The Invocation of Hoor. Introduced, Marcus Katz.

The Invocation of Hoor.

Cumbria, UK: Forge Press, 2010. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo. 66pp, b&w photos & illustrations, appendixes. Very scarce. The edition was swiftly withdrawn from sale, apparently due to copyright violations. A transcription and reproduction, with commentaries and notes by Katz, of Crowley's manuscript notebook entitled "The Invocation of Hoor" preserved in the Yorke collection. The Crowley text comprises "The Invocation of Hoor" which preceded the reception of "The Book of the Law", "Ritual B2", "To Obtain LXV," Beelzebub Ritual, 3 pages of note on the minor arcana of the tarot," "The Book of Results." There is also a short note on the contents of the original notebook by Gerald Yorke. Loosely inserted at the rear are a folded A4 colour print-out of "An Aleister Crowley Timeline Showing Initiations, Key Events & Publications" and a print-out of a circular email sent out by Katz in which he discusses his disappointment at the withdrawal of the book, and his reasons for publishing it. 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. Fine condition. Item #67089


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