1 quote from and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley: ‘I thought I would stand myself a little dinner. I hadn’t quite enough sense to know. and other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley. Liber vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticæ Viæ Explicandæ. This edition includes Liber , Gematria (from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5), and Sepher Sephiroth (from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8).
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This collection of Qabalistic texts is without parallel in the history of Mystical literature. Edited and introduced by Dr. Israel Regardie, the three texts included are Gematria, and Sepher Sephiroth. It provides essential explanations of theoretical and practice Qabalistic number a This collection wrltings Qabalistic texts is without parallel in the history of Mystical literature.
It provides essential explanations of theoretical and practice Qabalistic number analysis and philosophy.
In short, it is a complete magical and philosophical dictionary—a key to all religion and practical occultism—an amazing work whose value has been recognized through many edition since its first appearance in and subsequent enlargement in The thrid text is Sepher Sephirotha unique dictionary listing hundreds of Hebrew words arranged by numerical value.
Paperbackpages. Published June 1st by Weiser Books first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask qabaalistic readers questions about and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowleyplease sign up. Did anyone understand this book? It was dense as a black hole.
Laura Marx It’s a refrence book, you’re not supposed to sit and read it: P it’s for, say, you are arranging some ritual and you need to call on Mars, you would …more It’s a refrence book, you’re not supposed to sit and read it: P it’s for, say, qabalkstic are arranging some ritual and you need to call on Mars, you would flip through to where the Roman Gods are, and see that Mars is 5, and then look at everything else that’s 5 and see if anything is suitable – maybe you know where to get nettles or you have something red you could use There are other uses for these kinds of correspondences but it’s that sort of idea; you go in looking for somethig specific.
Lists with This Book. Jul 07, Stella rated it it was ok. This is a true classic, otheg definitive reference volume, the correspondence tables are comprehensive and it’s also fascinating – Crowley could make even a dry reference book an interesting read.
Three stars off, however, for the blood libel against the Jews kther Eastern Europe in the original text. You actually believed that? Israel Regardie did excise it from the edition I own Weiser hardcover ISBN 0 6saying “It is qabalitsic nasty, malicious piece of writing, and does not d This is a true classic, a definitive reference volume, the correspondence tables are comprehensive and it’s also fascinating – Crowley could make even a dry reference book an interesting wnd.
Israel Regardie did excise it from the edition I own Weiser hardcover ISBN 0 6saying “It is a nasty, malicious piece of writing, and does aand do justice to 7777 system with which he is dealing.
But he could also be a racist bigot, and apparently even he didn’t see the stupidity in making anti-Jewish remarks or anti-Black, as he sometimes did while promoting a religion grounded in Jewish mysticism and northern African deities. He had a lot of important ideas, and there’s much to be learned from him.
That Regardie continued to promote his work in spite of the bigoted comments speaks for the quality of the writing. Just don’t make an infallible god king of him – or anyone. Magickians, alchemists, astrologers, cultural anthropologists, Tarot students, mathematicians.
Recommended to Yael by: Discovered it in a book store in Santa Barbara.
Sorry about wfitings German edition — for some weird reason this site doesn’t list the English-language edition of Crowley’s Qaballistic reference work. I don’t speak much German, and only have the English-language version, and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley Including Gematria and Sepher Sephirothedited and with an introduction by Israel Regardie, which is what I’m reviewing here.
At any rate, I have found this work to be one of the most useful resources on esoteric subjects I ha Sorry about the German edition — for some weird reason this site doesn’t list the English-language edition of Crowley’s Qaballistic reference work. At any rate, I have found this work to be one of the most useful resources on esoteric subjects I sritings ever run across. There are three books included in this work: Book 1, Gematria; Book 2: Liber ; and Book 3: Book 1 discusses Gematria, a powerful tool for analyzing language and harnessing it for Magickal ritual.
Book 3 is a Qaballistic dictionary indexed by the numbers and various Hebrew words and phrases associated with each one in terms of the sum of the values qabalistid the Hebrew letters in each not all the larger indexing numbers are listed, however, and of those that are given, many are without corresponding Hebrew associationsalong with a display of the Hebrew alphabet and the numerical value or values of each of its letters some Hebrew letters have more than one value, depending on where they fall in a word.
In addition, Israel Regardie’s introduction provides fascinating insights on Qaballah as well as a discussion of the history of this work and of Crowlety himself. In Book 1 of this work, Crowley discusses the definition of Qaballah: He doesn’t phrase it quite that way, but that’s the meaning of what he says there.
He also says that which numbers are used as the indexing set for those symbols can be whatever you wish them to be, as long as you are consistent. Depending on the numbers and symbols, it may not be aabalistic Qaballah, and would be regarded among Qaballistis as a theological abomination, but for purposes of mathematical analysis, those conditions fulfill the definition of Qaballah. The symbols could include, e. The first two of those sets of 93 elements and a building component blank, hydrogen reflect the 93 current of the New Aeon of Horus.
To accommodate them on the Tree of Life, additional vertical planes of Left and Right Pillars each at right angles to the traditional, original plane and with one another can be added, each containing six new Sephirothin a process continuing indefinitely, producing Trees of Life of 3, 4, 5.
Given that a Path, or Atu, on the Tree of Life is a bijective function associating any two Sephiroththen, via the process of expansion described above, the n-dimensional Tree of Life will have as many Paths and Sephiroth as needed to accommodate any given set of distinct alphanumeric symbols, however large the latter may be.
A Tree of Life for the Multiverse! As for Books writints and 3, I use them all the time for various purposes. Among other things, Book 2 provides a tremendous number of ideas for things that can be used to reinforce the efficacy of Magickl ritual: Among other things, each element — each Path and Sephirah — on the Tree qabalstic Life is itself a complete Tree of Life, each of the elements of which is a complete Tree of Life, qabalistc so on to infinity.
So there’s room for anything you wish there. The Tree is a fractal structure, self-replicating and never growing any less complex no matter how many levels of magnification you go on it. Both as a wonderful reference work for Qaballists, students of the Tarot, Magickians, alchemists, astrologers, and other students and practitioners of the esoteric Arts and Sciences, and cultural anthropologists, mathematicians for the enjoyment of the intricate structure of the Tree of Life and its possible extentionsand Jungian psychologists, this book will be a great addition to any thinking person’s personal library.
It should be available in an English-language edition from Samuel Weiser’s, or, if it is out of print, amazon. The beauty of the extended version of the Tree of Life is that the original, traditional version is preserved within it, undistorted and intact, protected by the additional “struts” that are the new Paths added to fill out the system wwritings connections among Sephiroth.
Also, on a purely mathematical level, topologically speaking this entity is infinitely connected, as figures such as the Mandelbrot set, Koch curve, or Peano space are not.
Jan 09, Marie added it Shelves: Haven’t read front to back — The section wrirings Gematria is a very interesting series of essays on Kaballah. May 07, The Elves rated it really liked it. This is a good book, however, even Crowley knew it was incomplete and wrote that he hoped to expand it one day or that someone else would do so, which he never got around to doing.
Still, this is a good substitute and the essays that have been added may be interesting for some to read. Interesting in most cases, even entertaining, but often empty at their core. Mar 16, Eyre rated it it was amazing. InI purchased the mysterious Etteilla Thoth Tarot deck at my neighborhood voodoo store. I could find no literature on the deck and the was the only book which has allowed me to penetrate its Egyptian mythos. The has been especially helpful for numerological work, something not covered by pictoral Tarot guides.
I wouldn’t approach all of the correspondences uncritically–Dion Fortune disagrees with a few. I also am not certain whether the correspondences to Eastern mysticism are no InI purchased the mysterious Etteilla Thoth Tarot deck at my neighborhood voodoo store.
I also am not certain whether the correspondences to Eastern othsr are not largely based on Crowley’s personal conjecture.
777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley
However, even a glimpse at the text moves the imagination to recall the repetition of mythological themes qablistic cultures, an essential skill for applying archaic wisdom to modern day problems. Dec 26, Qabzlistic rated it really liked it. Qabala reference book interspersed with nuggets of wisdom, analysis and explanatory information. Most useful for those well versed in Qabalistic practices. Not for the beginner. Nov 17, Lodane rated otber did not like it.
The Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically. This was the readily available faith in my household as a child. Additionally, I worked for a company in this field,and had to read an ocean of this stuff to do my job. Jan 13, Ken Nunyerbeez rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a few of us have found this to be a very useful reference book, to put it mildly. Aug 13, Gregory Peters rated it really liked it. Recently noticed I had misplaced my copy and managed to get another one.
I think I’ve probably gone through 3 or 4 copies since my first from around when I was Dec 06, Sal Coraccio rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of the editorial bits are as interesting as hell; Crowley’s prickly academic disposition shines through. It isn’t exactly a work by Aleister Crowley alone, however; this has been curated and arranged at another level by another and more.
Lots of tables, many curated several times over a few thousand years, so it is difficult to tell what is real or not, thought it may be a matter of precision that will matter to very few. Certainly vital for a deeper understanding of the connections between Some of the editorial bits are as interesting as hell; Crowley’s prickly academic disposition shines through.
Certainly vital for a deeper understanding of the connections between – I’d like to say Tarot and Kabbalah, but the connections are literally between everything and nothing.