The Blue Equinox

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The Blue Equinox
Aleister Crowley - The Blue Equinox cover.jpg
The cover of The Blue Equinox, displaying the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian religious symbol adopted into Crowleyan Thelema.
Author Aleister Crowley
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Thelema,
magic,
Occultism
Publisher Ordo Templi Orientis
Publication date
1919
Media type Print (Hardback and paperback)
ISBN 1-57863-353-2

The Blue Equinox, officially known as The Equinox: Volume III, Number I, is a book written by the English occultist Aleister Crowley, the founder of Thelema. First published in 1919,[1] it details the principles and aims of the secret society O.T.O. and its ally the A∴A∴, both of which were under Crowley's control at the time. It includes such topics as The Law of Liberty, The Gnostic Mass, and Crowley's Hymn to Pan.

Background[edit]

In 1904, Crowley was staying in Cairo, Egypt with his wife Rose when he claimed to undergo a spiritual experience.

Synopsis[edit]

The Blue Equinox opens with Crowley's poem "Hymn to Pan", a devotional work devoted to the ancient Greek deity Pan.[2] This is followed by an editorial, in which Crowley discusses Thelema, the A∴A∴ and the O.T.O., and the important role which he believed that they had to play in the Aeon of Horus.[3]

  1. Editorial
  2. Præmonstrance of A∴A∴
  3. Curriculum of A∴A∴
  4. Liber II [The Message of the Master Therion]
  5. The Tent
  6. Liber DCCCXXXVII [The Law of Liberty]
  7. Liber LXI [vel Causae A∴A∴]
  8. A Psalm
  9. Liber LXV [Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente]
  10. Liber CL [De Lege Libellum]
  11. A Psalm
  12. Liber CLXV [A Master of the Temple]
  13. Liber CCC [Khabs am Pekht]
  14. Stepping Out of the Old Aeon into the New
  15. The Seven Fold Sacrament
  16. Liber LII [Manifesto of the O.T.O.]
  17. Liber CI [An Open Letter to Those Who May Wish to Join the Order]
  18. Liber CLXI [Concerning the Law of Thelema]
  19. Liber CXCIV [An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order]
  20. Liber XV (The Gnostic Mass)
  21. Nekam Adonai!
  22. A La Loge
  23. The Tank
  • Special Supplement: Liber LXXI [The Voice of the Silence: The Two Paths, The Seven Portals]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lon Milo Duquette, The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema, page 258 (Red Wheel/Weiser; 1993). ISBN 1-57863-299-4
  2. ^ Crowley 2007 [1929]. pp. 5–7.
  3. ^ Crowley 2007 [1929]. pp. 9–10.

Bibliography[edit]

Academic books and papers

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