(Liber Al Vel Legis Sub Figura CCXX as Delivered by Xciii=418 to DCLXVI)
Author: Aleister Crowley
2011 Reprint of 1938 American Edition. "Liber AL vel Legis' or "The Book of the Law" is the central sacred text of Thelema, written by Aleister Crowley in Cairo, Egypt in the year 1904. Crowley says that the author was an entity named Aiwass, whom he later referred to as his personal Holy Guardian Angel (or "Higher Self"). The interpretation of the often cryptic text is generally considered a matter for the individual reader. The general method that Crowley used to interpret the obscurities of the book was the Qabalah. This edition also reproduces the original manuscript in Crowley's hand from which the printed version is composed.
"Love is the law, love under will."Aleister Crowley was a noted and controversial occultist, ceremonial magician and poet. He has been called "the wickedest man in the world" or "The Great Beast 666 " or "The Master Therion" but he remained a highly influential figure over Western esotericism and the counterculture. He founded the religion of Thelema, which became adopted by the Ordo Templis Orientis (O.T.O.) as well as the magical order Argenteum Astrum, the Order of the Silver Star. He wrote the sacred document of Thelema, The Book of the Law - Liber AL vel Legis. This book has been described by The Master Therion as an extended and elaborate commentary on The Book of the Law. This is a valuable work to anyone interested in occult studies.
This book is a full introduction to the English Qaballa, the system of initiatory magickal alpha-numeric correspondences revealed in the vocabulary of Liber AL vel Legis. This book presents a consistent and coherent view of magickal reality underpinned by the integrity of pure numbers, and shows the reader how easily it may be attained.
Crowley discovered that the Book of the Law held the keys to the next step in human evolution but he felt he was too near to the subject matter to judge the value of his own commentaries. This authorized version of the commentaries was produced by editor Louis Wilkinson and completed posthumously.