Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Summary of Reading

An attempt to render down my readings to a single sentence or key phrase.


Liber II, The Message of the Master Therion
Summery: The Law of Thelema is absolute freedom to do your will and absolute slavery to that will.

Liber IV, Liber ABA (Part 2) Magick
Summery: Every tool is symbolic of the work. Every tool is a narrowing down of focus on the work.

Liber X, Liber Porta Lucis
Summery: The society is tangle and intangible. The truth hidden all around you in every faith, creed, and science. You will be guided along the known paths until you are ready to see. When you are finally ready, you will discover the society and be admitted, not as a student but as a brother.

Liber XIII, Liber Graduum Montis Abiegni
Summery: Expand and master the self following the paths of the tree of life up to tiphareth, then obtain knowlege and conversation of your holy guardian angel.

Liber XXX, Liber Libræ

Summery: Equilibrium is the basis of the Work.

Liber XXXIII, An account of the A:.A:.
Summery: When the world is in need the order brings forth events to lead mankind. But all exterior societies subsist only by virtue of this interior one. As soon as external societies wish to transform a temple of wisdom into a political edifice, the interior society retires and leaves only the letter without the spirit.

Liber LXI vel Causae
Summery: Initiation and equilibrium is and always has been, the key to the mysteries. Overcome your own obstacles and expose your own illusions. Know thyself. Overcome thyself.

Liber LXV, Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente
Summery: An account of the relations of the Aspirant with his Holy Guardian Angel.

Liber LXXVII, Liber Oz
Summery: Man has the right to live by his own law.

Liber XC, Liber Tzaddi Vel Hamus Hermeticus
Summery: Intiation is the end of sorrow, salvation from folly, idleness, and slavery. Only imbalance is evil, and equilibrium is perfect.

Liber CL, Liber CL Vel לענ, A Sandal, De Lege Libellum
Summery: The Law has four rays: Liberty, Love, Life, and Light.

Liber CCVII, A Syllabus of the Official Instructions of the A\ A\
Summery: Class A - Holy Books. Class B - Enlightened Works. Class C - Suggestive Works. Class D - Offical Instructions. Class E - Public Statements.

Liber CCXX, Liber AL Vel Legis, The Book of the Law
Summery: Do what thy wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Liber CCC - Khabs am Pekht
Summery: The establishment of the Law of Thelema is an essential element of your True Will. Spread the Law by your example and success.

Liber DCCCXXXVII - The Law of Liberty
Summery: There is no virtue in repression, only joyous expression of self.

Liber CMLXIII, The Treasure–House of Images

Summery: Travel to your star in the fine body and inflame thyself in the adoration.

Postcards to Probationers, Aleister Crowley

Summery: Yoga and Magick are the art of uniting the mind to a single idea. As balance is key, understand all these things and unite them with the supreme method of silence in samadhi.

One Star in Sight, Aleister Crowley
Summery: The fundamental purpose of the Order is to further the Attainment of humanity. It's members exist in their own Truth, and move in accordance with their own Wills.

Little Essays Towards Truth, Aleister Crowley
Summery: The various trances involve passing beyond the conditions which oppress. The object of all Magical and Mystical training is to become free from every kind of limitation.