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The Magical Record of the Beast 666 * The Diaries of of Aleister Crowley.

London: Duckworth, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. The Magical Record of the Beast 666 by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant gives us a fascinating glimpse into the magical activities of Aleister Crowley during the years of the Great War. Perhaps a continuation of the experiments he made with fellow magician and poet Victor Neuburg, during 1914 in The Paris Working - a series of homosexual 'operations' which were a transition between the ceremonial rituals as taught in the Golden Dawn and the sex rites of the Ordo Templi Orientis. The 'Magical Records' comprises of 'Rex de Arte Regia' (The King on the Royal Art), a magical diary beginning in Sept 1914 - March 1915 and continuing Feb 1916 - Sept 1918. There is also 'The Magical Record of the Beast' from Dec 1919 - Dec 1920, followed by Liber Al vel Legis (The Book of the Law). Very Good+. Little shelfwear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Lacking dj. Tall 8vo. 326pp. illus (b/w). Red cloth with gilt titles to spine. Item #12246

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