Essays, Volume Five ( Essays 5 ). J. Edward CORNELIUS, Signed ., Erica Peterson, Jerry Cornelius, Aleister Crowley: related works.

Essays, Volume Five ( Essays 5 ).

Berkeley, CA: Privately published ( J. Edward Cornelius ), 2017. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 324pp. Fine black cloth (consistent with the first volume in the series), with gilt titling to spine. Edition limited to 200 signed copies (not numbered), signed by Jerry Cornelius on the limitation page. The fifth volume of Cornelius' limited edition "Essays" series. This volume includes a short taxonomy ON SEX AND CROWLEY’S WOMEN, but also Part I of a ground-breaking, lengthy essay by J. Edward Cornelius called ON THE SCARLET WOMAN. The previous edition of Essays contained three papers relating to LIFE or Second Degree of Ordo Templi Orientis. This edition will detail those paths and the Sephiroth which are related to Third Degree and DEATH. In Third Degree “[The Man] experiences Death” as an Initiation into spirituality. Cornelius details the Thelemic mysteries of Death in the two corresponding paths of the Tarot: those of The Hanged Man and The Devil. These Paths’ lessons teach the Candidate how to let go of his familiar ideas and to dissolve himself, in preparation for creating a new Temple of BABALON in Fourth Degree. This issue of Essays also contains an eclectic mix of other essays, including two that also explore the Death Rites: ON LOVE AND THE WELL OF WYRD and ON LOVE AT THE WINTER SOLSTICE: DEATH RITES AND THE WORLD TO COME by Erica M Cornelius. Another cluster of essays ON CHIRON by Erica M Cornelius introduces the comet Chiron as a potent symbol for Thelemites. Still others are: ON EMBRACING THE DEMONIC; ON PHALLIC WORSHIP AT THE SABBATH: THE MATING OF KING AND QUEEN; ON THE PRACTICUS, Part II; ON SYNCHRONICITY AND CAUSE AND EFFECT; ON MARCHESA CASATI, A BIOGRAPHY; ON LINEAGES OF THE A.’.A.’.; and ON MY MAGICAL DEGREE AND THE TAROT CARDS by J. Edward Cornelius, and ON THE AQUARIAN CURRENT; ON WOMEN’S PATHS; and ON THE NEOPHYTE by Erica M Cornelius. NEW book, in Fine condition (no dust jacket as issued). Item #57956

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