Historical Texts

My Favorite Crowley Quotes—A fine assortment of tasty texty treats.

Audio Texts—my own reading of Thelemic texts in MP3 format

Holy Books of Thelema

The Book of the Law Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX (220). The central sacred text of Thelema.

A Transcription of Liber Legis My own transcription from the original writing

The Djeridensis Working Crowley's 1923 Commentary on Liber Legis.

Introduction to Book 220 Written by Crowley as an introduction to his Commentary on Liber Legis.

The Holy Books A page listing the various sacred texts of Thelema.

Other Crowley texts on Thelema and Magick

The Heart of the Master A visionary and poetic summary of Thelema, the Holy Qabalah, the Tree of Life and the Tarot.

Gematria Crowley's comprehensive treatise on the Qabalah, culled from Part V of “The Temple of Solomon the King” (printed in The Equinox I:5) and reprinted as “Gematria” in 777. It includes the essays “Qabalistic Dogma” and “An Essay Upon Number.”

The Message of The Master Therion Liber II (2). Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner.

The Law of Liberty An expository commentary on Liber Legis.

De Lege Libellum An epistle on the Four Emanations of the Law: Light, Life, Love, and Liberty.

The Book of the Balance Liber Libræ sub figura XXX (30)

Liber Oz The Thelemic declaration of rights of Man

Duty A note on the chief rules of practical conduct to be observed by those who accept the Law of Thelema.

The Antecedents of Thelema …including St. Augustine and Rabelais

AMemorandum Regarding The Book of the Law a letter written to author James Cabell

On Thelema A short essay written to Martha Kuntzel

ALecture on the Philosophy of Magick A brief lecture delivered in 1932

The Initiated Interpretation of Ceremonial Magic Crowley's introduction to the Goetia

The Great Invocation A ritual intended to be published in The Collected Works of Aleister Crowley vol III, along with Liber L.

Every Woman is a Star Crowley's commentary on AL III:55, from The Law is for All.

The Sun Symbolically Considered A brief and beautiful exposition on the Sun, excerpted from The General Principles of Astrology

A Brief Essay Upon the Nature and Significance of the Magical Alphabet From 777

The Gnostic Mass Liber XV (15), Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ, the central public and private rite of OTO

An Open Letter to Those Who May Wish to Join the Order Liber CI (101). Enumerating the Duties and Privileges of membership in OTO—a key document outlining the grand vision of OTO

An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order Liber CXCIV (194), explaining the governmental organization of OTO

Khabs am Pekht An epistle written to Charles Stansfeld Jones regarding OTO and “the means to be taken to extend the dominion of the Law of Thelema throughout the whole world.”

Manifesto of the OTO Liber LII (52), Crowley's 1919 manifesto

Revised O.T.O. Constitution of 1917 This historical document was written by Theodor Reuss, the first Outer Head of the Order, which was largely based on the MMM Constitution written in 1913 by Aleister Crowley.

MMM Constitution of 1913 Crowley's constitution for the British Section of OTO called Mysteria Mystica Maxima.

Bye-laws with Reference to the Profess-Houses of the Order and its Colleges of the Holy Ghost Promulgated Jan. 1, 1914 by the National Grand Master General Baphomet X○ (Crowley) and read before Lodge No. 1 on Friday May 8, 1914

A Memorandum on O.T.O. Policy An unpublished (until EQ III:10) policy statement by Crowley

Of Eden and the Sacred Oak Liber CXXIV (124). A discussion of profess-houses and hospitality

Concerning the Law of Thelema Liber CLXI (161), concerning the OTO and it's solution of Property

The System of the O.T.O. From Magick Without Tears, this letter outlines the system of the Order, how it differs from the A∴A∴,and briefly addresses other matters relating to the O.T.O.

What is Freemasonry From Confessions, Crowley's account of his motivations and methods in reconstructing the OTO and its rituals

Preface to the revised rituals of the O.T.O. Crowley's preface to his revised rituals for 0○ through III○