Pros-Good for beginners and advanced, a lot of material, easier to understand over some of Crowley’s other writings
Cons-It is still hard to understand in some places, 336 pages so it’s more for the dedicated readers
Crowley, Prophet of the New Aeon and His Magick
Crowley had no fear when it came pushing the boundaries of Magick. He stood against a world that was increasingly hostile to the Art and Science of the Occult. Naturally,then, his writings are a treasure for the student of the Occult, and he should be taken seriously because there is no doubt he was a Prophet of Magic.
This is one of his writings in my opinion. This is an awesome book because it has so much content to it, and this content is vital to the student of the Occult! That makes this book a great one for the student so long as they have time to sit and read and focus on it!
These writings not only explain how to do Ceremonial Magick, they also go into detail on why such practices are important, especially when the goal is the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
The Tree of Life is discussed in this book, and for those who are serious about the goal of the Arts, these writings are a must have!! The Tree of Life is essential in Qaballa, and the Qaballa is essential in understanding the secrets of Above and the secrets of Below!
Crowley’s best Writings on Understanding and DOING Magick
It is great to understand magick, and absolutely necessary when reaching Self-Actualization,as to understand Magick is to understand Self, but understanding is not all one needs. Doing Magick is the most important part.
Crowley teaches some of the most important Rituals of Magick in these writings! It has the basic rituals that all students of the Arts should be experimenting with at home, and it’s written in a way that anyone can follow along!
For Serious Students, Ready to go further
This book is for all Aspirants who are ready to go above and beyond where they are at now! It cannot be stressed how important the rituals are in this book.
Crowley went all the way, breaking what was acceptable and what was not acceptable. Naturally his writings and rituals would reflect this edginess.
Endorsed by Israel Regardie
Israel Regardie is attributed to being one of the main figures in Occult history who kept the Ceremonial Rituals of the Golden Dawn alive after they began to whither away.
In fact, Regardie had so much respect for Crowley, he made audio tapes of himself reading some of what Crowley wrote. Here is a video with one such tape!
Regardie was a student of Crowley’s, eventually breaking away from him, but not giving up the rituals taught to him by his teacher. He not only endorsed the book, but he wrote the introduction! Coming from such an influential figure goes to show how important this book actually is!
Tables and Charts to help those who need it
Remember how i said it was for those who are beginners? This is one of the reasons I say that! It helps the beginner and even the more advanced who have trouble with some aspects of the book.
Till this day I still use the charts in this book for the Gematria. It confuses me so often, and so the tables come in pretty handy!
Worth it? Yes!!
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the occult! It’s simple enough to understand, but complex enough to prove to be a great companion to anyone practicing the Arts.
If, for some odd reason, you are still skeptical (maybe you have heard of Crowley and don’t like him, or maybe you know that his writings can be complicated) check out my review on Homemade Magick! It’s a great book with rich content that is not too hard to understand, especially for the beginner!
If you have any questions or feedback about the book please comment! I have the book so I’d be willing to help in any way I can!