A foundational work recommended to students starting a practice in Thelemic magic.

A short paperback which commencing magical students are encouraged to study. The first part consists of Crowley's guidance on incorporating Yoga into ceremonial magic practice. This is one of Crowley's most notable innovations, particularly as many of his contemporaries were stridently opposed to the idea. The second part of the book examines magical symbolism, explaining magical tools and other paraphernalia used in ceremonial magic.

Widely considered to be one of Crowley's most foundational works, this paperback consists of parts 1 and 2 of his larger work Book 4 (the third part being Magick in Theory and Practice).

Part 1 deals with Yoga in an accessible and methodical manner, providing a workable approach to techniques of physical and mental discipline, with the aim at controlling the will, the physical and mental body.


San Francisco: Weiser Books, 1980. Paperback, 125 pages. New. First published in 1913.


Book 4 (PB) - Aleister Crowley