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The Rough Guide to Egypt and Will Self's My Idea Of Fun...

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The Rough Guide to Egypt and Will Self's My Idea Of Fun...

On my bedside Table is a copy of Dan Browns, " The Da Vinci code" Michael Moore's, " Stupid White Men" & Charles Kingsleys, " The Heroes" and of course a copy of Crowleys, "Liber Al "... I try and read a differant book most nights.


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Thomas hardy - Mayor of Casterbridge
Konx Om pax
Anne Jackel -European film Industry
Sun Tzu - Art of war

I am currently reading more of Hardy but keep picking the others up as and when.


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Song of the Silent Snow - Hubert Selby Jnr.

My Life with the Spirits - Lon Milo DuQuette

Liber Aleph

Liber Al


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Book 4

Collected works of Aleister Crowley, vol. I

Regardie Golden Dawn

E.S Yudelove The Tao and The Tree of Life

Mantak Chia Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao


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A History of the Arab Peoples - Albert Hourani

Waratah 2, Oceanic Currents - house418 (just for the pictures)

The Vision and the Voice (Eq. IV, 2)

Liber Aleph (thanks to the Liber Aleph thread on here)


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In the Current 93 - Best of the Periodicals from 1975 to 2001

Chaoticon, a Masturbating Primer

Diary of an Edwardian Wiccan


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Moonchild

Glamorama, Bret Easton Ellis

Bei Nacht von Haus zu Haus (At night, from house to house), Vincenzo Consolo - a story set in Cefalu in the 1920s, supporting roles: the Thelemites in the Abbey

How To Make Your Own McOTO


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Mystical Qabalah - Dion Fortune

Liber Chanokh

The Art of Trading - C. Tate

The Mind of God - Quantum Physics meets philosophy...


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Magick Without Tears - Aleister Crowley.

The Holy Books of Thelema - Aleister Crowley.

The Varieties of Religious Experience - William James.

Basic Writings of Nietzsche - Friedrich Nietzsche.


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'The Complete I Ching' by Alfred Huang, 'The Unfortunates' by B.S. Johnson, 'Alms For Oblivion' vol. 3 by Simon Raven and 'Pianos and Their Makers' by Alfred Dolge.


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Well, my bed is on the floor, but let's see (I've got a table around here somewhere)...

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking -- Gladwell
The Dragon Legacy -- De Vere
Haindl Tarot: A Reader's Handbook -- Pollack
Celestial Forecaster -- Bones
Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot -- DuQuette
The Magick of Aleister Crowley -- DuQuette


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Bucky - A Guided Tour of Buckminster Fuller by Hugh Kenner

The Treasure House of Images - Crowley and Fuller

The Holy Books of Thelema

The Magick of Aleister Crowley -- DuQuette

Enochian World of Aleister Crowley - Crowley, DuQuette, Hyatt


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A Garden of Pomegranates-Regardie
8 Lectures on Yoga- Crowley
Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu(D.C.Lau translation) a constant companion


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The Holy Books of Thelema - A.C.
Magick without Tears - A.C.
Guitarmaking, Tradition and Technology - William Cumpiano
Stephen Hawking's Universe - Stephen Hawking
The Sleaze Merchants, Adventures in Exploitation Filmmaking - John McCarty

Plus a big pile of amateur radio, guitar, and automotive magizines.

And lastly Gray's Anatomy, but that's just sitting under the lamp holding it up a bit higher.


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The book of the sacred magic of Abramelin the Mage -

Modern Reloading - Richard Lee


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Persephone , by Homero Aridjis (the myth of Persephone set into the context of a mexican brothel)

....(essentially its a 200 page poem)


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Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee's Wisdom for daily living

Book of five rings Miyamoto Musashi


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My current reads are : Studies in Symbolism, By Marguerite Mertens-Stienon and Hermes and Plato, by Edouard Schure. Both of which I bought at a Xtian fete a couple of weeks ago.
Pearls before swine springs to mind..
Studies in symbolism has much to do bout H.P.Blavatsky of secret doctrine fame. interesting stuff I must add.


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New additions on my equally new and hand-made bedside table:

Thelema, by Federico Tolli (about Thelema in Christianity)

Lunar Park, by Bret Easton Ellis (spooky)

Die Fraternitas Saturni, compiled by F.W.Haack (about, well, the Fraternitas Saturni)


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Deepak Choprah's Synchrodestiny (just started it today)
Complete works of Edgar Allan Poe and this weeks TV Quick magazine!

Snakebyte x

"I am not this body - it is an instrument for my use"


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Nightside of Eden (1994 Skoob), Tao Teh King (1976, not deluxe ed. unfortunately), Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Reader Digest ed. from the 1980's)


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sword of wisdom - ithell colquhoun


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Redflame 12&13 - The Grady McMurtry Biography by J.E. Cornelius - hopefully tonight I will reach the part that might add new food to the Copyright Thread

William Burroughs - A Book of Dreams. Astonishing how often he dreams of guns...

Aleister Crowley's Scientific Illuminism - by Andreas Ludwig. This is a new German book on Crowley's mysticism - supposed to be absolutely unbiased and purely scientific - a comparative religious study. When I read it I will let everyone know.


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William Burroughs - A Book of Dreams. Astonishing how often he dreams of guns...

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Strange, that...

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guns....

i wonder what freud would say?

- the forces of the libido; being phallic/sexual in nature

a thelemite might say?

- being an exoteric symbol of the firesnake


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Where the wild things are ;0)

The Complete Golden Dawn System Of Magic
(has to sleep on the floor tho)


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Earth Inferno, by Austin O Spare. Aleister Crowley's Ilustrated Goetia, Duquette, Hyatt, Wilson.
and The Equinox, VolumeIII - Number 10.


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I Ching, trans. Richard Willhelm
The Player of Games, Iain M Banks
Sexual Magic, P B Randolph
Logic and Structure, D van Dalen


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"Hypnerotomachia Poliphili" Trans. by Joscelyn Godwin (If I only knew French!)

"Methods in the Art of Taxidermy" by Oliver Davie


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93,

Well, what do you all say we resurrect this thread? I came across it tonight and had a blast reading what everyone was, errr, reading. πŸ™‚ I'd love to see more! It gives one great ideas for books that might be of interest to you. Some of these books I'd never heard of and might have to check out now. GREAT idea Paul!

I'm reading:
The Training & work of an Initiate..Dion fortune
Initiation into Hermitics and The Practice of Magical Evocation..(AGAIN) by Franz Bardon
Zos Speaks! by Kenneth and Steffi Grant
Images and Oracles and Encounters with AOS by Kenneth and Steffi Grant
The Ninth Arch by Kennth Grant

I'm slightly obsessed with Spare at the moment. I doubt it will go away anytime soon! Of course the second our copy of Hidden Lore, Hermetic Glyphs by Kenneth and Steffi Grant arrives I'll be consumed with that. I believe that should be released soon, yes? Anyone know a date?

Ok, so everyone reply! I honestly want to know what your all reading these days!

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The Magical Revival by Kenneth Grant


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Glad to know that I am not the only one with ten books on a string. Before bed reading at lease one thing from one of the following:
Book of Lies - Crowley
Liber Aleph - Crowley
The Sacred Ifa Oracle - Epega & Neimark
Brain Candy Reading- anything by Laurell K. Hamilton
Books recently gifted to me by family & friends:
Sexy Witch by LaSara FireFox
Collision with the Infinite - the book is in my car and I don't remember the author just this second.

It is kinda neat seeing what others have on their reading plate - thanks for reviving the thread.

93 - All
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I like silly little threads like this πŸ™‚

So right now my stack of books are..

Just finishing up The Magical World of Aleister Crowley - Francis King

Next is Paschal Beverly Randolph A nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician - John Patrick Deveney

The Unknown God - Martin P. Starr

The Golden Bough - James Frazer

Moonchild and Diary of a Drug Fiend - A.C.

I have Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism by Hugh Urban on the brown truck headed this way and Book of Abramelin: A New Translation by Abraham Von Worms, Georg Dehn (Editor) is pre-ordered on amazon.com (should be out later this month)


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93 Frater C.U.G.,

How great of you to mention Book of Abramelin: A New Translation! I've been waiting for the release of that and had completely forgotten all about it! I'm going to go place my order right now!

Also, I was hoping I could entice The_Real_Simon_Iff to tell us about Alesiter Crowleys Scientific Illuminism by Andreas Ludwig. (or anyone else who has read this book actually. He had mentioned back in Jan of this year that he was reading it and would let us know his thoughts.)

I'm really interested. I've never heard of this book.

Thanks for the replies so far everyone.

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Currently:

-Kenneth Grant's 'Snakewand & the darker strain'.
-'Gyorgy Ligeti, music of the imagination' by Richard Steinitz.


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93,

As my bed is a "rack" on a U.S. Navy ship, I'll do it like this...

Under my pillow I keep one of the little red copies of Liber AL.

Currently re-reading Book 4, the "Blue Brick" for the umpteenth time for lack of better things to read.

Also keeping The Holy Books of Thelema close and under the eyes' microscope.

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"The Tao and the Tree of Life" and "Taoist Yoga & Sexual Energy" both by Eric Yudelove.

"The Templars and the Assassins" and "The Slaves Shall Serve" both by James Wasserman.

"The Commentaries of AL" by Crowley and Marcello Motta (this one I bought just as an investment, reading it for comic relief. I have "Magical and Philosophical Commentaries..." too, that one's a keeper. Do you think Wasserman is the least bit embarrassed now that he wrote the intro to Motta's book?)

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"adonia444" wrote:
I'd love to see more! It gives one great ideas for books that might be of interest to you. Some of these books I'd never heard of and might have to check out now. GREAT idea Paul!
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Adonia444

93 Adonia444,

Here is a list that was compiled by Lashtal that I have found useful.
http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-37.phtml

I'm currently reading;

The Middle Pillar~Israel Regardie

Book IV(Magick In Theory and Practice)

A Lovecraft compilation(what would Akeley say/whisper about the recent Pluto announcement?. πŸ˜† )

Tao Teh Ching

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Currently reading:

8 Lectures on Yoga
Enochian Initiation (Frater W.I.T)
Tree of Life (Regardie)
Kabbalah and Meditation (Kaplan)
Mystical Qabalah (Fortune)


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Finishing up

The Illuminatus trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson

and just starting

DMT: the Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman


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I've just finished reading the new Kenneth Grant "At the Feet of the Guru".

An excellent book, covers topics of supreme importance to Thelema in a very subtle and lucid way. In the first couple of articles he's brought up the concept of the Void and the process of self enquiry (seeking the True Will), both essential aspects of Thelema. And all the time focussing on the Advaita tradition with barely a mention of anything Thelema related.

Well worth reading as Liber Al is so much easier to understand when you've got a bit of background in the Eastern traditions.


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Nice thread, some excellent reading! On my bedside table; The Confessions, my brand new copy of Liber ABA, πŸ™‚ Rebels & Devils The Psychology of Liberation. These are keeping me pretty busy for now.


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93 Adonia444,

Here is a list that was compiled by Lashtal that I have found useful.
http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/PNphpBB2-vi ... t-37.phtml

WOW! Thank you 10BEARS! I hadn't noticed that thread in the forum archives!

I guess the "what is everyone reading" topic has been beat to death then huh? πŸ˜‰ Well, I really was interested in what everyone was reading but I was mostly trying to get the board moving again. I read Lashtal first thing in the morning.

I cant even distinguish between what gets me moving in the morning anymore; coffee or the mental push I get from reading Lashtal. πŸ™‚

I apperciate everyone humoring me by replying. LOTS of people reading about the Tao, Grant and of course re-reading Crowley. Some of the Crowley books people posted about I hadn't even heard of. Shows ya what I know! πŸ˜‰

Thanks everyone!

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UGH! If my husband would ever sign out of Lashtal these things wouldnt happen! πŸ™„

Sorry about that..again. What can I say? Two Thelemites living under one roof causes quite the commotion at times. I will be more mindful of this in the future. πŸ˜‰

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Is this "what's on your bedside table" or "what are you reading"?

On my bedside table, there's a few pieces of jewelry, and a bunch of stuffed animals. On the floor next to my bed is another story. yesterday's socks and a bra. πŸ™‚

in my living room, where I do my reading, currently dog-eared is Magick without Tears and the Book of Thoth, next to a copy of the collected Strange Tales comics featuring Dr. Strange.

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On my bedside table is Magick in Theory and Practice which I'm reading for the first time, the Book Of The Law, the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) guide to Astrology :P, and the Hermetica by Candy and Freke (funnily enough as their last names are).

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"adonia444" wrote:

93 Adonia444,

Here is a list that was copied by Lashtal that I have found useful.
http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/PNphpBB2-vi ... t-37.phtml

WOW! Thank you 10BEARS! I hadn't noticed that thread in the forum archives!

I guess the "what is everyone reading" topic has been beat to death then huh? πŸ˜‰ Well, I really was interested in what everyone was reading but I was mostly trying to get the board moving again. I read Lashtal first thing in the morning.

I cant even distinguish between what gets me moving in the morning anymore; coffee or the mental push I get from reading Lashtal. πŸ™‚

I apperciate everyone humoring me by replying. LOTS of people reading about the Tao, Grant and of course re-reading Crowley. Some of the Crowley books people posted about I hadn't even heard of. Shows ya what I know! πŸ˜‰

Thanks everyone!

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Agape!

Adonia444

93,
Glad to be of help. The paragraph(s) preceding the list is a lesson in and of itself(to me anyway). Happy reading! πŸ˜‰

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p.s. This list can be found in the appendix of Magick in Theory and Practice.


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Moonchild by Aleister Crowley

The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham

The Holy Books of Thelema by Aleister Crowley

The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill by David Ovason

Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley

The Confessions of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley

Also on my bedside table:

Bottle of OxyContin 80mg for Pain

Bottle of Xanax 1mg for Anxiety


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'The Psychopath's Bible' - Christopher S. Hyatt

'Psychic Self-Defence' - Dion Fortune

Now that I think about it, that's quite a perverse arrangement of literature to be reading before going to sleep...


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