HRILIU. Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic Mass. Aleister CROWLEY, IAO131.
HRILIU. Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic Mass
HRILIU. Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic Mass

HRILIU. Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic Mass

[Grantham], The Hell Fire Club, 2015 [first thus].

Octavo, [iv], 304 pages with numerous illustrations.

Full leather decorated in silver and blind; a fine copy.

Number 184 of only 220 leather-bound copies (with a further 31 copies bound in vellum). 'An in-depth look at the central ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). The first half of the book gives a general overview of the Gnostic Mass from several different perspectives, including an examination of the basic symbols at work in the mass, the Officers, magical energy, and how Baphomet might play a major factor. The second half of the book is a detailed analysis of the rubric of "Liber XV: Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ" [Aleister Crowley, 1913], the ritual text of the Gnostic Mass itself' (from the author's website).

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