Item #69541 The Magical Diaries of Aleister Crowley. Tunisia, 1923. Aleister CROWLEY, Stephen Skinner.

The Magical Diaries of Aleister Crowley. Tunisia, 1923.

Jersey, UK: Neville Spearman, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 252pp. Blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, purple endpages, appendixes, index. The texts of Crowley's 1923 diaries, edited and with an Introduction by Stephen Skinner. "These diaries were written by Aleister Crowley after his expulsion by Mussolini from his abbey of Thelema in Cefalu in Sicily. The records consolidate the work which Crowley initiated in Cefalu and explore more deeply the various techniques of cabbalistic and sexual magic as well as his contact with the Arab magic of North Africa where he spent some years. As an accurate and scientific record of consistent and well-documented magical practice there is little to equal Crowley's diaries, they are in fact the raw data from which, as Crowley had hoped, the science of magic will rise from the art which it has so long been." A little leaned, shelf rubbing to edges and points of boards, a few light marks to cloth, edges of text block darkened. Else a tight, internally clean VG+ copy in G only dust jacket (Dust jacket very heavily rubbed, short tears and creases at all extremities, price clipped. Now in protective mylar cover). Item #69541
ISBN: 0859780228


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