The Works of Aleister Crowley with Portraits -3 Vol. Set; Aleister Crowley; Yogi Publication Society (1905/1974); 1st Thus;/VG; Not Ex-Library, Not Book Club, Not Print on Demand; All Vols: Hb-White w/stamped gilt lettering + device, almost no edgewear, very minimal bumping, some scuffing; 799 total pgs- Frontice of each book is a black+white portrait taken at different times of his life beginning with a young Crowley in vol. 1, clean, binding tight.
A collection of Crowley's early esoteric poetry, drama + essays comprising the first collected edition of his writings. Includes: Vol. 1- Aceldama, Tale of Archais, Songs of the spirit, Jephithah, Mysteries, Jezebel,. An appeal to the American republic, Fatal force, The mother's tragedy, Temple of the holy ghost, Carmen Saeculare, Tannhauser, Epilogue, Appendix. Vol. 2: Oracles, Alice: An adultery, The Argonauts, Ahab, God-eater, Sword of song, Ambrosii magi hortus rosarum, The three characteristics, An essay on ontology, Science and Buddhism, The excluded middle; or the sceptic refuted, Time, Epilogue. Vol. 3: Star and the garter, Rosa mundi, and other love-songs, Sire de Maletroit's door, Gargoyles, Rodin in rime, Orpheus, Epilogue and dedication, App. A, Bibliographical note, App. B, Index of first lines.
English occultist,ceremonial magician, poet, and mountaineer, who was responsible for founding the religion of Thelema. In his role as the founder of the Thelemite philosophy, he came to see himself as the prophet who was entrusted with informing humanity that it was entering the new Aeon of Horus in the early 20th century. During his lifetime, Crowley gained widespread notoriety, being openly bisexual, a recreational drug experimenter, and a social critic. As a result, he was denounced in the popular press as "the wickedest man in the world". Crowley has remained a highly influential figure over western esotericism and the counter-culture, and continues to be recognized as a prophet in Thelema.