The Heart of the Master. Aleister CROWLEY, Kenneth Grant, Khaled Khan.

The Heart of the Master.

Montreal, Canada: 93 Publishing, 1973. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Small octavo. 41pp plus 3pp advertisements. White buckram with Crowley's Baphomet seal design in gilt and red on front cover. Title-page in red. Crowley wrote the bulk of "The Heart of the Master" in 1924, although the book was not published until 1938 when it appeared in a very small edition. In his introduction to this edition Kenneth Grant refers to this "small and cryptic volume" as containing "the One True Occult Tradition" and says that it "declares openly the Magical formulae of the New Aeon." Grant explains Crowley's choice of pseudonym by telling that Crowley was "inspired by the spirit of Khaled Khan while on the 'Holy Hill' of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, the present site of ancient Carthage. Khan was a great warrior who delivered the Arabs from the stranglehold of Christianity at the battle of Damascus. Both the Khan and Crowley were therefore avatars of the anti-Christian Current represented in the Apocalypse as the Beast 666." Cloth very lightly rubbed and darkened, a little leaned. Otherwise a tight, clean VG copy. No jacket (as issued). Item #61201
ISBN: 0919690009

Price: $150.00