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The Libri of Aleister Crowley

Technical Libers of Thelema

Technical Libri, by Number

with notes

Liber Number Class Title
I 1 A

Liber B vel Magi

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“This is an account of the Grade of Magus, the highest grade which it is ever possible to manifest in any way whatever upon this plane. Or so it is said by the Masters of the Temple.”

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 5; III ix; III x; and, Book IV

See also: a version with notes in the mirror.

II 2 E

The Message of The Master Therion
Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner.

See also: Equinox XI (Vol. III, No. 1), p. 39; III x.


Liber III vel Jugorum
An instruction for the control of speech, action, and thought.

See also: Equinox I iv, p. 9; and Appendix VI of Book IV.


Liber ABA (Magick)

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A general account in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers.

V 5 D

Liber V vel Reguli
Being the Ritual of the Mark of the Beast: an incantation proper to invoke the Energies of the Aeon of Horus, adapted for the daily use of the Magician of whatever grade.

A pair of alternate, earlier forms are available as well.

See also: Book IV.

VI 6 B

Liber O vel Manus et Sagittae
Instructions given for the elementary study of the Qabalah, Assumption of God forms, Vibration of Divine Names, the Rituals of the Pentagram and Hexagram, and their uses in protection and invocation, a method of attaining astral visions so called, and an instruction in the practice called rising on the Planes.

See also: Equinox I ii, p. 11; The Rites of Eleusis, Liber 850; and Appendix VI of Book IV.


Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli, Adumbratio Kabbalae Ægyptiorum sub figurâ VII


“Liber Liberi Vel Lapidis Lazvli, Advmbratio Kabbalae Ægyptiorvm Svb Figvrâ VII, being the Voluntary Emancipation of a certain Exempt Adept from his Adeptship. These are the Birth Words of a Master of the Temple.
The nature of this book is sufficiently explained by its title. Its seven chapters are referred to the seven planets in the following order: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Sol, Mercury, Luna, Venus.”

Received Oct 29, 1907

See also: Equinox III, ix.


8th Aether Liber CCCCXVIII
And thus shall he do who will attain to the mystery of the knowledge and conversation of his Holy Guardian Angel.

See also: Liber 418.


Liber VIII

IX 9 B

Liber E vel Excercitiorum
Instructs the aspirant in the necessity of keeping a record. Suggests methods of testing physical clairvoyance. Gives instruction in Asana, Pranayama and Dharana, and advises the application of tests to the physical body, so that the student may thoroughly understand his own limitations.

Equinox I i, p. 25; and Appendix VI of Book IV.

X 10 A

Liber Porta Lucis

“This book is an account of the sending forth of the Master by the A∴ A∴ and an explanation of his mission.”

Received Dec 12, 1907

See also: Equinox I vi, p. 3; III, ix.

XI 11 D

Liber NU
An instruction for attaining Nuit. An account of the task of the Aspirant from Probationer to Adept. Meditations on AL.

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 11.


Liber Graduum Montis Abiegni
An account of the tasks of the aspirant from Probationer to Adept.

See also: Equinox I iii, p. 3

XV 15  

Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ
The central public and private rite of Ordo Templi Orientis and its ecclesiastical arm, Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. Several equally cannonical versions, with slight variations, of this document exist, published in several sources.

This is a O.T.O. document.

Originally written in 1913, there are three versions that were published by Aleister Crowley:

  1. Version 1, published in The International, Vol XII Issue 3, March, 1918

  2. Version 2 , published in The Equinox, III:i, 1919 [see]

  3. Version 3, published in Magic in Theory and Practice, 1923

See also: The Blue Equinox: The Equinox, Volume III No. 1
See also: Equinox III x; and the appendix of Book IV
See also: Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass at The Invisible Basilica of Sabazius X.

XVI 16 B

Liber Turris vel Domus Dei
An instruction for attainment by the direct destruction of thoughts as they arise in the mind.

See also: Equinox I vi, p. 9.


Liber IAO
IAO. Sexual Magick. Gives three methods of attainment through a willed series of thoughts. The active form of Liber CCCXLI.

Thought to be lost, though there is a spurious Liber IAO floating around [see].

XXI 21 B

Khing Kang King - The Classic of Purity
Taoist classic put into rhyme. A new translation from the Chinese by the Master Therion.


Liber XXII Domarum Mercurii Cum Suis Geniis

This book is contained within Liber CCXXXI


De Nuptis Secretis Deorum cum Hominibus
Sexual magick.

Written between Sep 6 and Oct 8, 1914

XXV 25 D

The Star Ruby
(There are two forms of this Ritual) An improved form of the ‘Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram’.

See also: Liber CCCXXXIII, The Book of Lies, pp. 34–35; and appendix VI of Book IV.


Liber Trigrammaton

“Liber Trigrammaton, being a book of Trigrams of the Mutations of the TAO with the YIN and the YANG.
An account of the cosmic process: corresponding to the stanzas of Dzyan in another system.”

Received Dec 14, 1907

See also: The Holy Books of Thelema (Equinox III ix)


Liber Septem Regum Sanctorum, Ritual XXVIII, The Ceremony of the Seven Holy Kings
Being an Initiation Ritual for certain select probationers to A∴A∴


Liber צ ב א vel Νικη sub figura XXVIII, The Fountain of Hyacinth
Liber Tzaddi Beth Aleph vel Nike
(See p753 of Magick: Liber ABA)
See: Book 93

XXX 30 B

Liber Librae - The Book of the Balance
Karma Yoga. An elementary course of morality suitable for the average man.

See also: Equinox I i, p. 17; III x.

XXXI 31  

Liber XXXI
“Being a part of the diary of Frater O.I.V.V.I.O. concerning the fool Parzival and how he discovered the mystery of the one that is not. Written down in the fourteenth year of this Aeon when the sun was in the sign of Libra by Frater Arctaeon.”

See also: Liber 31

See also: Equinox I i, p. 4; III x.


AL (Liber Legis) The Book of the Law
Also: Liber L (Liber Legis), or The Book of the Law
Facsimile pages of the actual manuscript of The Book of the Law. This book is the foundation of the New Aeon, and thus of the whole of our Work. Received April 8, 9 and 10, 1904 by Aleister Crowley and Rose Kelly.


An Account of A∴A∴
Broadly based upon “Cloud on the Sanctuary” by the Councillor Von Eckartshausen and now revised and rewritten in the Universal Cipher.

See also: Equinox I i


The Star Sapphire
An improved form of the Ritual of the Hexagram.

See also: Book IV; The Book of Lies

XLI 41 C

Thien Tao or The Synagogue of Satan sub figurâ XLI
An essay on Attainment by way of Equilibrium.

Written 1907

See also: Knox Om Pax


The Mass of the Phœnix

Liber CCCXXXIII (The Book of Lies); and Appendix VI in Book IV.

XLVI 46  

The Key of the Mysteries
A Translation of La Clef des Grands Mysteres, by Éliphas Lévi. Specially adapted to the task of the Attainment of Bhakta-Yoga.

Also: The Key of the Mysteries Equinox Ix, Special Supplement.

XLIX 49  

Shih Yi Chien
An account of the divine perfection illustrated by the seven-fold permutation of the Dyad.

No full version of this is thought to survive.

XLIX 49  

Liber 49

Received by John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons (Belarion 8 = 3) on February 29, 1946 EV during the “Babalon Working”

Also: The Explosive Imagination of John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons

LI 51  

The Lost Continent
An account of the continent of Atlantis: the manners and customs, magical rites and opinions of it’s people, together with a true account of the catastrophe, so-called, which ended in it’s disappearance. See also ‘Atlantis’.

LII 52  

Manifesto of the OTO
This 1919 e.v. manifesto is by Crowley - others exist by other people.

See also: Equinox III i; III x.

This is an O.T.O. document.

LV 55 C

The Chymical Jousting of Brother Perardua
An account of the Magical and Mystic Path in the language of Alchemy.

See also: Equinox I i, p. 88


Also sometimes refered to as "Gematria" or "An Essay on Number".

A general discussion of the Method and uses of the Qabalah. This was originally published as The Temple of Solomon the King, Part V in Equinox I v.

See also: The Temple of Solomon the King in the Equinox: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX

LIX 59 C

Across the Gulf
A fantastic account of a past life in Egypt. It’s principal interest lies in the fact that it’s story of the overthrowing of Isis by Osiris may help the reader to understand the meaning of the overthrowing of Osiris by Horus in the present Aeon.

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 293

LX 60  

The Ab-ul-Diz Working

See also: Equinox IVii

LXI 61 D

Liber LXI vel Causæ
Explains the actual history and origin of the present movement. It’s statements are accurate in the ordinary sense of the word. The object of the book is to discount Mythopeia. In other words, the collapse of the Order of the G∴D∴ and the founding of the A∴A∴

Equinox III i; III ix

Rewritten Nov 16, 1907


Liber Israfel
By Allan Bennett, Aleister Crowley, Others. Invocation of Thoth, as a prelude to preaching. Formerly called ‘Liber Anubis’, an instruction in a suitable method of preaching.

See also: Equinox I vii.

LXV 65 A

Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente sub figurâ אדני
Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente sub figurâ ADNI

“An account of the relations of the Aspirant with his Holy Guardian Angel. This book is given to Probationers, as the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel is the Crown of the Outer College. Similarly Liber VII is given to Neophytes, as the grade of Master of the Temple is the next resting-place, and Liber CCXX to Zelator, since that carries him to the highest of all possible grades. Liber XXVII is given to the Practicus, as in this book is the ultimate foundation of the highest theoretical Qabalah, and Liber DCCCXIII to the Philosophus, as it is the foundation of the highest practical Qabalah.”

See also: Equinox I ix

Received Oct 30 – Nov 3, 1907


Liber Stellæ Rubeæ

“A secret ritual, the Heart of IAO- OAI, delivered unto V.V.V.V.V. for his use in a certain matter of Liber Legis, and written down under the figure LXVI.
This book is sufficiently described by the title.”

See Liber CCCXXXIII (The Book of Lies), pp. 34-5; III ix, p. 85; and Appendix VI of Book IV.

Received Nov 25th, 1907


The Sword of Song
Two Poems. A critical study of various philosophies. An account of Buddhism. 1925.

See also: Collected Works, Vol. ii, pp. 140-203.

LXX 70 C

Σταυροσ Βατραχου - The Cross of a Frog
Stauros Batrachou
“Σταυροσ Βατραχου, the Ceremonies proper to obtaining a familiar spirit of a Mercurial nature as described in the Apocalypse of St. John the Divine from a frog or toad.”


The Voice of the Silence / The Two Paths / The Seven Portals
By H.P. Blavatsky, with an extensive commentary by Crowley.

Equinox III i, Supplement; IV i


The Urn
This is a sequel to “The Temple of Solomon the King” [Liber LVIII], and is the Diary of a Magus. This book contains a detailed account of all the experiences passed through by the Master Therion in his attainment of this Grade of Initiation, the highest possible in any manifested Man.

The surviving portion of this Book appears in Equinox IVii.
See: The Vision & the Voice With Commentary and Other Papers: The Collected Diaries of Aleister Crowley, 1909-1914 E.V. (Equinox)


Liber Testis Testitudinis vel ע ד sub figurâ LXXIV


Liber OZ
The Thelemic declaration of rights of Man, in five sections comprised of one syllable words.

Written in 1941

See also Equinox III x.


On the Tarot
“A description of the card of the tarot with their attributions; including a method of divination.”
A complete treatise on the Tarot giving the correct designs of the cards with their attributions and symbolic meanings on all planes.

See also: Equinox I viii, p.143.

LXXXI 81  

The Butterfly Net (Moonchild)
Magical adventure story concerning homunculi, particularly concerning the planet Luna, written in the form of a novel. Satirical of some members of the G∴D∴

Written 1918

LXXXI 81  

The Tao Teh King

See Liber CLVII


Liber Chanokh
“A brief Abstract of the Symbolic Representation of the Universe Derived by Dr. John Dee through the Scrying of Sir Edward Kelley.”

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 229 (part 1) & I viii, p. 99 (part 2).

XC 90 A

Liber Tzaddi vel Hamus Hermeticus

“An account of Initiation, and an indication as to those who are suitable for the same.”

See also: Equinox I vi, p. 17; III ix

XCIII 93  

Liber צ ב א vel Νικη sub figura XCIII, The Fountain of Hyacinth
Liber Tzaddi Beth Aleph vel Nike
A diary of the use of cocaine and heroin and the relations of the Magician therewith. See Liber Al vel Legis: Chapter Two, verse Twentytwo.

XCV 95 C

The Wake World
A poetical allegory of the relations of the soul and the Holy Guardian Angel.

Written 1907

See also: Konx Om Pax, p. 1


Liber Gaias A Handbook of Geomancy
A guide but with some intentional inaccuracies.

XCVII 97  

Soror Achitha’s Vision - The Amalantrah Working

Book 729 is also “The Amalantrah Working”. Book 97 may be a different, and now lost, document. (See the note for p468 in Magick: Liber ABA)

C 100 D

Liber כ ף, Αγαπη Αζοθ Sal Philosphorum, The Book of the Unveiling of the Sangraal.
Liber C Kaph Peh-final Agape Azoth sal Philosophorum
The Book of the Unveiling of the Sangraal wherein it is spoken of the Wine of the Sabbath of the Adepts. Secrets instructions of the IX O.T.O. (Sex Magick.)

CI 101 B

An Open Letter to those who may wish to join the Order
Enumerating the Duties and Privileges. These Regulations Come Into Force In Any District Where the Membership Exceeds One Thousand Souls.

See also: Equinox III i; III x.

CVI 106 B

Concerning Death
A treatise on the nature of death and the proper attitude to be taken towards it.

See also: Equinox III x.

CXI 111 B

Liber CXI vel Aleph, The Book of Wisdom or Folly
An extended and elaborate commentary on “The Book of the Law”, in the form of a letter from the Master Therion to the son of mankind. Contains some of the deepest secrets of Initiation, with a clear solution of many cosmic and ethical problems.

This is Equinox III vi

CXI 116 B

Original number for Book 96. See: Liber XCVI

(See the note for p468 in Magick: Liber ABA)

CXX 120 D

Liber Cadaveris, Ritual CXX, of Passing through the Tuat
A Ritual of Initiation for certain Select Zelators.

CXX 120  

Liber Samekh Theurgia Goetia Summæ, Congressus cum Dæmone
See Liber DCCC

CXXIV 124  

Of Eden and the Sacred Oak

CXXXII 132  

Liber Apotheosis
A treatise on the Incarnation of a God, instructions to Realize and Proclaim His Identity.


The Soldier and The Hunchback
A general discussion on philosophy.

See also: Equinox I i.

CL 150 E

Liber Cl vel נעל, A Sandal, De Lege Libellum
Lamed Ayin Nun, A Sandal
A further explanation of the Book of the Law, with special reference to the Powers and Privileges conferred by it’s acceptance. The Law of Liberty Love Life and Light.

Equinox III x

CLI 151  

Liber QNA vel Namen Dei sub figurâ CLI
Book by Frater Achad on the value and meaning of letters.

See: Liber QNA

CLVI 156 A

Liber Cheth vel Vallum Abiegni

“This book is a perfect account of the task of the Exempt Adept, considered under the symbols of a particular plane, not the intellectual.”

Sexual magick veiled in symbolism.

See also: Equinox I vi; III ix.

CLVII 157  

The Tao Teh Ching
A new translation with a commentary by the Master Therion. This is the most exalted and yet practical of the Chinese classics. Also called Liber LXXXI

Equinox III viii

CLXI 161  

Concerning the Law of Thelema
An epistle written to Professor L...B...K... who also himself waited for the New Aeon, concerning the O.T.O. and it’s solution of Property, and now reprinted for the General Circulation.

This is an O.T.O. document.

See also: Equinox III i; III x.

CLXV 165 B

A Master of the Temple
Frater Achad’s magical diary with comments by Crowley.

See also: Equinox III I, p. 127


Liber Astarté vel Liber Berylli
An instruction in attainment by the method of devotion, on Bhakta-Yoga; how one may unite oneself to any particular Deity. Both Magical and Mystical methods are given.

Equinox I vii, p. 37


Liber Collegii Sancti
Being the tasks proper to the Grades and their Oaths proper to Liber XIII. This is the Official Paper of the various Grades. It includes the Task and Oath of all Grades to, and including, Adeptus Minor.


Liber ק vel Gnosticorum Missa Minor
Liber Qoph vel Gnosticorum Missa Minor

CXCIV 194  

An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order
Any Province of the O.T.O. is governed by the Grand Master and those to whom he delegates his Authority, until such time as the Order is established, which is the case when it possesses eleven or more Profess-houses in the province. Then the regular constitution is automatically Promulgated. The Quotation is slightly adapted from an address in one of the Rituals.

See also: Equinox III i; III x.

This is an O.T.O. document.


The High History of Good Sir Palamedes the Saracen Knight and of his following of the Questing Beast
A poetic account of the Great Work and enumeration of many obstacles.

See also: Equinox I iv, Special Supplement

CC 200 D

Liber Resh vel Helios
An instruction for the adoration of the Sun four times daily, with the object of composing the mind to meditation, thus to bring conscious relation with the center of our system; for advanced students, to make actual Magical contact with the Spiritual energy of the Sun and thus to draw actual force from Him.

See also: Equinox I vi, p. 29

CCVI 206 D

Liber RU vel Spiritus
Full instructions in Pranayama, describes various practices of controlling the breath, how to insure success, what results to strive for, and how to use them for the Great Work.

Equinox I vii, p. 59

CCVII 207  

A Syllabus of the Official Instructions of the A∴A∴
An enumeration of the Official Publications of the A∴A∴ with a brief description of the contains of each book; this Catalog is an expansion thereof, including those publications which were written after “The Syllabus” was composed.

Equinox I x, p. 41

CCXVI 216  

The Ye King
The I Ching
A new translation, with a commentary by the Master Therion. The Yi King is mathematical and philosophical in form. It’s structure is cognate with that of the Qabalah. The I Ching reduced expertly to a series of six-line mnemonic keys, one for each hexagram.

See also: Equinox III vii.

CCXX 220 A

Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law

Also: “Liber L. Vel Legis sub figurâ CCXX as delivered by XCIII = 418 unto DCLXVI.
This book is the foundation of the New Æon, and thus of the whole of our Work.”

Received April 8, 9 and 10, 1904

See also @
AL (Liber Legis) The Book of the Law sub figurâ XXXI
Liber Legis — The Book of the Law
Centres of Pestilence — Commentaries on Liber AL


De Natura Deorum

Written between Sep 6 and Oct 8, 1914


Liber Arcanorum

Liber Arcanorum τών ATV τού TAHVTI QUAS VIDIT ASAR IN AMENNTI sub figurâ CCXXXI Liber Carcerorum τών QLIPHOTH cum suis Geniis. Adduntur Sigilla et Nomina Eorum.
This is an account of the cosmic process so far as it is indicated by the Tarot Trumps.”

Portions received Dec 5–6, 1907

Equinox I vii, p. 69; III ix.


An exposition in poetic language of several of the ways of attainment and the results obtained. In the form of a Discourse between and Adept and His Pupil.

Equinox I iii, p. 9; and Aha!

CCLXV 265  

The Structure of the Mind
A treatise of physiology from the mystic and magical standpoint. It’s study will help the aspirant to make a detailed scientific analysis of his mind, and so learn to control it.
Likely not written as a document separate from Crowley's diaries. (See p753 of Magick: Liber ABA)

CCC 300 E

Khabs am Pekht
A special instruction for the Promulgation of the Law. This is the first and most important duty of every aspirant of whatever grade. It builds up in him the character and Karma which forms the Spine of Attainment.

See also: Equinox III i, p. 171; III x

CCCXXV 325  

The Bartzabel Working

See: Equinox IVii


The Book of Lies
The Book of Lies which is also Falsely Called Breaks. The Wanderings or Falsifications of the One Thought of Frater Perdurabo, which Thought is itself Untrue. Liber CCCXXXIII.
93 short chapters each Qabalistically related to its chapter number. Deals with many matters on all planes of the very highest importance. It is an Official Publication for Babes of the Abyss, but it is recommended even to beginners as being highly suggestive. 1913.


Adonis an Allegory
A short play. Set in the hanging gardens of Babylon in classical times with classical characters. An account in poetic language of the struggle of the human and divine elements in the consciousness of man, giving their harmony following on the victory of the latter.

CCCXLI 341  

Liber HHH
Gives three methods of attainment through a willed series of thoughts.

See also: Equinox I v.


Amrita, The Elixir of Life

CCCLXV 365  

The Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia
With the barbarous names of evocation used therein, and the secret rubric of the ritual, by the Master Therion. This is the most potent invocation extant, and was used by the Master Himself in his Attainment. Please note that this ritual is identical with Liber Samekh in many aspects, however, there are differences. This is the 1904 version.


De Homunculo

Written between Sep 6 and Oct 8, 1914


Liber A’ash vel Capricorni Pneumatici

“Liber A’ASH Vel Capricorni Pneumatici Sub Figura CCCLXX.
Contains the true secret of all practical magick.”

Analyzes the nature of the creative magical force in man, explains how to awaken it, how to use it and indicates the general as well as the particular objects to be gained thereby. Sexual magick heavily veiled in symbolism.

See also: Equinox I vi; III ix.

CD 400 A

Liber Tau vel Kabbalae Trium Literarum

“Liber TAV Vel Kabbalae Trium Literarum Sub Figura CD.
A graphic interpretation of the Tarot on the plane of initiation.”

Analyzes the Hebrew alphabet into seven triads, each of which forms a Trinity of sympathetic ideas relating respectively to the Three Orders comprised in the A∴A∴

Received Dec 13, 1907

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 75; III ix.


Liber A vel Armorum
An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments.

See also: Equinox I iv, p. 15

CDXIV 414  

De Arte Magica Secundum ritum Gradus Nonæ O.T.O. Baphometi Epistola anno belli universalis ne perdat arcanum scripta

Written between Sep 6 and Oct 8, 1914


Opus Lutetianum, The Paris Working
(including Esoteric record and sundrys)
A record of homosexual magick operations.


Liber XXX Ærum vel Sæculi, The Vision and the Voice, The
Being of the Angels of the Thirty Aethyrs, the Vision and the Voice. Besides being the classical account of the Thirty Aethyrs and a model of all visions, the cries of the Angels should be regarded as accurate, and the doctrine of the function of the Great White Brotherhood understood as the foundation of the Aspiration of the Adept. The account of the Master of the Temple should, in particular, be taken as authentic.

See also: Equinox I v, Special Supplement

CDLI 451 B

Liber CDLI - Eroto-comatose Lucidity
The chapter «Of Eroto-comatose Lucidity» in Liber CDXIV - De Arte Magica (Liber 414)

Written c. 1914

CDLI 451 D

Liber Siloam

Thought lost. Liber Siloam is mentioned by Crowley and also mentioned is a practice called “Sleep of Siloam” [see]. A ritual called “Sleep of Siloam” was published in The Magical Link. Also, in Liber LXV IV.9, "the sleep of Shi-loh-am" is mentioned.


Liber Os Abysmi vel Daath
Gnana Yoga. An instruction in a purely intellectual method of entering the Abyss.

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 77.


One Star in Sight sub figurâ CDLXXXIX
Originally, this document had neither book number nor class. Both were applied later by some lineages of A∴A∴.

See: Book Four, Appendix II

D 500 B

Sepher Sephiroth
By Allan Bennett, Crowley and Friends. A dictionary of Hebrew words arranged according to their value numerically. This is an Encyclopedia of the Holy Qabalah, which is a map of the Universe, and enables man to attain Perfect Understanding.

See also: Equinox I viii, Special Supplement.


On Astrology
A complete Treatise on Astrology. This is the only text book on astrology composed on scientific lines by classifying observed facts instead of deducting from a priori theories.

Unpublished originally, but reconstructed from various sources in The General Principles of Astrology

See also: Aleister Crowley’s writings on astrology @


Liber Βατραχοφρενοβοοκοσμομαχια
An instruction in the expansion of the field of the mind. Two practices designed to aid the student in developing an awareness of the Universe around him are given, one is active one passive. Requires Astronomical knowledge.

See also: Equinox I x, p. 35.

DLV 555 D

Liber HAD
An instruction for attaining Hadit.

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 83

DLXX 570  

Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita
An account of the Hexagram and the method of reducing it to the Unity, and Beyond.

See also: Equinox III ix.


De Thaumaturgia
A statement of certain ethical considerations concerning Magick.

See also: Equinox III x.


Liber Artemis Iota vel de Coitu Scholia Triviæ
An instructional paper for members of Agapé Lodge O.T.O. on the topic of sexual ethics. This book was included as part of Chapter XV: Sex Morality in Magic Without Tears.
(See p753 of Magick: Liber ABA)

DCLXVI 666  

The Beast
An A∴A∴ document which is an account of the Magical Personality who is the Logos of the present Æon. This could be a document called “The Master Therion, A Biographical Note” .

See also: Equinox III x.


Liber DCLXXI vel Pyramidos
A ritual of self-initiation based on the Neophyte ritual.


Liber DCLXXI vel ThROA
A ritual of Initiation with officers passing Probationer to Neophyte in A∴A∴.

The practice of this in relation to Liber Pyramidos varies in A∴A∴.


A sub-ritual of A∴A∴ in Liber DCLXXI vel ThROA


A sub-ritual of A∴A∴ in Liber DCLXXI vel ThROA


A sub-ritual of A∴A∴ in Liber DCLXXI vel ThROA


A sub-ritual of A∴A∴ in Liber DCLXXI vel ThROA


A sub-ritual of A∴A∴ in Liber DCLXXI vel ThROA

DCC 700  

Liber Vesta vel פרכח sub figurâ DCC
A book on the robes of the Order.

See: Equinox IVi. Note that this is a document of modern provenance, as it appears in Equinox IVi, which represents one specific set of robe designs. In general, there is substantial variance in robe design among the various A∴A∴.


The Amalantrah Working
Interviews with a discarnate entity.


Liber 777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticæ Viæ Explicandæ, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiæ Summæ
A complete dictionary of the correspondences of all magical elements, reprinted with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive book of reference ever published. It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language.

See also: 777 and other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley; The Temple of Solomon the King on Gematria in Equinox I v; and, Sepher Sephiroth in Equinox I viii

DCCC 800 D

Liber Samekh Theurgia Goetia Summæ, Congressus cum Dæmone
Being the Ritual employed by the Beast 666 for the Attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of his Holy Guardian Angel during the semester of His performance of the Operation of the Sacred Magick of Abramelin the Mage.

DCCC 800 C

The Ship
A mystery play. This was the source of the first and father Anthem in Book 15.
Appeared in Equinox Ix. See: The Ship
Portions also appear as the anthem in the Gnostic Mass, Liber XV


Liber Serpentis Nehushtan
Considered lost, no known copy


Energised Enthusiasm
An essay developing the idea of creativity - and genius - as a sexual phenomenon. Specially adapted to the task of Attainment of Control of the Body of Light, development of Intuition and Hatha yoga.

See also: Equinox I ix, p. 17


Liber Collegii Internii


Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita sub figurâ DLXX
An account of the Hexagram and the method of reducing it to the Unity and Beyond. This book describes in magical language a very secret process of Initiation.

See also: Equinox III ix.


Liber Iod formerly Vesta
An instruction giving three methods of reducing the manifold consciousness to the Unity. Adapted to facilitate the task of Raja Yoga, and of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 101.


The Law of Liberty
This is a further explanation of the Book of the Law in reference to certain Ethical problems.

See also: Equinox III i, p. 45; III x

DCCCL 850  

The Rites of Eleusis

See also: Equinox I vi


John St. John
The Record of the Magical Retirement of G.H. Frater O.M. (Aleister Crowley). A model of what a magical record should be, so far as accurate analysis and fullness are concerned.

Equinox I i, Supplement


Liber Viarum Viæ
A graphic account of Magical powers classified under Tarot Trumps. An analysis of the 22 letters. To each is attributed a magical or mystical practice of progressive difficulty until attainment is complete.

Equinox I vii, p. 101


The Gospel According to Saint Bernard Shaw
Also: “Jesus. A complete study of the origins of Christianity.”

This was apparently also to have been Equinox III ii, which was not issued.

See also: Preface to Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw on which Liber 888 is a commentary.


תישארב, Liber Viæ Memoriæ
ThIShARB, Liber Viae Memoriae
Gives methods for attaining the magical memory, or memory of past lives, and an insight into the function of the Aspirant in this present life. (So to enable the Aspirant to calculate his True Orbit in eternity.)

Equinox I vii, p. 105.


The Cactus
A record of experiments with the Mescal buttons.
No known copy exists, probably was just a collection of case study documents destroyed by British customs. (See p753 of Magick: Liber ABA)

963 AB

Liber ΘΗΣΑΥΡΟΥ ΕΙΔΩΛΩΝ, sub figurâ DCCCCLXIII, The Treasure House of Images
A superb collection of Litanies appropriate to the Signs of the Zodiac.

Also: Liber Thesaurou Eidolon, Liber DCCCCLXIII, The Treasure-House of Images.

See also: Equinox I iii, Special Supplement

MCXXXIX 1139  

Title and status uncertain, but Book 868 called this book “The Utterance of the Pythoness”.

MCLI 1151  

Liber MCLI
By Jim Graeb IX O.T.O.. Being the requirements of Minerval to III, in study and work in the O.T.O., as it has manifested under the Caliph.


The Greek Qabalah
A complete dictionary of all sacred and important words and phrases given in the Books of the Gnosis and other important writings both in the Greek and the Coptic. It is to the Greek Qabalah what the Sephir Sephiroth is to the Hebrew. The present form is taken from Crowley’s notes by Bill Heidrick, IX O.T.O. who partially reconstructed the document.


A Note on Genesis
By Allan Bennett. A model of Qabalistic ratiocination. Specially adapted to Gnana Yoga. With a preface and notes by Crowley.

See also: Equinox I ii.


A Note on Genesis
See: Liber MMCCLXI

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Liber Collegii Interni

Some material exists in Crowley's notebooks, on the theory and practice of running a Magical Order, but nothing is known to survive with this title.
See also Liber DCCCXI

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Liber Mysteriorum

This book is mentioned in Liber 185, as part of the task of a Dominus Liminis. However, a book with this name does not appear to have survived. Possibly this was/is documentation regarding A∴A∴ rituals.



Technical Libri, by Title

777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico MysticaeDCCLXXVII
8th Aether Liber CCCCXVIIIVIII
A Master of the TempleCLXV
A Note on GenesisMMCCLXI
A syllabus of the official instructions of the A∴A∴CCVII
A vel Armorum, LiberCDXII
A’ash vel Capricorni Pneumatici, LiberCCCLXX
ABA, Liber (Magick)IV
Ab-ul-Diz Working, TheLX
Across the GulfLIX
Adonis an AllegoryCCCXXXV
Agape Azoth Αγαπη Αζοθ sal Philosophorum, Kaph Peh כ ףC
AL vel Legis, LiberXXXI
AL vel Legis, LiberCCXX
Aleph, LiberCXI
Amalantrah Working, TheXCVII
An Account of A∴A∴XXXIII
An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the OrderCXCIV
An Open Letter to those who may wish to join the OrderCI
Ararita, Liber DCCCXIII vel DCCCXIII
Arcanorum, LiberCCXXXI
Armorum, Liber A VelCDXII
Artemis Iota vel de Coitu Scholia TriviæDCLXVI
Astarte vel Liber Berylli, LiberCLXXV
Ayin Daleth, Liber Testis TestitudinisLXXVI
B vel Magi, LiberI
Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia (Βατραχοφρενοβοοκοσμομαχια), LiberDXXXVI
Berylli, Liber Astarte vel LiberCLXXV
Book 4 (Liber ABA (Magick))IV
Book of Lies, TheCCCXXXIII
Book of Wisdom or Folly, The (Liber Aleph)CXI
Butterfly Net, The (Moonchild)LXXXI
Cactus, TheCMXXXIV
Causæ, LiberLXI
Chanokh, LiberLXXXIV
Chymical Jousting of Brother Perardua, TheLV
Cheth vel Vallum Abiegni, LiberCLVI
Collected writings of Jack Parsons, TheXLIX
Collegii Sancti, LiberCLXXXV
Collegii Internii, LiberDCCCXI
Concerning DeathCVI
Cordis Cincti Serpente, LiberLXV
Cross of a Frog, The (Stauros Batrachou Σταυροσ Βατραχου)LXX
Daath, Liber Os Abysmi velCDLXXIV
De Arte Magica Secundum ritum Gradus NonæCDXIV
De HomunculoCCCLXVII
De Lege LibellumCL
De Natura DeorumCCXXVIII
De Nuptis Secretis Deorum Cum HominibusXXIV
De ThaumaturgiaDCXXXIII
Diary of Frater Achad, TheXXXI
Domarum Mercurii Cum Suis Geniis, Liber XXIIXXII
Domus Dei, Liber Turris velXVI
E, LiberIX
Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon MissæXV
Energised EnthusiasmDCCCXI
Eroto-comatose LucidityCDLI
Fountain of Hyacinth, TheXCIII
Gaias, LiberXCVI
Gnostic Mass, The (Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ)XV
Gospel According to Saint Bernard Shaw, TheDCCCLXXXVIII
Graduum Montis Abiegni, LiberXIII
Greek Qabalah, TheMCCLXIV
Hamus Hermeticus, Liber Tzaddi velXC
Helios, Liber Resh velCC
High History of Good Sir Palamedes the Saracen Knight of the Questing Beast, TheCXCVII
III vel Jugorum, LiberIII
Iod, Liber (Yod)DCCCXXXI
Israfel, LiberLXIV
John St. JohnDCCCLX
Jugorum, Liber III velIII
Kabbalæ Trium Literarum, Liber Tau velCD
Kaph Peh כ ף, Agape Azoth Αγαπη Αζοθ sal PhilosophorumC
Key of the Mysteries, TheXLVI
Khabs am PekhtCCC
Khing Kang KingXXI
L vel Legis, LiberXXXI
Lapidis Lazuli, Liber Liberi velVII
Law of Liberty, TheDCCCXXXVII
Law of Thelema, TheCLXI
Legis, Liber AL velXXXI
Legis, Liber AL velCCXX
Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli, LiberVII
Librae, LiberXXX
Lost Continent, TheLI
Magi, Liber B velI
Magick (Liber ABA)IV
Manifesto of the OTOLII
Manus et Sagittae, Liber O velVI
Mass of the Phoenix, TheXLIV
Message of The Master Therion, TheII
Moonchild (The Butterfly Net)LXXXI
Nike (Νικη), Liber Tzaddi Beth Aleph צ ב א velXCIII
NU, LiberXI
O vel Manus et Sagittae, LiberVI
Of Eden and the Sacred OakCXXIV
On AstrologyDXXXVI
On the TarotLXXVIII
Os Abysmi vel Daath, Liber CDLXXIV
Paris Working, TheCDXV
Porta Lucis, LiberX
Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia, TheCCCLXV
Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico Mysticae, 777 velDCCLXXVII
Pyramidos, Liber DCLXXI velDCLXXI
Qabalah, TheLVIII
Reguli, Liber V velV
Resh vel Helios, LiberCC
Ritual of passing through the Tuat, TheCXX
RU vel Spiritus, LiberCCVI
Samekh Theurgia Goetia Summæ, Congressus cum Dæmone, LiberDCCC
Sepher SephirothD
Septem Regum SanctorumXXVIII
Serpentis NehushtanDCCCVIII
Seven Portals, TheLXXI
Ship, TheDCCC
Soldier and The Hunchback, TheCXLVIII
Soror Achitha’s Vision (The Amalantrah Working)XCVII
Spiritus, Liber RU velCCVI
Star Ruby, TheXXV
Star Sapphire, TheXXXVI
Stauros Batrachou Σταυροσ Βατραχου (The Cross of a Frog)LXX
Stellæ Rubeæ, LiberLXVI
Structure of the Mind, TheCCLXV
Sword of Song, TheLXVII
Synagogue of Satan, Thien Tao or TheXLI
Tao Teh ChingCLVII
Tau vel Kabbalæ Trium Literarum, LiberCD
Testis Testitudinis vel Ayin DalethLXXVI
Thien Tao or The Synagogue of SatanXLI
ThIShARB תישארב Viae Memoriae, LiberCMXIII
Treasure House of Images, TheCMLXIII
Trigrammaton, LiberXXVII
Turris vel Domus Dei, LiberXVI
Two Paths, TheLXXI
Tzaddi vel Hamus Hermeticus, LiberXC
Tzaddi Beth Aleph צ ב א vel Nike (Νικη), LiberXCIII
Utterance of the Pythoness, TheMCXXXIX
V vel Reguli, LiberV
Vallum Abiegni, Liber Cheth velCLVI
Vesta, LiberDCC
Vesta, Liber (Liber IOD)DCCCXXXI
Viarum Viæ, LiberDCCCLXVIII
Vision and the Voice, TheCDXVIII
Voice of the Silence, TheLXXI
Wake World, TheXCV
Yi King (The I Ching)CCXVI



Technical Libri, by Class

The publications of Thelema are divided into various classes.



Technical Libri of A∴A∴

Select libri of foundational interest and import for A∴A∴

  1. Liber III vel Jugorum
  2. Liber O vel Manus et Sagittae
  3. 8th Aether Liber CCCCXVIII
  4. Liber E vel Excercitiorum
  5. Liber Porta Lucis sub figurâ X
  6. Liber Graduum Montis Abiegni
  7. Liber Librae - The Book of the Balance
  8. AL (Liber Legis) The Book of the Law sub figurâ XXXI
  9. An Account of A∴A∴
  10. Liber LXI vel Causæ
  11. Liber Collegii Sancti
  12. Liber Resh vel Helios
  13. A Syllabus of the Official Instructions of A∴ A∴ Hitherto Published
  14. Liber AL vel Legis sub figurâ CCXX
  16. One Star in Sight

See also @ A∴A∴ · Postcards to Probationers · Editorial in EQ I ii · Curriculum of A∴ A∴ in Appendix I of ABA · Konx Om Pax, written and published during the period when Crowley and GC Jones were developing the A∴A∴ system · the complete collection of literature for the Curriculum and Syllabus in the mirror.



Technical Libri of O.T.O.

An index of foundational Ordo Templi Orientis documents with dates

Liber Number Title Date
XV 15 Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ 1913
LII 52 Manifesto of the OTO 1919
LXXVII 77 Liber OZ 1941
CI 101 An Open Letter to those who may wish to join the Order 1919
CXXIV 124 Of Eden and the Sacred Oak pre-1919
CLXI 161 The Law of Thelema 1919
CXCIV 194 An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order 1919
CCC 300 Khabs am Pekht 1919