THE EQUINOX Vol III Number 10 — as published by the OTO / Thelema Publications in 1986Limited to a mere 93 copies this being #42. Hardback edition, SIGNED and inscribed by Frater Superior of the OTO, HYMENAEUS BETA. A further volume of Aleister Crowley’s Review Of Scientific Illuminism and the official organ of the OTO. An extensive array of writings, Libers and essays from Crowley alongside selected OTO members. A very rare copy of this important work. 288pp, black and white illustrations and bound in beige sail cloth with red foil stamping.
Book is in near fine condition.
Published by Thelema Publications, 1986
This book contains key introductory material to this contemporary occult society, along with a history of the Order after Crowley’s death. The format of this edition matches that of the first Equinox series published with Crowley as editor and includes magical instruction, communications to OTO members (all the dirt on court cases the OTO has been involved in), and original works of fiction and poetry. As part of this latter category, this book features an illustrated study of the works of underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger with a complete filmography. It could be argued that Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) anticipated the entire New Age phenomenon with his methods of teaching, codified in the tenets of the OTO. A rich melange of ritual magic, traditional spiritual practice, drug use, and sex, borrowing from many different cultures and traditions, informed the development of this lasting magical system. Although he’s been popularized (and demonized) as The Beast, 666, his teachings have shown lasting value.