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LIBER PYRAMIDOS SUB FIGURA DCLXXI Aleister Crowley (Deluxe Edition of 50 Copies)

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LIBER PYRAMIDOS SUB FIGURA DCLXXI Aleister Crowley (Deluxe Edition of 50 Copies)

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LIBER PYRAMIDOS SUB FIGURA DCLXXI Aleister Crowley (Deluxe Edition of 50 Copies)

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Crowley, Aleister (introduced and commentary by Frater Orpheus 7'=4' et al). LIBER PYRAMIDOS sub figura DCLXXI (an original annotated typescript in facsimile). (UK): Hellfire Club Books. 2015.

First Edition Thus. 4to. Hardcover in Five parts (volumes) all bound in quarter burgundy goatskin over dark green cloth, each volume stamped to the front with the seal of A.'.A.'.  and presented in a matching leather and cloth slipcase (books and case measure 8.5” x 12”).  LIMITED TO ONLY 50 NUMBERED COPIES. This is copy #49. All contents and slipcase in FINE CONDITION

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The contents of the slipcase are in five parts. Volume 1 includes a full color facsimile (in loose sheets) of cult film maker Kenneth Anger’s annotated typescript of the ritual. Volume 2 is an introduction to the work with a history of the typescript by its owner (Robert Flores, Frater Orpheus 7'=4'  A.'. A.’.). Volume 3 includes an analysis of the development of Pyramidos and its relationship to the highly secret 'TROA' ritual. Vol 4 contains the essay 'Pyramidos Experience' (Frater 414A.'.A.'.) or analysis of the ritual as a progression of initiatic states. The fifth part included in the slipcase is a limitation folder announcing the publication and stating the number of this set (#49). Also in this folder is a facsimile of a blank membership form from the A.’. A.’. for The Oath of a Probationer. 

Aleister Crowley founded his A.'.A.'. Order in 1907 with the assistance of George Cecil Jones. In 1909, whilst on a Magical Retirement, Crowley developed 'Liber DCLXXI vel Pyramidos' for the singular purpose of attaining a higher form of Knowledge and Conversation than he had attained previously as an Exempt Adept. 'Pyramidos' is thus one of the most significant rituals in the Thelemic armoury. 

The original typescript seems to have originated in the late 1940's or early 1950's. It is believed to have belonged to Jack Parsons (Agape Lodge) who passed it on to Kenneth Anger. Three distinct sets of annotations are visible. Two of the sets of annotations are part of the copy itself and are in the hands of Crowley and G.J.Yorke. The third set of annotations are in the hand of Kenneth Anger. What is exceptional about this typescript is that Kenneth Anger’s notes have managed to preserve original annotations from the author (Crowley) that are now faded and would otherwise be illegible.