The Holy Books of Thelema, by Aleister Crowley. Samuel Weiser, 1988. Pbk. 270 pp. With a “comprehensive preface by Caliph Hymenæus Alpha, the late Frater Superior of the O.T.O” (!)
“This quality paperback is printed on acid-free paper and is Smythe sewn for a lifetime of use.” Its previous owner hardly seems to have opened it: it’s still in mint condition.
“The Equinox Volume Three Number Nine”, and, apparently, “the cornerstone of the religious system [Crowley] founded . . . . Received while in high mystical trance, or through direct-voice dictation from a præternatural intelligence, [these] are divinely-inspired theophanies that defy rational criticism”. (Just as well, then.)
Crowley! Take this down, please! “Behold! It is revealed by Aiwass the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat. The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs . . .” (Which I must admit, I never knew before. One never stops learning, does one.)
If this sort of thing is your cup of laudanum, then you’ve only to order this volume, and all will be revealed.