Liber Legis
The Book of the Law

The complete text and manuscript of Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law, including the commentaries by Aleister Crowley, information about the Stele of Revealing, and Crowley elaborations of the book

 

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

 

 

The Stèle of Revealing

“Get the stele of revealing itself; set it in thy secret temple—and that temple is already aright disposed—& it shall be your Kiblah for ever.”

Liber CCXX, Chapter III, Verse 10


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Read about the finding of
The Stèle of Revealing
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Translations
Crowley's Poetic Rendition


AL (Liber Legis) sub figurâ XXXI

“This book shall be translated into all tongues: but always with the original in the writing of the Beast; for in the chance shape of the letters and their position to one another: in these are mysteries that no Beast shall divine.”

Liber CCXX, Chapter III, Verse 47

Liber L vel Legis sub figurâ XXXI
Facsimile images in several sizes and transcription of the handwritten manuscript of The Book of the Law, received April 8, 9 & 10, 1904 by Aleister Crowley and Rose Kelly.

See also the text and MS pages as published in Equinox I x.

See also, without the transcription: AL (Liber Legis) The Book of the Law sub figurâ XXXI in The Libri of Aleister Crowley

Liber AL vel Legis sub figurâ CCXX

“This that thou writest is the threefold book of Law.”

Liber CCXX, Chapter I, Verse 35

Liber AL vel Legis, sub figurâ CCXX, as delivered by XCIII=418 to DCLXVI (1921)
The text of The Book of the Law, first published in 1909.

Single page | Chapter I | Chapter II | Chapter III | The Comment

See transcription of MS in Equinox I vii; the text and MS pages as published in Equinox I x.

See also: Liber AL vel Legis sub figurâ CCXX in The Libri of Aleister Crowley

Commentaries

“All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my writings, each for himself.”

The Comment

The Old Comment (1912)

The Old Comment (Single page)
Chapter I | Chapter II | Chapter III

See also The Temple of Solomon the King in Equinox I vii.

The New Comment (c. 1921)

Liber CCXX with both the Old and New Comments inline for easy reference.
The New Comment (Single page)
Chapter I | Chapter II | Chapter III

The Magical and Philosophical Commentaries

An alternate version of Old and New Comments inline with Liber CCXX
The Magical and Philosophical Commentaries (Single page)
Chapter I | Chapter II | Chapter III

Qabalistic Appendix

An appendix with Qabalistic elucidation of The Book of the Law was mentioned in Crowley's New Comment, but appears to now be missing.

The Djeridensis Comment (c.1923)

The Comment called D
The Djeridensis Comment (Single page)
Chapter I | Chapter II | Chapter III

The Tunis Comment (1925)

The Tunis Comment, also called The Short Comment or, simply, The Comment.

Additional Reading

Read about the reception of the Book of the Law
Genesis Libri AL in The Equinox of the Gods
The Master Therion, a biographical note
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley beginning in Chapter 49
The Temple of Solomon the King Part VI

Read further elaboration on the Book of the Law
Liber II - The Message of Master Therion
Liber CL - De Lege Libellum
Liber DCCCXXXVII - The Law of Liberty
Liber LXXVII - Liber OZ

And, Liber Aleph is 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.

Read the surprising story about the recovery of the missing original manuscript pages of Liber AL
Raiders of the Lost Basement

And there is much more available at The Libri of Aleister Crowley

Books

Information about the Book of the Law appears in many books, including

 

Love is the law, love under will