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Stephen Skinner - Aleister Crowley's Four Books of Magick

Join author and magician Stephen Skinner at Watkins Books as he presents this brand new edition of Aleister Crowley's BOOK FOUR (Liber ABA) published via Watkins Publishing.

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Stephen Skinner - Aleister Crowley's Four Books of Magick

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12 Oct 2021, 17:30 BST

London, 19-21 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4EZ, UK

About the event

Join author and magician Stephen Skinner at Watkins Books as he presents this brand new edition of Aleister Crowley's BOOK FOUR (Liber ABA) published via Watkins Publishing.

Written in the early twentieth century, the four books contained  within this collection make up one of the most complete and  groundbreaking works on the practice of magick ever written. They are  considered to be the masterpiece of occultist, magician and philosopher  Aleister Crowley and the core texts for the religion of Thelema. Their  influence on alternative western thought and philosophy cannot be  exaggerated. Also known as Book Four, or Liber ABA, the four parts  bring together many rituals, received texts, theorems and unequalled  insights into the practice of magick, culminating in The Book of the  Law, the central, sacred text dictated to Crowley by a preternatural  entity. Anyone interested in yoga, ceremonial magic, esoteric thought,  invocation, divination and beyond, or those looking to delve into the  fascinating, playful and illuminating writings of a unique man, will  find inspiration. For the first time, one of the world’s leading  experts on Western esoteric traditions and magic, Dr. Stephen Skinner,  introduces the text, sharing his insights into Crowley’s take on yoga,  ceremonial magick and Thelema. His long involvement with magick, both as  an academic and as a practitioner, enabled Dr. Skinner to highlight the  differences between the psychological and the spirit-orientated  approaches to magick, and to show how that dilemma shaped Crowley’s  practice and his founding of Thelema, enlightening the reader to many  previously unknown connections.

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