Treatise on Naught. Frater - SIGNED SHIVA, Aleister Crowley: related works.

Treatise on Naught.

Los Lunas, NM: Academic Services International, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 224 pp. Glossy printed boards, b&w illustrations, diagrams. The hardcover edition limited to 200 copies - now out of print. SIGNED by the author on a specially-made color bookplate tipped onto the inside front cover. The author, Frater Shiva, was a senior member of "Solar Lodge," the 1960s US occult fraternity that drew many of its teachings from the works of Aleister Crowley. He eventually resigned his position as Grand Secretary General and his membership in the Lodge, and went on to forge his own path. Frater Shiva describes "Treatise On Naught" as "an exposition of insights that can be expressed in simple phrases - each of which contains the word NO, or Nothing, None, Never, Null, Nada, Nyet, Nein, Nay, Not, Knot, Naught, Zero, Zilch and Zip . This implies the Absence of Something or Anything or Everything, or some other form of the negative. These concepts hint at the third order of magnitude, the Supernal Triad, which is said to lie above and beyond the human mind. Only a madman or a disturbed person would attempt to explain this realm - except in contradictory or complimentary terms." He describes the book as being "comprised of nine short chapters. If you wish, you may choose to think of them as a series of nine atomic bombs, one placed at each of the nine lower sephiroth (spheres). After the ninth sphere undergoes Shivatmadarshana, there is a Gallery of nine appendices, including Riding the Middle Pillar, Tuat Juarez, The Human Energy Field, Encounters with the Light, and The Age of Iron [Kali Yuga]." From the collection of Clive Harper with his discreet 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. Print-on-demand type production values. A hint of rubbing to covers, otherwise appears unused thus in near Fine condition (no dustjacket issued). Out of print in this edition. Item #68202

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