Item #138241 An Introduction to Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI. An Original Annotated Typescript. [Together with] Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI; Anger Typescript [spine title]; and Pyramidos Experience (by Paul David THOMAS). Aleister CROWLEY, Frater ORPHEUS, Robert FLORES.
An Introduction to Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI. An Original Annotated Typescript. [Together with] Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI; Anger Typescript [spine title]; and Pyramidos Experience (by Paul David THOMAS)
An Introduction to Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI. An Original Annotated Typescript. [Together with] Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI; Anger Typescript [spine title]; and Pyramidos Experience (by Paul David THOMAS)
An Introduction to Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI. An Original Annotated Typescript. [Together with] Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI; Anger Typescript [spine title]; and Pyramidos Experience (by Paul David THOMAS)
An Introduction to Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI. An Original Annotated Typescript. [Together with] Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI; Anger Typescript [spine title]; and Pyramidos Experience (by Paul David THOMAS)
An Introduction to Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI. An Original Annotated Typescript. [Together with] Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI; Anger Typescript [spine title]; and Pyramidos Experience (by Paul David THOMAS)

An Introduction to Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI. An Original Annotated Typescript. [Together with] Liber Pyramidos sub figura DCLXXI; Anger Typescript [spine title]; and Pyramidos Experience (by Paul David THOMAS)

Grantham, Lincolnshire, The Hell Fire Club, [2014].

Quarto, four volumes, [8]; [iv], 19; [10] (five loose leaves of facsimile typescript, printed rectos only); and 40 pages with an illustration plus a tipped-in colour plate. A separate certificate of limitation is included.

Quarter burgundy morocco (lettered in gilt on the spine) and dark green cloth (decorated in gilt); a fine set housed in the publisher's slipcase (lightly marked and scuffed), along with the certificate of limitation (bound in burgundy papered boards decorated in gilt).

Number 22 of only 50 sets. 'Aleister Crowley founded his A.'.A.'. Order in 1907 with the assistance of George Cecil Jones. In 1909 whilst on a Magical Retirement Crowley developed "Liber DCLXXI vel Pyramidos" for the singular purpose of attaining a higher form of Knowledge and Conversation than he had attained previously as an Exempt Adept. "Pyramidos" is thus one of the most significant rituals in the Thelemic armoury.

The four parts of this "Pyramidos" study encompass: firstly a full-colour facsimile in a quarter leather portfolio binding of cult filmmaker Kenneth Anger's annotated typescript of the ritual. Secondly an introduction to the work with a history of the typescript by its owner (Robert Flores, Frater Orpheus 7=4 A.'. A.'.). Thirdly an analysis of the development of Pyramidos and its relationship to the highly secret "TROA" ritual. Fourth and finally a 'Pyramidos Experience" (Frater 414 A.'.A.'. [Paul David Thomas]) or analysis of the ritual as a progression of initiatic states.

The original typescript seems to have originated in the late 1940s or early 1950s, it is believed to have belonged to Jack Parsons (Agape Lodge) who passed it on to Kenneth Anger. Three distinct sets of annotations are visible. Two of the sets of annotations are part of the copy itself and are in the hands of Crowley and G.J. Yorke, the third set of annotations are [sic] in the hand of Kenneth Anger. What is exceptional about this typescript is that Kenneth Anger's notes have managed to preserve original annotations from the author (Crowley) that are now faded and would otherwise be illegible.

We made this work available to collectors and students of Crowley's magickal system for the express purpose of furthering understanding of Thelema, the development of its ritual praxis and to ensure the continuity of its manuscript tradition' (the publisher's website).

Item #138241

Price (AUD): $1,300.00

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