- The Vision and the Voice
"The Vision and the Voice" (Liber 418) chronicles the mystical journey of
Aleister Crowley(1875-1947) as he explored the 30 EnochianÆthyrs originally developed by Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelleyin the 16th century. These visions took place at two times: in 1900 during his stay in Mexico, and later in 1909 in Algeria(along with his magical companion, Victor Neuburg). Of all his works, Crowley considered this book to be second in importance behind " The Book of the Law", the text that established his religious and philosophical system of Thelemain 1904.
"The Vision and the Voice" is the source of many of the central spiritual doctrines of Thelema, especially in the visions of
Babalonand her consort Chaos(the "All-Father"), as well as an account of how an individual ego might cross the Abyss, thereby assuming the title of "Master of the Temple" and taking a place in the City of the Pyramidsunder the Night of Pan.
*Weiser Books, Equinox edition, November 1999. ISBN 0-87728-906-9
*Red Wheel Weiser, June 1972. ISBN 0-87913-001-6
Works of Aleister Crowley
Holy Books of Thelema
*Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1998|Title=The Vision & the Voice : With Commentary and Other Papers (The Equinox IV:2)|Place=York Beach, ME|Publisher=Samuel Weiser|URL=http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/l418/418.html
* [http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/l418/418.html The Vision and the Voice] , full text
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