Out Just in Time for Crowleymas Day!
A New Release from the Teitan Press
A Concordance to the
Holy Books of Thelema
Edited and With an Introduction by Colin D. Campbell
and a Foreword by Dr. Richard Kaczynski
The Teitan Press.
First Printing – Limited to 418 copies.
Hardcover, Large Octavo, (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, approx 23.5 x 16cm), xxiv + 348pp. Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt magic square on front cover. Dustjacket. Teitan Press, Maine, 2008. Edition limited to 418 numbered copies.
“The Holy Books of Thelema,” is the collective name given to the group of inspired texts received by Aleister Crowley between the years 1904 and 1911. These texts lie at the very heart of the teachings of his magical fraternity, the A.: A.:, and consequently have been the subject of intense study and commentary by Crowley himself, and also by many of his students.
A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema is an important new tool for those engaged in the study of these beautiful and enigmatic books. It comprises a survey of every word in these texts, along with a brief quotation to give the context in which each word is used, and the location in which it appears.
On the most basic level A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema serves as a convenient reference guide or index to the contents of The Holy Books. More importantly, it provides a level of access to the basic elements of the structure and composition of the texts that no conventional reading would afford. Key words and their frequencies of use become apparent, broader usage patterns are revealed, and the identification of particular phraseologies and idioms is simplified. The new paths of exploration that it opens for those with knowledge of the Kabbalah and Gematria are too numerous to list.
The Concordance includes an Introduction by the compiler, Colin D. Campbell, a student and teacher of the Thelemic, Kabbalistic, and Enochian magickal systems, and a Foreword by Crowley biographer and scholar, Dr. Richard Kaczynski.
Special Launch Issue
In celebration of the launch of A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema Weiser Antiquarian Books have a limited number of copies, each of which comes with a special ‘launch-week’ bookplate signed by Colin D. Campbell and Dr. Richard Kaczynski on the front pastedown. These copies are available strictly on a first come, first served basis, with a limit of one per customer.*
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