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A syllabus for the "pre-probationary" period.

Postby Intellectus » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:58 pm

Being that I do not live close to a Temple or college and know noone in my general vicinity that practices, I am asking for a required reading list, or just something that will point me in the right direction. I'm not asking for a map of the path, just a compass.
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Postby DavidH » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:33 pm

Hi,

Well, I don't think you can wrong with the Student syllabus of the A.'.A.'.

Here is the link:
http://ordoaa.org/studlist.htm

Also, most anything from Isreal Regardie, or Crowley.

That should keep you busy for a while! :D
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Postby redd fezz » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:49 pm

Whenever I look at all the books on that long list from Student to Adeptus Minor, I think, "Gah! Can't this be streamlined into a neat little package?"
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I'm sure that was an annoying comment, but there are some books that just propel you forward by leaps and bounds and encompass a whole world of ideas, such as the book "Anatomy of the Psyche" Chris sent me. In my entire collection, I've been looking for a single book which might interest her in return and I don't really have anything that compares to it that she hasn't already read, I'm sure. It's just an all-encompassing book explodes The Great Work open plain as day.
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Postby RosenKreutz » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:05 pm

That's definately a long syllabus.
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Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:07 pm

Redd Fezz wrote:Whenever I look at all the books on that long list from Student to Adeptus Minor, I think, "Gah! Can't this be streamlined into a neat little package?"

Not when the purposes include wide exposure to depth and breadth of the related traditions.

In my entire collection, I've been looking for a single book which might interest her in return and I don't really have anything that compares to it that she hasn't already read, I'm sure. It's just an all-encompassing book explodes The Great Work open plain as day.

The traditional Rosicrucian Liber M does that. :twisted: :shock: 8)
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Postby Gideon Jagged » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:35 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:The traditional Rosicrucian Liber M does that.


Sure, but that's not the kind of thing you could stick on a bookshelf. :lol:
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Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:39 pm

Well, you have a point there. :)
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Postby redd fezz » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:42 pm

Hardee har har! :lol:
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Postby Intellectus » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:08 pm

Thanks DavidH but that link keeps timing out. Is there another link that you can post?

Wait... Is this it?
The Equinox
From No. I to the current number
Raja Yoga
by Swami Vivekananda
The Shiva Sanhita, or The Hathayoga Pradipika
Konx Om Pax
by Aleister Crowley
The Spiritual Guide
by Miguel de Molinos
777
by Aleister Crowley
Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie
by Eliphas Levi; alternately, its translation by A. E. Waite
The Goetia or The Lemegeton of Solomon the King
Tannhauser — The Sword of Song — Time — Eleusis
by A. Crowley
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-melin the Mage
The Tao Teh Ching
The Writings of Kwang Tz
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Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:31 pm

Intellectus wrote:Thanks DavidH but that link keeps timing out.

Timing out? You mean not resolving? 404?

That's quite bizarre - the server it's on hasn't been down all day and has enough bandwidth available to serve a few hundred such sites - and it's a very lightweight page. I'm inclined to suspect some problem on your local machine. (Even more bizarre because you can reach the current page - on the same server - which is a much more demanding page to render.)
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Postby jmiller » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:07 am

Intellectus wrote:Thanks DavidH but that link keeps timing out. Is there another link that you can post?


Try this: http://www.ordoaa.org/studlist.htm

But, yeah, that's the list. But you can also find lots more on that site.
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Postby DavidH » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:16 am

Hi Sasha, I tried the link and it worked fine as did the same one that I posted. Well, he can always try just going to the main page www.ordoaa.org and then click on student syllabus.

One book that I suggest to people is Dion Fortune's Mystical Kabbalah. I must have read it 10 times. It's easy to read, even for someone with little experience, and it explains the subject which is the blueprint for much of what we do. If someone showed some interest and asked me I would probably suggest that one before any Crowley books (depending on their level of course.)
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Postby Intellectus » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:39 pm

Thanks everyone, I must have had some spyware or something because after I posted that, every time I tried to use a contraction the ( ' ) button would bring up a weird toolbar that wouldn't allow me to type anymore. I took care of everything though, and it seems to be working fine now.
Also, I found this website that has a lot of occult books available in pdf format. If anyone's interested http://athenaeum.asiya.org/
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Postby Intellectus » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:46 am

I have obtained the syllabus for the curriculum of the A A, my question is "What is meant by Collected Works of A. Crowley?" Was this a book or set published under that name, if so does anyone have a link? Thanks
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Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:38 am

Intellectus wrote:I have obtained the syllabus for the curriculum of the A A, my question is "What is meant by Collected Works of A. Crowley?" Was this a book or set published under that name, if so does anyone have a link? Thanks

Yes - a set of three books exceptionally edited and crafted volumes which collected most of his poetry and essays prior to 1909. The actual title to search under is The Works of Aleister Crowley. One link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/091166 ... e&n=283155
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Postby Intellectus » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:02 pm

Thank you Jim
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Postby jmiller » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:24 pm

In case it saves anyone any trouble...

Intellectus wrote: The Shiva Sanhita, or The Hathayoga Pradipika


I couldn't locate these books until I searched under:
Siva Samhita
Hatha Yoga Pradipika

I got tipped off to this and some other useful information on locating some of the sources here: http://www.outercol.org/htmldoc/require.html
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