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on 4 June 2013
Unfortunately the 2013 edition of The Holy Books contains an illegal change to the text of Liber AL vel Legis by the Frater Superior OTO Hymenaeus Beta. HB tries to say that the 'fill me' in verse III, 37 is a typo by Aleister Crowley, yet this has been disproved by the presence of another 'Fill me' paraphrase of the Stele in the 1910 Evocation of Bartzabel, published in the Equinox.

Liber AL vel Legis is a Class A text, which means it should never be changed or edited, and as of this date 221 people have signed a petition against the change to the text.

We urge you to boycott purchasing this 2013 edition until the publishers add an errata to the Book. Thank you. A .'. 93 93/93.
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on 27 April 2012
A series of divinely inspired texts received by the occultist Aleister Crowley in 1907 and 1911. Crowley maintained that he was not the sole author for these works and that they were written by an intelligence independent of his own. The Holy Books are the foundation of the mystical, magical and religious system known as Thelema which declares that there is no law beyond do what thou wilt! Included in this collection of remarkable visionary texts is the sublimely beautiful Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli; Liber LXV - Cordis Cincti Serpente; Liber LXVI: Stellae Rubeae; Liber A'ash and of course The Book of the Law [Liber Al vel Legis] with its three chapters which were delivered unto mankind in Cairo in 1904.
Together with a detailed preface and a synopsis on how the Holy Books were received, this compelling collection reveals more of its beauty with each reading and whether they are regarded as a `divine utterance' or just inspired poetry, the Holy Books of Thelema is a thing of staggering wonder and illumination! Love is the law, love under will!
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The Holy Books of Thelema provided to Thelemites an anchor in the frequently turbulent ocean of Crowley's complex magical scheme. Included are most A.'. A.'. publications in Class A. 'The Vision and the Voice' is omitted due to it's size - a separate binding in this case was necessary. You will find here much inspirational material, proportionate usually to your level of formal initiation. This is, in my opinion, not a work to be read through like a short novel but cherished, savoured and treasured. Those still victim to the idea of Crowley as anything less than a thoroughly decent gentleman may profit by obtaining a copy. Also, those amongst you who are swamped by the amount of Thelemic material available might profit also by having a look at the wellspring of the tradition.
Love is the law, love under will.
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on 7 February 2008
i realy thought it be a good book but it's just incohearent rambling. very disapointing
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