Scottsdale, Arizona: New Falcon Publications, 1991.
Eighth Printing. Paperback. 8 3/8" X 5 3/8". xxxi, 528pp. Moderate wear to pictorial wraps, with heavy creasing to spine, wear to extremities, and lean to spine. Text block starting to separate at pages 180, 181. Pages are clean and unmarked. An admittedly worn but readable copy.
ABOUT MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS:
In 1943 Aleister Crowley initiated a circle of correspondence by way of magickal training for a number of his students. It eventually resulted in this volume of 80 letters, Crowley's personal commentary on his own magickal training and insight. This is Crowley at his best, leading you gradually into the magickal philosophy behind one of the great mystics of our century and illuminating all that was previously unapproachable in earlier writing. These letters show him not to be a "drug dimmed addict," an image fostered by legend, but rather as a vital, intelligent avatar, perhaps more lucid in these last years than in his youth.
Magick Without Tears is no less than a personal encyclopedia of magickal instruction, annotated by experience and explained in unguarded language. Crowley covers: how to use the Qabalah as a tool rather than merely a system of reference; the symbols of magick; etymology and its philosophy; the three major schools of magick—white, black, and yellow—and their approach to life and use of power; hints for meditation and astral projection; the Yi King; The Book of the Law; the Tarot; Astrology; the importance of talismans, lamens and pentacles; how to distinguish prophecy from coincidence; etc. etc. (publisher). Good. Item #6070