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 Anonymous
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28/04/2009 9:44 pm  

Good day to all...

I was surpriesd and pleased to find a copy of:

Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley
by Richard Kaczynski ph.d & James Wasserman
(Red Wheel/Weiser publications)

at my local national bookseller (Barnes & Noble) and woulld highly recommend it. It's helping clear up some of the areas I was stuck in
with my studies.

Now off to find even newer areas to get stuck in...


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 Anonymous
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30/04/2009 3:12 pm  

93,
I to received my copy, a worthwhile book for the collection me thinks.
The 1st portion of the book is mainly to do with Crowleys life shedding
a lot of the fact from fiction.
And to think I nearly cancelled my order at one time...


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 Anonymous
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30/04/2009 3:29 pm  

I like the choice of cover photo (Crowley riding a horse on one of his Asian expeditions, for those who haven't seen it yet.) There are so many good portraits of the Beast but nearly all books just use one or two of his 'scary black magician' poses. Nice to see a publisher use something different.


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thiebes
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01/05/2009 9:38 am  

I think the biographical portion was brilliant. The rest, unnecessary filler and not very good filler at that.


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 Anonymous
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01/05/2009 12:29 pm  
"thiebes" wrote:
I think the biographical portion was brilliant. The rest, unnecessary filler and not very good filler at that.[/quote

I disagree with you there thiebes
I think the "the rest" as you call it will prove very helpful to people just embarking on the study of Thelema / Crowley

And as a primer on the subject of Magick, I in my humble opinion
think it is the best I've ever read.


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 Anonymous
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02/05/2009 7:21 am  
"Alistair" wrote:
And as a primer on the subject of Magick, I in my humble opinion
think it is the best I've ever read.

I agree with you there... well with the exception of Liber ABA


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thiebes
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02/05/2009 8:14 am  
"Alistair" wrote:
And as a primer on the subject of Magick, I in my humble opinion think it is the best I've ever read.

I prefer the writings of Aleister Crowley. They are more complete and well written.


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the_real_simon_iff
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02/05/2009 12:35 pm  
"thiebes" wrote:
I prefer the writings of Aleister Crowley. They are more complete and well written.

But, of course, a concise guide to AC written by himself would be somewhat ... ah ... probably less concise, more complete and well written...

Well...

Love=Law
Lutz


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alysa
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02/05/2009 10:12 pm  

That must be very interesting, a real concise guide to Aleister Crowley written by the Man himself, also very complex to read.


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