Do what thou will shall be the whole of the Law. Recently I have taken an interest in Ouija. It is not the first time in my life I have had this interest. At first glance, the notorious magus and self-styled ‘Great Beast ‘ Aleister Crowley might seem an unlikely candidate for the Ouija Board. Hand made Ouija board of the Great Beast. Limited run of 50 boards.
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Is the Ouija Board a children’s game, a curious throwback to the nineteenth-century Spiritualism movement, a special magical tool, or as fearful Christians put it, a dangerous doorway to the devil that can alleister in possession, suicide and murder? Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board traces the history of the “talking board” back to John Dee drowley, Queen Elizabeth’s advisor, who Is the Ouija Board a children’s game, a curious throwback to the nineteenth-century Spiritualism movement, a special magical tool, or as fearful Christians put it, a dangerous doorway to the devil that can result in possession, suicide and murder?
Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board traces the history of the “talking board” back to Crowlwy DeeQueen Elizabeth’s advisor, who used it to contact angels and codify the Enochian Alphabet. This book provides surprising information on hos the renowned twentieth-century magician Aleister Crowley employed the Ouija Board to great effect, even attempting to create his own version of the device for sale.
Like any powerful tool, the Ouija Board requires knowledgeable and proper use. Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board suggests ways of protecting the magician while using this remarkable spiritual implement.
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It’s in fact a gentle introduction into the occult and working with magick.
Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board
If you’re interested in knowing more about enochian magic, by reading this book you’ll figure out soon if it’s something you want to pursue further in the realms of ceremonial magic or not. Also speaking purely about books on the Ouija board, this is the best and more indepth guide I’ve come across so far.
Sep 04, Sum Merland rated it it was amazing. A very interresting read and a the best “system” i ever met considering the Ouija Board. Sep 19, Bert Zee rated it it was ok. Its got some big ideas, some interesting facts and practical tips for using Ouija but for me the best thing about this book is the gorgeous cover I much preferred Ouija by Stoker Hunt, I found it far more accessible.
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Apr 08, Keith rated it liked it Aaleister A pretty quick, and fairly informative, read. Better croowley and edited than some of the author’s other work, though I still found it a bit repetitive at points. Not annoyingly so, however; it was the kind of repeat that one aeister and perhaps even appreciates in a longer work, and probably would have been quite handy if I was reading it over the span of a month, instead aleidter a couple days.
And some of the repetition is clearly deliberate to drive home a point, such as “As above, so below,” or “O A pretty quick, and fairly informative, read. And some of the crolwey is clearly deliberate to drive home a point, such as “As above, so below,” or “Ouija is not a toy. Frankly, I’d like to have seen more of all of that, though I think he gave about everything possible on the history of the Parker Brother product.
Also, helpfully outlined at the end is a suggested ritual ouij for more safely using talking boards, aleiste purchased or home-built. It’s given me several ideas I might look to try out myself, if a suitable group can be found.
One other point worth noting: Cornelius is an old-school Thelemic magician, and while he may have intended this book for beginners and the uninitiated, as it were, he does booard lapse into technical terminology without bothering to explain it.
I would therefore consider this to be an intermediate-level text, and recommend the reader have some baseline familiarity with Qabala and Crowleyan magick theory before digging in, or at least have resources available to look up the obscure bits before progressing.
In all, quite a bargain from the remainder pile, though perhaps not quite worth the original list price. Apr 19, Jordan rated it liked it. The historical information was interesting, and the author even manages to inject a few moments of levity into the slim volume. Then it focuses on aleeister elements of the ritual usage of the Ouija board. And at this point, I must take issue with the Crowleyian methodology. You need a chain The historical information was interesting, and the author even manages to inject a few moments of levity into the slim volume.
You need a chain with exactly links, really? I would call it a good book, though where your thoughts lie on Crowley will make a difference in your enjoyment. Mar 15, Eric Williamson rated it liked it. An okay book on using the board in conjunction with ceremonial magic.
Using The Great Beasts name is little more bkard window dressing to sell copies, as he is aleisetr afterthought the author tosses out every now and then. It does contain a nice history of the Ouija and earlier spirit boards. Probably merits a 3. Sep 10, Thiago Ribeiro rated it liked it. Compelling, but took me too deep in things I wished to know little of.
Do not mess or play with the table, regardless of your beliefs. The outcome may be unpleasant.
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