This book belongs in the library of every student of the Western Tradition.
In the original ten volumes of the Equinox, Alesiter Crowley succeeded in synthesizing the aim of religion and the method of science. Israel Regardie’s selections in Gems from the Equinox make a volume that is invaluable to readers, students, and adepts. It includes material on Crowley’s magical order, magical rituals, yoga, invocations, and sex magick, among many other topics.
Gems from the Equinox is a unique resource that serves as a veritable textbook for the magickal orders AA and O.T.O. Although it is written for the advanced practitioner, beginners will gain much from its many pages of wisdom, including yoga postures and breathing techniques, ceremonial rituals and meditations, an Enochian magick primer, and The Book of the Law. In Gems from the Equinox, Israel Regardie’s selections of Aleister Crowley’s writings synthesize the aim of religion and the method of science, making it invaluable to readers, students, and adepts.
Gems is a must have for every student of Occultism, Mysticism, Thelema, Magick, and comparative religion. It’s an essential reference and study text from Crowley’s body of work has been out of print for years.
Israel Regardie selected the most important magical writings from the ten installments of the original Equinox and made them available to the student in one comprehensive collection.
Aleister Crowley is one of the most renowned, controversial, and remarkable figures to emerge from the Western Occult Revival era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His tradition lives on as his books remain in print and popular, while the esoteric school he founded—Ordo Templi Orientis, or O.T.O.—continues as a going concern today, with lodges to be found around the world