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Francis
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09/05/2017 3:53 am  

Can anyone please recommend a book
Or website that may explain Qabalah in
A very basic way?
I just have such a difficult time
grasping it.
Thanks.


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AbulDiz
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09/05/2017 11:40 am  

Dion Fortune The Mystical Qabalah
William Gray The Ladder of Lights
Gareth Knight A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism
Israel Regardie A Garden of Pomegranates
Denning and Phillips The Sword and the Serpent

Any of these alone or in combination.


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Francis
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09/05/2017 3:10 pm  

Wow, thanks for all the book
Recommendations & for taking the
Time to pass them along to me.


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09/05/2017 3:53 pm  

Each letter in the Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value. Add the numbers of each letter in your selected word (or phrase) to get a total. (In English, the word AL = 1+30=31). Any other word or phrase adding to 31 is considered to be related or identical to AL.

This message is sent to replace any book or website. You'll need the book "777" or it's basic tables as reproduced in Book 4, part 3 (Magick in Theory & Practice).


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William Thirteen
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09/05/2017 4:15 pm  

This message is sent to replace any book or website. You’ll need the book “777”

The next sentence is false.

The previous sentence is true.


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frater_anubis
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09/05/2017 8:28 pm  

@Francis

I would'nt bother with the Qabalah until you have read more about Crowley and some of his - more interesting - works. Read one of his biographies to get the flavour of the man and then I suggest that you get to the nitty-gritty and read Liber Al vel Legis carefully, followed by The Book of Lies (Liber CCCXXXIII). The Book of Lies is one of Crowley's masterpieces, it encapsulates much occult knowledge in a form of code, using plays on the English language.

Take a break to think about things - and then get into The Vision and The Voice (LIBER XXX Aerum vel Saeculi sub figura CCCCXVIII, commonly refered to as Liber 418) This may tempt you to get into ritual magic and try to raise demons; resist the temptation at this stage

By reading these works you will find that you develop different ways of thinking about the world, you will start to notice coincidences in your life (sometimes called synchronicities) and eventually you may start to see....


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Jamie J Barter
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09/05/2017 10:05 pm  

On a par with the five books on Cabbala mentioned by AbulDiz I would also recommend The Quantum Gods: The Origin and Nature of Matter and Consciousness by Jeff Love, which goes into the cabbala in quite an novel interesting and informative fashion. Also of great use at one time (to me) was The Qabalistic Tarot, by Robert Wang (the tarot is after all based upon cabbala, and the book is at least as much about the latter as the former.)

You may well get a lot of differing suggestions and preferencies and will have to make your own choice. Personally, I would have thought The Vison and The Voice rather heavy going if you're not that familiar with Crowley, likewise The Book of Lies, masterpiece though that undoubtedly is. Magick Without Tears, if you can find it (!) would be a much better primer to begin with, followed possibly by Little Essays Toward Truth and not forgetting of course the good old Hag as a foundation. Biographies, you might be best off with Kaczynski and/or Churton's books to start off, although I can't omit to mention my old confrere Gerald Suster's The Legacy of The Beast; that too might be a little hard to get hold of these days, possibly.

Good hunting!
Norma N Joy Conquest


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wellreadwellbred
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10/05/2017 12:51 am  

[Original Posting] Francis: Can anyone please recommend a book
Or website that may explain Qabalah in
A very basic way?
I just have such a difficult time
grasping it.
Thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjPRIMdDkOo --- All the Kabbalah You Really Need To Know[.] Blazing Star O.T.O.


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christibrany
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10/05/2017 12:53 am  

For my part I have to agree w Fr. Anubis RE The importance of Crowley's works esp Liber AL and Book of Lies.

However as a prelude I have to most strongly reccomend Garden of Pomegranates such as Abuldiz has done. (Omg Abuldiz?! You're still here!? Such generosity 🙂 )

Best of luck


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wellreadwellbred
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10/05/2017 12:55 am  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjPRIMdDkOo --- All the Kabbalah You Really Need To Know
Blazing Star O.T.O.


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Jamie J Barter
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10/05/2017 2:25 am  

Question: does a double viewing of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjPRIMdDkOo — All the Kabbalah You Really Need To Know
Blazing Star O.T.O.

add to the experience??

Vision On,
N Joy


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Jamie J Barter
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10/05/2017 3:12 am  

I believe I said, Question: now then, does a double viewing of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjPRIMdDkOo — All the Kabbalah You Really Need To Know
Blazing Star O.T.O.

add to the chuffing experience??

Yours with Thanks & Blurry Vision,
N Joy


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SatansAdvocaat
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12/05/2017 6:30 pm  

Hi Francis, if you have not already gone ahead and ordered all of those books on Qabbalah that everyone has been recommending, I suggest, that since you are enquiring on this website that the best book for you is :
Qabalah, A Primer by John Bonner, first published by Skoob Books, London in 1995.
It contains good diagrams, a glossary and while it gives a good background to the Jewish Sources it is written from a Thelemic perspective, unlike all of the other works mentioned.


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12/05/2017 9:15 pm  

Good advice, @SatansAdvocaat - it's an excellent introduction.

Owner and Editor
LAShTAL


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Francis
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14/05/2017 4:42 am  

93
Thanks for taking the time to recommend the book SatansAdvocaat
and thanks for backing up the recommendation key master.
93 93 /93


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AbulDiz
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14/05/2017 1:25 pm  

Francis, I have a duplicate of the Bonner book you can have, it has some text underlined and notes in ink but otherwise readable. If you are interested send me a PM.


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Jamie J Barter
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14/05/2017 7:58 pm  

Qabalah, A Primer by John Bonner, first published by Skoob Books, London in 1995.

Yes I agree, Francis and would also have recommended John's book, but I thought his otherwise very good primer might be a bit advanced for the complete beginner. It's quite dense (in the best possible sense, packed with detail).but as a broad simplified initial overview I would contend e.g. Love's to be more effective. (Just my personal view here, naturally.) Go ahead & jump in by all means, though!

Z Joy


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Francis
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15/05/2017 12:21 am  

Thanks again Jamie for your thoughts and thank you so much
AbulDiz for your generous offer.
It's people like you who really foster the 93 current


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