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5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone who has really read this book would know, March 19, 2003
This review is from: New Aeon Magick : Thelema Without Tears (Paperback)
that book is a Qabalistic primer with an *opinion* Thelema, and that the author wished to share this opinion with his children, the oldest of which was 8 years old at the time of the writing of the book. This books makes the subject of Qabalah, comparative religion and the study of mythology simple to understand, and it seems that only those Pharases who stand to benefit by keeping this harmless information from 'the profane' are the ones who appear to find fault in it.
At the very least, the author should be commended by having to guts to form an opinion, rather than resorting to the regurgitation of the accepted fundamentalist doctrine. If there are "many errors" in the book (the second printing by Luxor Press, which contains the Qabalaistic pearls of wisdom absent in the first Llewellyn edition), the previous "reviewer" has not done us any favors by pointing them out.
If you are just beginning to explore the Western Mystery Tradition, need to understand what the Qabalah is, what it is used for and how it is necessary in the study of Ceremonial Magick, you should read this book. The author's ideas on a beautiful Thelema are a wonderful contrast to the elitist, hyperintellectual socialist-darwinistic ideas of Thelema that seem to prevail today.
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