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Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God (Skoob esoterica series) Hardcover – Dec 1992


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  • Hardcover: 251 pages
  • Publisher: Skoob Esoterica; New edition edition (Dec. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1871438365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1871438369
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 14 x 22.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,244,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, Dion Fortune and the German occultist Eugen Grosche were among the first Western adepts to teach the use of the psychosexual energies whose "snake-like Ophidian Current" permeates the most ancient secret knowledge of Africa and the Far East. This work presents an exhaustive analysis of Crowley's system of sexual magic and the strange rites which he practised and advocated for the purpose of promoting the "Law of freedom" with its formula of "love under will".

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Typhonian and Kali oriented Sex Magick from a Masters P.O.V 6 Jan. 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Kenneth Grant has explored the realms of Aleister Crowley's world of Sex Magick and successfully applied it to his own philosophy of Typhonian Magick. A great review and introduction to Western Tantric practices.
This is part two of the initial Typhonian trilogy which includes his other books "The Magical Revival" and "Cults of the Shadow", all of which are worthy readings for the New Age Occultist.
A must have for those interested in Aleister Crowley, the O.T.O., Sex Magick, and/or Chaos Magick
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Lucid, informative, definitely parts the veil on Tantric Thelema. 3 Mar. 2003
By Walter Five - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was, for many years, one of the most lucid books written on heterosexual Tantric sex magick available, particularly of the Thelemic current, and three decades later, it's still *quite* informative. But Mr. Grant unfortunatley exposed his homophobia in this book, and wrote disparagingly about Crowley's infamous, alleged (and admittedly possibly spurious) XI Degree. However, it IS almost 30 years since Grant originally wrote this, so perhaps his prejudices concerning homosexual magickal workings, and those who work them, softened.

Grant had the tendency to get a little loopy and self-referential (as well as self-reverential) in some of his other works, but largely stuck to the points here. This is the Skoob Book 2nd edition; a 3rd edition will be released by Starfire Press in the near future, those students not wishing to invest $100+ would be well advised to wait for its re-publication later this year in 2013, it will include additional illustrations by the late Mr. Grant's wife Steffi.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Crowley and beyond 12 Aug. 2009
By Patrick Von Hyperborea - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
AS other reviewers have stated this is a look at sexual magic and Crowley's use of it to commuicate with powers outside this world.However it is only one part of nine books and Mr. Grant tries to find the hidden meanings in Crowley writings (mostly the book of law).He does this in the books with a numeralogically based system.It is very hard to understand but after reading the books you can get the hang of it.Grant looked as Crowley as a secrectary taking dictiation from the E.T.s and as a secretary would; from a boss, not really understanding it.He also believed that artists such as Dali and H. P. Lovecraft were unknowingly doing the same thing.The magician in his books should strive to become a mystic and in his idea of mysticism there where no rituals or procedures in coming in contact with the E.Ts.So he believes that some of the ideas used by Crowley were profrane and arose fron Crowley's christian up bringing.Occultists saw the left-hand -path as the reverse of the order of the world so if it was forbidden by them it must have been the path to the true God.As time has telled the cathoilic church pacticed many of the perverisions Crowley did and this was based on the gulit based ideas of Christianity,Judaism and Islam.These solar(male) cults were in reverse to the lunar (female) cults of Lilth ,Sophia and others.In many ways we do live in the so called aeon of the "beast" just a look at modern day society and you see Mr Crowley would have fit right in.The over all theme in the Typhonia trilogies is that you must embrance the dark side of life (death and the abyss) to fully understand the World and if you are lucky or choosen the E.T.s will commicate with you.A look at what has become of Christianty in the modern world is a good example.The Gnoictic veiw would have been that the freedom from the fear of death would have bought upon commication with the Gods.Christ did not die on the cross nor did he come to save the world.This has been perverted into the mordern day right-wing fear of death along with the guilt based ideas of Heaven and Hell.Also the magical idea that accepting him as your savior you are bought up into him without any work.This is the idea of unthought and faith.Grant's books look as these ideas as the glamor cast over humans keeping them from seeing the hidden God.Overalll his books are well worth reading if you are interested ,just put aside you ideas of good and evil, and follow the left-hand -path.
Are you sitting comfortably children ? Now we'll begin ! 31 Oct. 2014
By Geoffrey basil smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Let me tell you something about Kenneth Grant. Many years ago when I was keen to present to the world my then firmly held views on white magic (I'm a grey magician now) I sent a copy of my book Knights of the Solar Cross -with some trepidation - to Frater Aossic (K.G.). And within a very short space of time, I got back a letter PRAISING me for my attack on Aleister Crowley, the hero of this book !!! As for the white occultists, I recall getting quite a few cursory pats in the back but nothing like as deep or encouraging as my missive from Kenneth (and we sent on to correspond even more - with even more depth ; indeed it has to be said we understood each other perfectly, we were indeed ONE). What made it all even more surprising was I had attempted to usurp authority in the (Grant camp) OTO -and he wished me well ! What a boy he was !! This was the first book of his that I read and , although I took his views on Sirius far too literally (not having then 'got' Crowley's One Star in Sight), I went on to somewhat shrinkingly devour most of his inimitably convoluted tomes until the early '80's (I was less impressed with some of the later work in which , for instance, Kenneth himself too trustingly accepted the existence of the Blavatskyean Mahatma Koot Hoomi or believed in the bogus French secret society the Priory of Soon (a hoax). But with Aossic, you never quite knew where you were (although I never had many problems deciphering his densely worded prose). He told me that, like his Master, like myself, he too was reluctant to let the final curtain fall on all the role playing in this kaleidoscope of Maya. Alas, he has now gone into the ether (no surprise to him) but his memory will live on in HIS OTO , one worthy of the name. And, make no mistake, he will be back...Dr G 33,97, 8-3.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fantasy nonsense 9 Oct. 2014
By roscoe billingsworth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Unsubstantiated nonsense. One phrase comes to mind here: 'prove it'. There is no historical evidence for his claims, and they do NOT represent any actual discipline or tradition. This is just fantasy nonsense.
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