisons; that is, we take two Things diverse and opposite, binding them together so that they are compelled to unite; and the Orgasm of each Marriage is an Ecstasy, the Lower dissolving in the Higher.

Now therefore that thou art come to the Age of Understanding, do thou give ear unto my Wisdom, for that therein lieth a simple and direct Way for every Man that he may attain to the End. It is not the Spontaneity thereof which worketh Woe, but some Repression in the Environment.