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Postby Hego » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:19 am

With my regards,

I need to ask you for a little guidance. I'm reading books about Thelema, Qabalah and Aleister Crowley, however there is no pattern in my study. Most of the time I got confused and regressed to where I start.

Would you please give me your advice about which book, which study to begin with? Any help is appreciated.
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Re: To begin;

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:24 pm

Well, you posted this in a section about my book Pearls of Wisdom. I honestly think it might be the very best place for you to start (and I'd think that if I hadn't written it). You can get the book from Amazon or from www.thelema.org/publications
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Re: To begin;

Postby Hego » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:05 am

Ah, I'll definitely get one copy, thank you.
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Re: To begin;

Postby Gnosomai Emauton » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:30 am

Agreed. The three zero chapters at the beginning of Pearls are, IMO, the single best introduction one can find.

While you're waiting for it to arrive, I might recommend:

the Introduction to Magick in Theory and Practice
http://hermetic.com/crowley/book-4/defs.html

followed by

Book 4, pts. 1 & 2
https://100thmonkeypress.com/biblio/acr ... 1_1911.htm
https://100thmonkeypress.com/biblio/acr ... 2_1913.htm


Don't worry so much about all of his cross references to other works. You can dig into those later. But for a good basic overview of all the pieces, that should do you well.
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Re: To begin;

Postby Al-Shariyf » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:13 pm

You will also want to read Magick Without Tears

http://hermetic.com/crowley/magick-without-tears/
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Re: To begin;

Postby Hego » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:36 am

Al-Shariyf wrote:You will also want to read Magick Without Tears

http://hermetic.com/crowley/magick-without-tears/


I have started with that one, and I am still reading. :D

Thanks for the advice and sorry for using wrong section for this post.
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Re: To begin;

Postby Jim Eshelman » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:05 am

Hego wrote:Thanks for the advice and sorry for using wrong section for this post.

Not a problem. It seems you primarily wanted to discuss Pearls of Wisdom anyway :)
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