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Perhaps no one single person has had more widespread influence on the counter-culture of the 20th century, as the now infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. He was an English born ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he focused his attentions on mountaineering and poetry. In 1898 he joined the esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was trained in ceremonial magic. In 1912 he was initiated into another esoteric order, the German-based Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), rising to become the leader of its British branch. Crowley gained widespread notoriety during his lifetime, being a recreational drug experimenter, bisexual and an individualist social critic. As a result, he was denounced in the popular press as “the wickedest man in the world” and erroneously labelled a Satanist. The Equinox is a series of publications in book form that serves as the official organ of the magical order founded by Aleister Crowley. It is essential reading for the student of Crowley as cross-references to it are found in nearly all his writings.

Description: LIMITED HAND NUMBERED EDITION. #54 of 515 printed copies. COMPLETE 10 VOLUME SET. Hard bound, no dust jackets. Some minor wear and soiling to boards, otherwise very good. Interiors clean and bindings sound. The Equinox is arguably the single most influential journal in modern occultism, and among the most frequently cited journals in the history of western occultism. This edition features detailed supplementary tables of contents to each number. Crowley’s extensive annotations from his personal copies have been collected at the end of the set, along with biographies of the contributors. RARE!

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The Equinox: The Official Organ of the A. A.- The Review of Scientific Illuminism, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-10
Crowley, Aliester

Publisher: Samuel Weiser
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: 10 volumes
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Limited Edition

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