Liber Aleph Vel Cxi: The Book of Wisdom or Folly [Aleister Crowley] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Liber Aleph Vel CXI has ratings and 6 reviews. by Aleister Crowley The Vision and the Voice by Aleister Crowley The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley. LIBER ALEPH CXI. THE BOOK OF WISDOM OR FOLLY. An extended and elaborate commentary on the Book of the Law, in the form of a letter.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The deep, constitutional, or predisposing Cause of Dreams lieth within the Jurisdiction of the Will itself. Do that, and no other shall say nay. Nay, also of the other Part, fear not to destroy thy Complexes, thinking dreadfully thereby to lose the Power of creating Joy by their Distinction.

Such also is the Case with the Mind which hath not fed itself on Thought. Quite a difficult read. As all diseases have two conjunct causes, one immediate, external and exciting, the other constitutional, internal, and predisposing, so it is with Dreams, which are Dis-Eases, or unbalanced States of Consciousness, Disturbers of Sleep as Thoughts are of Life.

Thus their Nature of Love was perfect; it was their Fall from that Innocence which drove them from the Garden. The Dream delightful is then a Pageant of the Fulfilment of the true Will, and the Nightmare a symbolic Battle between it and its Assailants in thyself.

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But all these are, in our mystical Sense, Poisons; that is, we take two Things diverse and opposite, binding them together so that they are compelled to unite; and the Orgasm of each Marriage is an Ecstasy, the Lower dissolving in the Higher. There are very many for whom in their present Incarnations this Great Work may be impossible; since their appointed Work may be in Satisfaction of some Magical Debt, or in Adjustment of some Balance, or in Fulfilment of some Defect.

I have begotten thee, o my Son, and that strangely, as thou knowest, upon the Scarlet Woman called Hilarion, as it was mysteriously foretold unto me in The Book of the Law. Nonetheless, it is important for understanding Crowley’s method of attainment as well as his relationship with Jones.

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And of this the true Explanation is that in such a case the Will is in Danger, having been attacked and wounded or corrupted by the Violence of some Repression. Izzy rated it it was ok Jan 07, Yet is this Adaptation but Liher for the most Part, or at the best Subterfuge and Stratagem in the Tactics of thy Life, with but an accidental and subordinate Relation to thy true Will, whereof by Consciousness and by Reason thou mayst be ignorant, unless by Fortune great and rare thou be already harmonized in thyself, the Outer with the Inner, which Aleistre is not common among Men, and is the Reward of previous Attainment.


The Tendencies of thy Mind lie deeper far than any Thought, for they are the Conditions and the Laws of Thought; and it is these that thou must bring to Nought. Neglect not simple Introspections, therefore; but give yet greater Heed unto those Dreams and Phantasies, those Gestures and Manners unconscious, and of undiscovered Cause, which betoken thee.

Now therefore that thou art come to the Age of Understanding, do thou give ear unto my Wisdom, for that therein lieth a simple and direct Way for every Man that he may attain to the End. Rick rated it it was amazing Sep 25, That which repels, that which disgusts, must thou assimilate in this Way of Wholeness.

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Now is it naked and brilliant, now clothed in aaleister Robes of Symbol and Hieroglyph; but always travelleth it with thee upon thy Path, ready to acquaint thee with thy true Nature, if thou attend unto its Word, aleizter Gesture, or its Show of Imagery. Quinn E rated it really liked it Apr 19, Derek Dewitt rated it really liked it Jul 27, It is not the Spontaneity thereof which worketh Woe, but some Repression in the Environment. Ivo rated it it was amazing Dec 06, I had been re-reading it for several years.

Thy Way to the Centre is not oriented as that of any other Being, and thine elements are no kin, but alien, to his. Though the book was not published until some time after its writing init is considered one of the forefont commentaries aleisster Crowley’s teachings.

For this Attraction is an Antagonism; and the greater this Antinomy, the more fierce the Puissance of the Magnetism, and the Quality of Energy disengaged by the Coition.

Also with Ether, we gain the Power of analysing the Consciousness into its Planes; and so for many others. No trivia or quizzes yet. Esiasch rated it liked it Jan 26, Now because thou art the Child of my Bowels, I yearn greatly towards thee, o my Son, and I strive strongly with my Spirit that by my Wisdom I may make plain thy Way before thee; and thus in many Chapters will I write for thee those things that may profit thee. How vast are the Oceans of uncharted Joy that lie before the Keel of thy Ship!


But alway does he triumph and fulfil himself therein, for the Dream is a natural Compensation in the inner World for any Failure of Achievement in the outer.

For though it be Illusion, it is by the true Analysis of Falsehoods that we are able to destroy them, just as the Physician must understand the Disease of his Patient if he is to choose the fitting Remedy. This is the Secret of all Beauty, and maketh Love not only possible, but necessary, between every Thing and every other Thing. Therefore deem not that thy lightest Fancy is insignificant. Those who avoid Pain physical or mental remain little Men, and there is no Virtue in them.

Mar 16, IAO rated it it was amazing Shelves: For to thee, who hast aspired, it is thy Nature to perform the Great Work, and this is the final Dissolution of the Cosmos.

Do thou study most constantly, my Son, in the Art of the Holy Qabalah. Thanks for telling us about the problem. At first Crowley thought this was a reference to a child he was to bear with his wife Rose Kelly, though after the death of their first-born who had turned out to be a daughter Crowley took the passage in its metaphorical sense of a young student who would inherit his teachings.

Even the titles of each epistle are aleisteg in Latin, and its often medieval guise of dealing with subject matters, such as the effects of “melancholy bile”, can be considered another of Crowley’s great examples of using ancient texts as templates. Consider the placid and ruminent Existence of such Persons as read little, are removed from worldy Struggle by some sufficient Property of small and unexciting Value, stably invested, and by Age and Environment are free from Passion.

Now then learn of me the testimony of History and literature as a great Scroll of Learning. A Dream of Horror is therefore the most serious of all Warnings; for it signifieth that thy Will, which is Thy Self in respect of its Motion, is in Lliber and Danger.