Magick Without Tears

by

Aleister Crowley

Complete and Unabridged, edited with a Foreword by Karl J. Germer


Table of Contents

Foreword.  
Introduction.  
CHAPTER I What is Magick?
CHAPTER II The Necessity of Magick for All
CHAPTER III Hieroglyphics: Life and Language Necessarily Symbolic
CHAPTER IV The Qabalah: The Best Training for Memory
CHAPTER V The Universe: The 0 = 2 Equation
CHAPTER VI The Three Schools of Magick (1)
CHAPTER VII The Three Schools of Magick (2)
CHAPTER VIII The Three Schools of Magick (3)
CHAPTER IX The Secret Chiefs
CHAPTER X The Scolex School
CHAPTER XI Woolly Pomposities of the Pious "Teacher"
CHAPTER XII The Left-Hand Path—"The Black Brothers"
CHAPTER XIII System of the O.T.O.
CHAPTER XIV Noise
CHAPTER XV Sex Morality
CHAPTER XVI On Concentration
CHAPTER XVII Astral Journey: Example, How to do it, How to Verify your Experience
CHAPTER XVIII The Importance of our Conventional Greetings, etc.
CHAPTER XIX The Act of Truth
CHAPTER XX Talismans: The Lamen: The Pantacle
CHAPTER XXI My Theory of Astrology
CHAPTER XXII How to Learn the Practice of Astrology
CHAPTER XXIII Improvising a Temple
CHAPTER XXIV Necromancy and Spiritism
CHAPTER XXV Fascinations, Invisibility, Levitation, Transmutations, "Kinks in Time"
CHAPTER XXVI Mental Processes—Two Only are Possible
CHAPTER XXVII Structure of Mind Based on that of Body (Haeckel and Bertrand Russell)
CHAPTER XXVIII Need to Define "God", "Self", etc.
CHAPTER XXIX What is Certainty?
CHAPTER XXX Do you Believe in God?
CHAPTER XXXI Religion–Is Thelema a "New Religion"?
CHAPTER XXXII How can a Yogi ever be Worried?
CHAPTER XXXIII The Golden Mean
CHAPTER XXXIV The Tao I
CHAPTER XXXV The Tao II
CHAPTER XXXVI Quo Stet Olympus: Where the Gods, Angels, etc. Live
CHAPTER XXXVII Death—Fear—"Magical Memory"
CHAPTER XXXVIII Woman—Her Magical Formula
CHAPTER XXXIX Prophecy
CHAPTER XL Coincidence
CHAPTER XLI "Are we Reincarnations of the Ancient Egyptians?"
CHAPTER XLII This "Self" Introversion
CHAPTER XLIII The Holy Guardian Angel is not the "Higher Self" but an Objective Individual
CHAPTER XLIV "Serious" Style of A.C., or the Apparent Frivolity of Some of my Remarks
CHAPTER XLV "Unserious" Conduct of a Pupil
CHAPTER XLVI Selfishness
CHAPTER XLVII Reincarnation
CHAPTER XLVIII Morals of AL—Hard to Accept, and Why nevertheless we Must Concur
CHAPTER XLIX Thelemic Morality
CHAPTER L A.C. and the "Masters"; Why they Chose him, etc.
CHAPTER LI How to Recognise Masters, Angels, etc., and how they Work
CHAPTER LII Family: Public Enemy No. 1
CHAPTER LIII "Mother-Love"
CHAPTER LIV "On Meanness"
CHAPTER LV Money
CHAPTER LVI Marriage—Property—War Politics
CHAPTER LVII Beings I have Seen with my Physical Eye
CHAPTER LVIII "Do Angels Ever Cut Themselves Shaving?"
CHAPTER LIX Geomancy
CHAPTER LX Knack
CHAPTER LXI Power and Authority
CHAPTER LXII The Elastic Mind
CHAPTER LXIII Fear, a Bad Astral Vision
CHAPTER LXIV Magical Power
CHAPTER LXV Man
CHAPTER LXVI Vampires
CHAPTER LXVII Faith
CHAPTER LXVIII The God-Letters
CHAPTER LXIX Original Sin
CHAPTER LXX Morality (1)
CHAPTER LXXI Morality (2)
CHAPTER LXXII Education
CHAPTER LXXIII "Monsters", Niggers, Jews, etc.
CHAPTER LXXIV Obstacles on the Path
CHAPTER LXXV The A.'.A.'. and the Planet
CHAPTER LXXVI The Gods: How and Why they Overlap
CHAPTER LXXVII Work Worthwhile: Why?
CHAPTER LXXVIII Sore Spots
CHAPTER LXXIX Progress
CHAPTER LXXX Life a Gamble
CHAPTER LXXXI Method of Training
CHAPTER LXXXII Epistola Penultima: The Two Ways to Reality
CHAPTER LXXXIII Epistola Ultima
Thelemic Books Referred to in this Volume.
Index.

 

Note: This hypertext edition of Magick Without Tears is based on a plaintext edition entered in 1988 by Bill Heidrick from the 1954 first edition, with a foreword by the original editor Karl J. Germer.  The current (New Falcon) paper edition of this work was substantially abridged by editor F.I. Regardie.  Omissions by Germer from the original letters have not been restored.  Further proof reading may be needed.

Footnotes indicated by *, †, ‡, etc. by either Crowley or Germer.  Notes indicated by numbers are by one of the subsequent editors, transcribers, etc.

In the interests of readability, when converting the plaintext to HTML I made no attempt to retain the line breaks and pagination from the paper edition.  This had the unfortunate side-effect of rendering the index less than useful.  I ultimately intend to replace page references in the index with hyperlinks to the chapters in question.


Magic without Tears November 13, 1988 e.v.
key entry and first proof by Bill Heidrick T.G. O.T.O. © O.T.O.
Additional proofing and supplemental material required to produce complete and unabridged version.
Germer omits still a problem.

Key entry by Bill Heidrick, (415) 454-5176
P.O. Box 430 Fairfax, CA 949301

Aleister Crowley
MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS
Complete and Unabridged, edited with a Foreword by Karl J. Germer2
© 1954 Karl J. Germer for Ordo Templi Orientis
Renewed 1982© BLURB
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Books


Magick Without Tears

This work has been published several times, including

Thelema Publishing Co., Hampton, New Jersey HB, January 1954
Llewellyn Publications, MN HB, June 1973
Llewellyn Publications, MN HB, November 1973
Falcon Press, Limited Edition AZ HB, 1982
Falcon Press, AZ PB, 1982
Oriflamme Vol.VI No.3, SOTO Part I PB, 1983
Oriflamme Vol.VI No.4, SOTO Part II PB, 1984
Falcon Press, AZ PB, 1986
Falcon Press, AZ PB, 1987
Falcon Press, AZ PB, 1989
New Falcon Publications, AZ Limited Edition, HB, 1991
New Falcon Publications, AZ PB, April 1, 1991