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.”


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The Stèle of Revealing
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Translations
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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 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 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.

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 Old Comment (1912)

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 Magical and Philosophical Commentaries

An alternate version of Old and New Comments inline with Liber CCXX

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 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

Read further elaboration on the Book of the Law

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 in 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

 


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