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christibrany
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08/04/2019 3:48 pm  

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Happy feast day numero uno for the writing of the Book of the Law! Nuit day 🙂

'14. Above, the gemmed azure is
The naked splendour of Nuit;
She bends in ecstasy to kiss
The secret ardours of Hadit.
The winged globe, the starry blue,
Are mine, O Ankh-af-na-khonsu!'

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09/04/2019 3:17 pm  

Second Feast Day!

HADIT

Hadit, my Secret Centre, my Heart and my tongue.

Tiphareth, the spark of the personal Soul, a piece of the Spirit.

The secret flame that burns in the heart of every man.

The yearning of the Spirit to reunite with Nuit.

The omnipresent Point.

The Holy Guardian Angel.

Every Man and Every Woman is a Star. 🙂

PT


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10/04/2019 5:42 am  

Shouldn’t the feast now be called “The Four Days of the writing of The Book of the Law” ? We need to add an extra day for the day that Mr Beta re-wrote one of the words.
In case anyone is interested:

The ways of the Khabs (Star / Body of Individuality) run through .... me
In other words : “fills me”
Aum fills my consciousness, it doesn’t kill me.
The idea that a funeral prayer would end in the words “kill me” is patently absurd.
Would you write that on your tombstone?

Either way I guess we now have to celebrate a new 4th day for this festival.

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10/04/2019 6:06 am  

as: Either way I guess we now have to celebrate a new 4th day

As to a
4th day,
I say,
No way,
José


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10/04/2019 7:01 am  

I was joking btw in case you didn’t pick up on my dry humour.

I just hope that someone will continue to print good quality versions of Liber Al in its original form.

I also wonder if EGC priests will be allowed to use Liber AL in its original form in Gnostic Masses or will they be forced to use the new Beta version?


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10/04/2019 7:09 am  

Mr Beta’s entire reasoning was based on Crowley’s personal copy in which he apparently scribbled a correction to the word ‘fill’.
How are we to know whether or not this was just a fleeting idea for a revision that he later chose not to implement?
The fact that multiple versions were published under HIS watch and he NEVER changed it to “kill” should be enough evidence for anyone who isn’t a megalomaniac.

Is it surprising that this would come from someone who spends most of his magical career “editing”.
Don’t get me wrong - I own most of the books Beta has edited, and they are all great.
But editing Liber AL. ?
Sorry that’s a no no.


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10/04/2019 7:19 am  

Anyone care to comment on this:

REVOLUTION 25 !

http://fnordzone.blogspot.com/2014/08/from-fill-to-kill-oho-ignores-command.html?m=1


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10/04/2019 8:39 pm  

it is Fill. . in my opinion..... the end. 🙂

*Happy Third Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law!

rhk

Now let it be first understood that I am a god of War and of Vengeance.

Mercy let be off: damn them who pity! Kill and torture; spare not; be upon them!

... Unity uttermost showed!

I adore the might of Thy breath,

Supreme and terrible God,

Who makest the gods and death

To tremble before Thee:—

I, I adore thee!

Appear on the throne of Ra!

Open the ways of the Khu!

Lighten the ways of the Ka!

The ways of the Khabs run through

To stir me or still me!

Aum! let it fill me!

The light is mine; its rays consume

Me: I have made a secret door

Into the House of Ra and Tum,

Of Khephra and of Ahathoor.

I am thy Theban, O Mentu,

The prophet Ankh-af-na-khonsu!

By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;

By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell.

Show thy star-splendour, O Nuit!

Bid me within thine House to dwell,

O wingèd snake of light, Hadit!

Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!

AVM

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08/04/2020 3:59 pm  

Here we are again!

Happy Holy Day number One!

Her feet not hurting the little flowers...

For I am divided for Love's sake. 


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09/04/2020 12:14 am  
Posted by: @christibrany

For I am divided for Love's sake,

                                                              for the chance of union.

For these fools of men and their woes care not thou at all! They feel little; what is, is balanced by weak joys (...)

Let it be that state of manyhood bound and loathing. So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will.

 


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09/04/2020 6:42 pm  

I am the cube in the circle

The centre

The Star in All

Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass & are done; but there is that which remains.

 

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09/04/2020 7:35 pm  

Ignant, do you think the above might have been another sort-of swastika that got interrupted before it was fully executed??

Happy "Hadit day",

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09/04/2020 7:47 pm  

Fully executed is what all swastikas, and their fans, ought to be.

The triskeles has been used by a very few neo-Nazis, but so far is free of any Fascist taint that i'm aware of. A perfectly respectable Celtic symbol.

It passes the ignant test- it does not cause my neck-hairs to rise, or my adrenaline to flow.


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09/04/2020 8:16 pm  

That's all to the good, then. (Though I take it you meant them evil fascist swastikas and their fans, not those original oriental ones...)

Just checking! 😊 

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09/04/2020 8:30 pm  

All swastikas created after 1945 or so partake of the Nazi contagion. Any living person who creates a swastika takes on that karma knowingly.


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09/04/2020 9:16 pm  

you freaks lol. its a cube 🙂 back to Hadit


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09/04/2020 9:29 pm  

I had to re-check the pic after you said "cube", i did not see it as one til you said that. And the angles really aren't quite right.

Kinda sorta a cube, definitely a triskeles. And nothing wrong with it.


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10/04/2020 2:05 am  

@christibrany

Happy Feast Day(s)!

"For I am divided for love’s sake, for the chance of union"

That's the line that's always been the most memorable for me, even when I first read it many years ago as a dumb youngster. For me it sums up the whole point of "Creation", at first there was just a boring "nothing", so it divided itself into everything, so in the end it is Nothing + Love.

This time last year I read each chapter at Solar Noon on each day. Unfortunately I just wasn't "feeling it" this year and forgot my little "ritual". Never mind, I'll try again next time.

"the Cube in the Circle" can be seen as quite a bizarre line: a cube is 3-dimensional while a circle is just 2-dimensional. This makes me think of possibilities of higher dimensions but I'm a bit weird like that and this isn't the time or place to ramble on about it. 🙂 

 

Take care,

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10/04/2020 3:00 am  
Posted by: @duck

This makes me think of possibilities of higher dimensions but I'm a bit weird like that

@duck

Ramble On

Gonna ramble on, sing my song
Gotta keep–a–searchin’ for my baby
Gonna work my way, round the world
I can’t stop this feelin’ in my heart
Gotta keep searchin’ for my baby (...)

 

I like weird, but as we have learned There are weird and weird.

And I'm deadly exhausted. From March 18 I've been watching two damn homo normalis, aged 80 and 82, Geriatric Ordeal, no less. He, my father (male, 80) & his sister (female, 82) are not weird at all, just damn nice people, or something... I don't know.

I've been tortured by that verse (AL, I: 29) many years, for I had had a reason who had been asking: "No way, all this torture [has been made] for fucking [ i.e., for "love's sake"?]"

Then, somewhere later - some 10 years after the first reading of the damn verse, I've started, graciously, to lose that ability (reason), praised ADNI, & in the next 10 yrs or so I've lost it entirely (or at least I hope I have). Anyhow, now I love the verse, although the 3rd (today's) chapter is still my favourite. Now, an end of rambling.


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10/04/2020 6:51 am  

Down in my neck of de swamp, where de 'gators be nippin' at ya heels, we've entered the third day of the feast of three days. The day of the fool.

Laissez les bons temps rouler, LAShTAL.


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10/04/2020 7:19 am  
Posted by: @serpent252

There are weird and weird.

The really weird stuff (not the fakery) is spelled wired. Are you wired? Yes man, I am wiered.

Posted by: @serpent252

the 3rd (today's) chapter is still my favourite.

Aha!  You're not wired or wierd. You're still a young man at heart. Do you practice martial arts?

 


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10/04/2020 7:35 am  
Posted by: @ignant666

Any living person who creates a swastika takes on that karma knowingly.

myname

Goodnight, everybody. 


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10/04/2020 11:11 am  

ignant666: "All swastikas created after 1945 or so partake of the Nazi contagion. Any living person who creates a swastika takes on that karma knowingly"

AC's 1907 dated unpublished galley proofs for his collected works (volume 3 [?]), indicates that the former's first dictation from Aiwass, occured in Mexico 1900 with the scribing of the so called The Cry of the 30th Aethyr. The latter text contains a figure illusrtrating a swastika with a striking similarity in its blackness and orientation, to the swastika used by one German political movement taken over by one Adolf:

"(A vast Svastika is shewn unto me behind the Angel with the Book.)" (Source: [[]The Vision and the Voice [...][]] The Cry of the 30th Aethyr - - - https://thelemistas.org/libri/en/418/1 ) (This is most likely AC putting his own spinn on the swastika (not black and not with the same orientation) used "as a G.'.D.'. admission badge" (source: https://www.lashtal.com/forums/postid/104833/ ) by the Order he broke with and rebelled against.)

Said Awass supposedly dictated to said AC in 1904, that "... this the Book of the Law shall be printed beautifully in red ink and black upon beautiful paper made by hand ...". (At the time AC concocted his Thelema with its The Book of the Law, that era’s printing technologies for 2-color printing said book makes a lot of sense for working within the printing capabilities, i.e. color registration, cheaply, reliably, fast, on [white] paper, with respect to Aleister Crowley's agenda for mass marketing of his Thelema and its said foundational book: "... the Book of the Law shall be printed beautifully in red ink and black upon beautiful paper made by hand; and to each man and woman that thou meetest, were it but to dine or to drink at them, it is the Law to give. Then they shall chance to abide in this bliss or no; it is no odds. Do this quickly!" (source: The Book of the Law, Chapter III, verse 39).)

ignant666, in regard to this Aiwass' instruction with respect to said book being "printed beautifully in red ink and black upon beautiful paper", will you have an issue with it, if said 'the Book of the Law' is published in a version where the swastika conveyed to AC by Aiwass in 1900 (as an admission badge?) ( – and with a striking similarity in its blackness and orientation, to the swastika used by one German political movement taken over by one Adolf – ) is on the front page in black ink, surrounded by "beatiful [white] paper" and red ink, somewhat resembling the front page layout on the edition of said "the Book of the Law" in the following image?!? (And irrespective of the three "colors" to be used in printing this book according to this Aiwass, would it not have been problematic if what this Aiwass supposedly dictated to AC with respect to this book in 1904, had instructed the front page of every book cover of every copy of this book, to be marked by said swastika, in the same style as it was first conveyed to AC by said Aiwass in 1900 (as an admission badge?)? (Most likely AC's and the first Order he joined's use of  the swastika, was inspired by The Theosophical society popular at that time, and the latter's use of the swastika in its emblem.) (The Raëlian movement, a fringe movement outside of the fringe movements derived from Aleister Crowley's Thelema, has by the way gotten its swastika back (source: 'The Official Raelian Symbol gets its swastika back - Raelianews [-] Banning never solves anything, only education does.' - - - https://raelianews.org/the-official-raelian-symbol-gets-its-swastika-back.html).) ):

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The same three "colors" are also used on the front page of the edition of said book issued in cooperation with the current official O.T.O., in celebration of the 100th anniversary of it, as documented and demonstrated by the following image:

 

And another question to you ignant666, as you have stated that you do not believe in various supernatural aspects claimed by Aleister Crowley with respect to his Thelema, does this mean that you do not apply special pleading in regard to the "praeter human intelligence" nature said Crowley claimed with respect to his Aiwass???    


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10/04/2020 11:28 am  

Ooops, adding missing image: 

"The same three "colors" are also used on the front page of the edition of said book issued in cooperation with the current official O.T.O., in celebration of the 100th anniversary of it, as documented and demonstrated by the following image:"

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10/04/2020 4:20 pm  

@wellreadwellbred

Thats the copy I have been reading my daily chapters out of.

 

I AM THE LORD OF FORCE AND FIRE

'

  1. Fear not at all; fear neither men nor Fates, nor gods, nor anything. Money fear not, nor laughter of the folk folly, nor any other power in heaven or upon the earth or under the earth. Nu is your refuge as Hadit your light; and I am the strength, force, vigour, of your arms.
  2. Mercy let be off: damn them who pity! Kill and torture; spare not; be upon them!'

'

 

Time for some pushups. 

 

 


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10/04/2020 5:48 pm  
Posted by: @shiva

Aha!  You're not wired or wierd. You're still a young man at heart. Do you practice martial arts?

Yes, but only by myself, no proper training. I've seen Bruce Lee when I was 8, and it is the only case of my hero worship. He was like a God to me. And I've been jumping around, trying to imitate him or the moves from a few books & films.

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Down in my neck of de swamp, where de 'gators be nippin' at ya heels, we've entered the third day of the feast of three days. The day of the fool.

I repaired my old bike today, drunk 5 cans of energy drinks, &c. I've fallen just once, nothing serious. Back home 8 minutes before the curfew. Now, the 8 is that number, the 8 is great, the 8 is 8.

Hail! ye twin warriors about the pillars of the world! for your time is nigh at hand.


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10/04/2020 5:57 pm  
Posted by: @wellreadwellbred

AC's 1907 dated unpublished galley proofs for his collected works (volume 3 [?]), indicates that the former's first dictation from Aiwass, occured in Mexico 1900 with the scribing of the so called The Cry of the 30th Aethyr.

The attribution to Aiwass of the Cry of the 30th Aethyr isn't something I've come across before. Where did you read this attribution?


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10/04/2020 6:07 pm  
Posted by: @michael-staley

The attribution to Aiwass of the Cry of the 30th Aethyr isn't something I've come across before. Where did you read this attribution?

WRWB probably thinks of this page:

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As you can see, the "This manuscript (which came into my possession etc" part ends with an asteriks, which below is refering to the Cry of the 30th Aethyr.

Love=Law

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10/04/2020 6:41 pm  
Posted by: @the_real_simon_iff

As you can see, the "This manuscript (which came into my possession etc" part ends with an asteriks, which below is refering to the Cry of the 30th Aethyr.

Yes, it is interesting that Crowley placed the Cry of the 30th Aethyr as a prefix to The Book of the Law. Whether that placement of itself indicated a common origin from Aiwass, or whether he considers that there was something in the Cry which foreshadowed the Cairo Working, is debateable. But thank you for pointing this out - food for thought.


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10/04/2020 6:44 pm  
Posted by: @wellreadwellbred

Ooops, adding missing image: 

"The same three "colors" are also used on the front page of the edition of said book issued in cooperation with the current official O.T.O., in celebration of the 100th anniversary of it, as documented and demonstrated by the following image:"

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sorry to be off topic but I find this version to be so hideous and abhorrent that it probably should be burned.

Force and Fire is not metaphorical. In Prophetes Veritas Venit.


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10/04/2020 6:49 pm  

For once we agree about something.


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10/04/2020 7:16 pm  

@runelogix and @ignant666 Story

Posted by: @runelogix

sorry to be off topic but I find this version to be so hideous and abhorrent that it probably should be burned.

Posted by: @ignant666

For once we agree about something

And on the third day of the feast Tangin agreed with Magister. It was the sure sign of the not of the end of the world.

 

The Not

Th - 400 + e - 5 + n - 50 + o - 6 + t - 9

= 470 = DVR DWRYM = Eternity (lit. “a cycle of cycles”)


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christibrany
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10/04/2020 8:54 pm  

@ignant666

 

It is fairly garish.  I also don't like a-tall that the pages are glossy!

Edit to say I never would have bought it based on the looks either. It was a gift. 


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10/04/2020 9:02 pm  

Lists author on spine as "Aleister Crowley", as i recall.

Gotta police those copyrights, aka "(c)OTOs gonna (c)OTO."

Even though AL was already in the public domain when their Order was founded in 1978.


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10/04/2020 11:05 pm  

(c)OTO aint gonna kowtow? 


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11/04/2020 12:50 am  

I do wish a proper copyleft version of Liber Al that was suitable to give people to people you meet on your life's journey was available. The older Weiser paperback is of suitable size and quality is still produced too expensively and it enriches the wrong people.

Force and Fire is not metaphorical. In Prophetes Veritas Venit.


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11/04/2020 3:39 am  

Michael S.: "The attribution to Aiwass of the Cry of the 30th Aethyr isn't something I've come across before. Where did you read this attribution?"

Within AC's 1907 dated unpublished galley proofs, on the page numbered 234 (numbered so in top left corner). 

Michael S.: "Yes, it is interesting that Crowley placed the Cry of the 30th Aethyr as a prefix to The Book of the Law.  ..."

Yes, and in addition to that placement on the first page of the mentioned galley proofs, AC provides this attribution:

"This document (a fragment–2 " Airs " out of 30) is interesting as being written by the same hand as Liber L.  One may assume the constants as the contribution of the author ; the differences as due to inspiration alone." 

( This is also discussed by me from page two in the thread I titled 'Was the HGA also the actual initiator in the Order in which AC started on his path as an initiate?' (Source: https://www.lashtal.com/forums/postid/105558/  ) )


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11/04/2020 3:42 am  
Posted by: @wellreadwellbred

Michael S.: "The attribution to Aiwass of the Cry of the 30th Aethyr isn't something I've come across before. Where did you read this attribution?"

Within AC's 1907 dated unpublished galley proofs, on the page numbered 234 (numbered so in top left corner). 

Michael S.: "Yes, it is interesting that Crowley placed the Cry of the 30th Aethyr as a prefix to The Book of the Law.  ..."

Yes, and in addition to that placement on the first page of the mentioned galley proofs, AC provides this attribution:

"This document (a fragment–2 " Airs " out of 30) is interesting as being written by the same hand as Liber L.  One may assume the constants as the contribution of the author ; the differences as due to inspiration alone." 

( This is also discussed by me from page two in the thread I titled 'Was the HGA also the actual initiator in the Order in which AC started on his path as an initiate?' (Source: https://www.lashtal.com/forums/postid/105558/  ) )

Thanks this is very interesting!


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11/04/2020 4:28 am  

You are welcome, 'hadgigegenraum (@hadgigegenraum)'.

Now I gotta sleep, as the local time here is past the the time when the Secret Police likes to make people disappear without trace, in the middle of the night. 😉


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There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse. Accurséd! Accurséd! be it to the aeons. Hell.
 
Nuit! Hadit! Ra-Hoor-Khuit! The Sun, Strength & Sight, Light; these are for the servants of the Star & the Snake.
 
The ordeals thou shalt oversee thyself, save only the blind ones. Refuse none, but thou shalt know & destroy the traitors.
 
Posted by: @christibrany

 

Posted by: @duck

possibilities of higher dimensions

A hypercube revealing hidden attributes...

 

 
Posted by: @serpent252

Eternity

The Word in a fabled ordeal of the magic mirror.

 

ABRAX


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11/04/2020 6:14 am  

@wellreadwellbred:

Perhaps "written by the same hand" isn't synonymous with "received from the same being".


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11/04/2020 10:54 am  
Posted by: @wellreadwellbred

"This document (a fragment–2 " Airs " out of 30) is interesting as being written by the same hand as Liber L.  One may assume the constants as the contribution of the author ; the differences as due to inspiration alone." 

That's very interesting, wellreadwellbred. I'll dig out my copy of The Vision and the Voice and study the Cry of the 30th Aethyr again in that light. When first studying the V & the V, decades ago now, I thought it very sketchy and tentative when compared with the series scryed many years later, in the Algerian Desert. It will be interesting to approach it afresh.


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11/04/2020 1:33 pm  

You're welcome, Michael S.! 


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11/04/2020 8:18 pm  

I don't like the style of the book cover for the Norwegian translation of The Book of the Law, published by the OTO in Norway (it is more suitable as the book cover of a young girl's diary).:

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But I like the style used inside of this book, and think the topmost image of the three following images should have been used as the front page on the book cover:

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 The style used on the inside of the Norwegian translation published by OTO in Norway, appears to be inspired by the style used inside the centennial edition of The Book of the Law published in cooperation with the OTO:

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I agree with christibrany in not liking that the pages are glossy in the centennial edition, and think that the Norwegian 'OTO translation' of it will look better if its book cover is torn off it. And of these two editions of AC's The Book of the Law, I'd prefer the Norwegian one with its book cover torn off it.


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12/04/2020 2:42 am  
Posted by: @wellreadwellbred

I don't like the style of the book cover for the Norwegian translation of The Book of the Law, published by the OTO in Norway

It is rather dorky-looking,

Klasse B? (Maybe that's only for the Intro?

I didn't know a 6=5 Imperator had the authority to slap an Imprimatur on holy docs. But then what do I know?

 

 

 


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12/04/2020 3:23 am  
Posted by: @shiva

Klasse B?

Possibly because manuscript reproduction is not included? I don't know all the "rules" on this stuff.


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13/04/2020 3:52 pm  

Dear Aiwass Diary,

 

Today my Angel came to me in a vision of sweetness and love.

I love him so much. 

Let me count the ways...

 

Why anyone would think that the Norwegian cover even remotely fits the book's contents is beyond me.   Besides 'girl's diary' it also looks a bit K-poppish.  

My favourite version of AL is the little burgundy pocket size from Weiser. 

 


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13/04/2020 4:14 pm  

I have this (c)OTO/Magickal Childe 1990 edition, which is nice and small, has a fake leather cover that has held up well to constant use for 30 years now, and has a red ribbon for marking passages:

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And a quite nice 1974 Level Press (Lee Heflin) edition, which includes a section with a transcript of the original ms., calling attention to all the discrepancies that have become well-known since the Blue Brick.

And many copies included in other books of course.


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13/04/2020 4:29 pm  
Posted by: @christibrany

My favourite version of AL is the little burgundy pocket size from Weiser. 

Nice thread Chris!

This the copy I have. I really like it. Fits in your palm. Could even fit in a coat pocket.


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13/04/2020 4:39 pm  

My favourite edition, whilst not so handy for carrying around - assuming that one's pocket is less capacious than an elephant's scrotum - is the 1936 The Equinox of the Gods. The boards are bound in a lovely pale cloth, stamped with gold gilt. The paper is just superb, perhaps the creamiest to the touch that I have come across. And I love the reproduction of the holograph manuscript in a paper folder at the back of the book.

It is this book where  Crowley revealed the true name of the stélé for the first time - Revelling.

 

 


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