Equinox Vol. 1 Weiser editions addendum
From what I’ve read, the Weiser editions of the Equinox Vol 1 set come with a 36 page addendum of notes and corrections (and that’s the only difference in text that I’ve heard about). I own the 1974 set, but the idea of not being able to know what is in these notes drives me CRAZY. A couple days ago I was very close to buying a set (was missing 2 volumes) on eBay, and even now I’m thinking of settling with the dreaded 2 volume edition just so I can see these notes! I know this is ridiculous and I’m sure the notes are of relatively small importance, but does anyone have any knowledge of them that my help tame my curiosity? Or even better yet, is anyone aware of digital uploads of these editions or these notes online?!
As it is, I can feel myself caving into the temptation to grab the 2 volume set, most likely just so I scan the addendum and resell, then upload to help quell the the suffering of any of those out there like me 🤪
P.S. If anyone owns a Weiser edition, I would be willing to PayPal a modest fee just to get photos of the 36 pages 🤣
I am sure you can wait until the week of September 9 to September 15. I will gladly then send you a scan of the notes and corrections. These are Crowley's notes and corrections, by the way. I am going on holidays on monday and until then there is way too much work to have the time to scan anything (if I'll find the time, I do it, but I doubt it, so please be patient).
By the way, while the paper really is ridiculously thin, I really love the two volume edition.
then upload to help quell the the suffering of any of those out there like me
Be cautious about copying and uploading. There are, you know, potential copyright clauses. The Equinox itself is in the publick domain, but the Addendum might fall under different rules, depending on when it was first published ... and who holds the (c).
My hero 💪🏻 I surely can wait however long knowing that eventually I’ll get to see them. Them being Crowleys own notes only entices me more, I am very excited to get my hands on them but take all the time you need. My offer for a bit of a tip for your troubles still stands, it’s the least I can do to show my gratitude.
From what you can tell does the main text appear to be the same? From my browsing of my set of the Equinox I didn’t find much errata so I don’t know what there would even be to change.
And don’t lead me into the temptation of buying more Crowley books 😩 It doesn’t take much sweet talking for me to splurge on books I absolutely don’t need and ran out of space for years ago.
There is a couple sets on eBay going for $480-500 or best offer though…
And don’t lead me into the temptation of buying more Crowley books 😩
If you have The Equinox (plus one or three more, maybe six), then you have (almost) all of the Class D practical stuff, so you don't need more books ... just more time to do the work.
I sold my books a decade ago. For each one sold, I have a digital copy. I like it better that way. But AC bound The Equinox to last thru Armageddon (too bad the original bindings were starting to crumble after 40 years - we had our set rebound in white leather) - so a book might survive while my digital library gets fried by an EMP.
@shiva No argument here. My general rule of thumb these days is to not buy anymore physical books unless I can’t find a digital copy (which is rare). Still, I find myself spending far too much time tracking down and collecting e-books to load onto my various e-readers instead of reading the books I already have, which is far more than I’ll ever get to in this lifetime.
Ironically, this bibliophilia/e-bibliophilia seems to be of all things the most seductive and prevalent distraction when it comes to getting down to actually doing the work (or even just reading for pleasure). I suspect this is common for people into the esoteric and I’d guess it’s largely due to the fact it’s so easy either to transfer enthusiasm for learning and the work to fetish or to conflate the two.
Also reminds me of an illness many musicians suffer from, G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). “All I need is this one last guitar pedal and surely I will finally get to writing music!”. While I’m tempted to think imbuing the tools of your trade with an aura of significance can have its place—as when people talk of books being a talismanic object— for me it’s most often just a way to pass the buck, replace the carrot on the end of the stick. Anything but to do the damned thing.
What is with men in general fetishizing tools? 🤔
What is with men in general fetishizing tools?
It is generally and genetically a fact that men like to dig holes, build mountains, and generally wreck the environment. The ladies have a tendency to smooth things over, making a (more or less) level playing field. Results may vary. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food et Drug Agency, but men need tools to wreck havoc on the physical plane.
“The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys”
What is with men in general fetishizing tools? 🤔
In order to perform sacred work we must have the correct tools for the job.
In Prophetes Veritas Venit. Quod ambulas cum Thelema et Agape est semper fidelis pietas.