Amrita. Essays in Magical Rejuvenation. Aleister. Edited and CROWLEY, Martin P. Starr.
Amrita. Essays in Magical Rejuvenation.
Amrita. Essays in Magical Rejuvenation.

Amrita. Essays in Magical Rejuvenation.

Kings Beach, CA: Thelema Publications, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xviii + 60 pp. Original gilt decorated purple cloth with color frontispiece and purple endpapers. This copy INSCRIBED & SIGNED on the blank facing the Foreword by the editor, Martin P. Starr: "To Bro.: Clive Harper, / with fraternal / greetings / Martin Starr." First and only Edition - limited to 1000 copies (there was also a sub-limitation of 33 leather bound copies). A collection of Aleister Crowley's writings on occult medicine, particularly on Amrita: an ambrosia or "elixir of life" said to ensure longevity, restore youth and energy, and bestow various occult boons. It was referred to by Crowley as "the principal Secret of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O. )." Contents are: Foreword by Soror Grimaud (Helen Parsons Smith); Introduction by Martin P. Starr; A. M. R. I. T. A. ; The Elixir of Life: Our Magical Medicine; The Elixir of Life (I); The Elixir of Life (II); The Order of the Purifications on Waking; Remarkable Experiment with the Elixir of Life; AMRITA; Additional Cases; IT; On Food. Original publisher's prospectus loosely inserted. From the collection of Clive Harper with his discrete book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Harper is well-known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. A hint of bruising to the corners, very slightly leaned, a few very light marks to the boards. Still largely free of the fading that is typical of this volume, and overall a tight, clean VG+ copy. No dust jacket issued. Item #66373
ISBN: 0913576182

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