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Magick: Book Four Liber Aba. by Aleister Crowley, edited by Hymenaeus Beta. signed+inscribed by Hymenaeus Beta

Magick: Book Four Liber Aba; Aleister Crowley(Author), Hymenaeus Beta(Editor); Weiser (1994); 1st Thus; Inscribed by Hymenaeus Beta w/Beta’s sigel; 8vo; VG/ VG; Not ex-lib, Not remainder, Not Book Club; HB-Deep grey cloth w/gilt lettering to cover + spine, minimal edgewear, spine strong; DJ- Multi-color pictorial w/multi-color lettering to cover + spine, minimal edgewear, brodart protected; 810 ppg- 2 color plates, black+white illustrations, charts etc, signed+inscribed by Hymenaeus Beta(w/sigil, an eleven fold cross) + unknown OTO member(Name blocked out-as traditional- w/black sharpie, sharpie bled through 3ppg), pink ink marking on ppg 162-163(see photos), edges smudged.

The controversial current Outer Head of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) ('Order of the Temple of the East' or 'Order of Oriental Templars') Hymenaeus Beta (William Breeze) has been involved in the occult since at least August of 1978, when he was initiated into the Minerval degree of OTO. Of his many accomplishments perhaps his best known has been the establishment/protection of the OTO’s legal guardianship + publication of Crowley’s works. In addition, H.B. has edited many of Crowley’s works including ‘Equinox’, Vo.3, #10(Weiser), ‘Equinox of the Gods’(New Falcon), ‘Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4’(Weiser), + ‘Diary of a Drug Fiend’(Red Wheel).

Magick, Liber ABA, Book 4 is widely considered to be the magnum opus of 20th-century occultist Aleister Crowley, the founder of Thelema. It is a lengthy treatise on Magick, his system of Western occult practice, synthesised from many sources, including Eastern Yoga, Hermeticism, medieval grimoires, contemporary magical theories from writers like Eliphas Levi and Helena Blavatsky, and his own original contributions. It consists of four parts: Mysticism, Magick (Elementary Theory), Magick in Theory and Practice, and T?????—the Law (The Equinox of The Gods). It also includes numerous appendices presenting many rituals and explicatory papers.- Wikipedia

This second-revised edition of Crowley's magnum opus features new, more legible typesetting, text corrections based on a previously unseen corrected proof, and the previously unpublished Liber Testis Testitudinis.The original Book of the Law was re-scanned for this edition, using the latest technology, for the clearest facsimile possible.