The Unknown God – Martin P. Starr – Oxford University Press

Very pleased to see the announcement of a new edition of Martin P Starr’s excellent book, ‘The Unknown God’. Due for publication in February 2024.

The Unknown God is the first documentary study of Thelema, a twentieth-century religious movement in the magical family, founded by the occultist, poet, and prophet of a new age of personal freedom, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947).

Source: The Unknown God – Martin P. Starr – Oxford University Press

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Michael Staley

Very glad to see a second edition of this book is impending, which I gather has a new chapter. I found this book particularly useful for the wealth of information about Achad’s biography and development when I was in the final stages of preparing The Incoming of the Aeon of Maat for publication.


Why do you think there is an extra chapter? In fact it looks like an appendix has disappeared.

Michael Staley

Because I read it somewhere. I’ve been in occasional touch with Martin Starr over the years, ever since he agreed to take part in the Starfire ‘Thelema Beyond Crowley’ conference in London in 2004 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ‘The Book of the Law’. I’ll ask him about any changes.


Hello, since you are on the subject of Frater Achad. What about the Collected Works Vol. 1, Your website says it was supposed to come out last summer


Hopefully, this book will come with some new additions!.

Carlos M. Pla

Hello, this is my first post, glad to join your forum. I’ve been reading for a while and finally got up the courage to create an account.

I learned about the announcement of the reprint of this book by Mr. Starr from Richard Kaczynski a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, it seems that the selling price of the book is very high. Perhaps I will consider publishing it in Spanish if I reach a satisfactory agreement with the English publisher that holds the rights. It looks great.