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Aleister Crowley
Occult & Paranormal
Thelema Media; Later Printing edition (April 1, 1991)
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Magick Without Tears. Magick Without Tears. By. Aleister Crowley.

Magick Without Tears. Omissions by Germer from the original letters have not been restored

Magick Without Tears, a series of letters, was the last book written by English occultist Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), although it was not published until after his death.

Magick Without Tears, a series of letters, was the last book written by English occultist Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), although it was not published until after his death. The book consists of 80 letters to various students of magick.

Crowley covers: how to use the Qabalah as a tool rather than merely as a system of reference; the symbols of magick; etymology and its philosophy; the three major schools of magick-white.

In 1943 Aleister Crowley met a lady who, having heard of his wide knowledge and experience . The result was this collection of over eighty letters which are now being issued over the title that he chose, "MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS".

In 1943 Aleister Crowley met a lady who, having heard of his wide knowledge and experience, asked his advice on occult, spiritual, and practical matters. This chance connection resulted in a stimulating exchange of letters. Crowley then asked others to put similar questions to him. Crowley did not keep copies of his early letters to the above-mentioned lady, so was unable to include them in the collection that he planned to publish

Magick without tears Unknown Binding – 1986. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), also known as 'The Great Beast' and the 'Wickedest Man in the World,' was one of the most profound students of Magick, Qabalah and yoga psychology.

Magick without tears Unknown Binding – 1986. Aleister Crowley (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. His vast influence reaches through all modern occultism. He is widely recognized as the first Western investigator to give initiation a truly scientific method. Crowley did not keep copies of his early letters to the above-mentioned lady, so was . Crowley did not keep copies of his early letters to the above-mentioned lady, so was unable to include them in the collection that he planned to publish. Fortunately they have been preserved and are now included in the introduction to this book. Their original form has been retained with the opening and closing formulae which Crowley used in all his letters. Aleister Explains Everything.

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Crowley at his absolute best. An annotated and very personal encyclopedia of magical instruction covering the Qabalah, the major schools and symbols of magick, meditation and astral projection, the tarot, astrology, pentacles, lamens, talismans, and much, much more.
  • Kesalard
I'm writing a two part review here:
This is on the paperback edition: The paperback edition on Amazon is simply a scan off the .pdf and printed. If you see a "1" or "2" or "" or "§" you are S.O.L. to know what it is foot-noting to. This doesn't have that even listed in the back. No introduction by Israel Regardie. No table of contents. No index. Not even his "Sincerely's" ("Love is the law, love under will. Fraternally, 666"). Unless you know what he's talking about on every point (being a Thelemite or accustomed to the text), then you will be scratching your head or going online to find the .pdf to read. In that case, what's the point of having the book? I was going to keep this (JUST got it this afternoon), but with all that I have listed, it's too grievous of an issue to keep. Sadly, if you want the goods, you'll need to make sure it is the "Thelema Media, Apr 1, 1991" copy, which I thought this might have been a revision of. This doesn't even list a publisher! It's just printed out and thrown in a glossy (over-stretched) cover.
Stay away from this paperback version 1 out of 5 stars.

The better quality book is by and large one of the best "short and to the point" answers on Magick and related topics. This book clearly shows in his letters to Freida Harris, that he was coherent up until the end (along with "The Book of Thoth"), instead of insane like all of the yellow press and his detractors tried to convince. I've read this book countless times and it never fails to inspire me. This, along with "Liber Aleph Vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom Or Folly" should be able to clearly instruct people on the nature and ethics of life and Thelema. It really doesn't get any better than these funny and massively informative (and personal) letters he sends to her. Sadly, we don't have her letters as a reference, BUT Crowley touches on each topic mentioning what they were in each letter. You're not left guessing "What in the heck is he talking about?" If the topic is about vampirism or if angels cut themselves shaving, he will put that explicitly in the statement of the answer. Get this book, rent this book, see if a library has it: JUST GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS BOOK...BUT NOT THIS COPY!
  • dermeco
The two-star review is regarding this particular EDITION of the book, not the book itself.

I'd easily give the book 5 stars, its a collection of essays by Crowley, written under the guise of a communication between himself and a sister in his order. It gives a very practical explanation of some things Crowley had purposely made originally vague and veiled in his other writings. Perhaps he realized later that too many aspiring occultists wouldn't have access to the formal style of esoteric instruction, and would need a helping hand to interpret some of his works.

That being said, since the book was written quite a long time ago, it has fallen into the public domain. Some guy somewhere uploaded a PDF file of the original to Createspace (which is a print on demand publisher) and is now making a buck off the fact that the book itself is currently out of print.

There is no information about the publisher, no footnotes (even though there are annotations for various notes in each chapter, there is no where to actually refer to). So this is a very CRAPTACULAR edition of this book. Hopefully the OTO will get Magick Without Tears back into circulation so that magicians can have a decent paperback version to refer to.

Its hard to read certain parts (especially those which use algebra since the fonts are off) and there are no editor notes and the footnotes/endnotes are just deleted (they were probably still under copyright). So again, this edition sucks, so I'd either wait for the book to be legitimately reprinted, or find a good used copy.
  • Dominator
This book is a marvelous compendium of letters from the pen of arguably the greatest Occultist of the 20th Century, written in the 1940's to various of his beginning and intermediate students. In them Crowley is the soul of brevity and wit, going straight to the point, time and time again, without the blinds, without the double meanings, without cryptic references, obscure Greek and Latin passages, written in plain English: the private letters of a great Teacher to his inquiring students (by the way, "Cara Soror" is not the name of a student, it is a greeting meaning 'Dear Sister').

An amazing work, Crowley discusses the principles and practice of various magical disciplines in an easy to understand manner without becoming over-simplistic. He explains many of the pitfalls in the path, and gives details on the "Black Brothers" who fall from the Great Work. Those who seek more specific practical instruction would do well to seek out Crowley's own Magick: Liber ABA (Book 4) and/or Lon Milo Duquette's The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema

This book, and the The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V give lie to the myth that in his declining years Crowley was a confused and bitter old man in his dotage: these two works both illustrate that Crowley's mind was as sharp as it ever was, and that his grasp of the Mysteries had deepened as his admittedly acerbic character mellowed in his old age.

It makes no matter if you are a student of the Golden Dawn, the O.T.O., the Servants of Light, the Builders of the Atydium, or the A.'.A.'., if Qabbalistic Hermeticism is your cup of tea, you'll find much to quench your thirst for knowledge with this volume. My only criticism with this particular edition is that Mr. Regardie edited over 300 pages of material included in the 1954 1st edition. Be aware that there exists a two-volume edition of this book, published about 30 years ago-- that edition is unexpurgated and heavily commented on by Marcello Motta, but Vol. II is devilishly tricky to find.

2012 Addition-- This book is now out of print. PDFs of the Regardie edit can be found through a simple Google Search of the Internet. A new, annotated, restored edition is currently being worked on and was expected to be released in this year. This new edition should prove to be the 'ultimate' edition, but it's not clear that its release will meet the 2012 publication deadline previously announced.