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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
Ordo Templi Orientis JAF Box 7666 New York, NY 10116 USA

HTML coding by Frater T.S. for Nu Isis Working Group. Modified by Al Billings.

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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

 

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