ALEISTER CROWLEY ~ THE VISION AND THE VOICE, 1st / 1st HC/DJ, 1972 REVIEW COPY
The Vision and The Voice by Aleister Crowley ~ 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1972 HC/DJ ~ Helios Book Service Review Copy, #3028/20912 Special Postscript, Footnotes Edited and Explained by Israel Regardie
Publisher: Sangreal Foundation Inc., Dallas (1972)
In overall very well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight, save for a few spots of very light fading on the back board and spine. The pages are crisp and clean save for Helios Book Service small label on the bottom corner of the first blank page. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and wear, and remains uncut with its original price still showing. Included is the original review copy card and edition number by Helios Publishers and Distributors. The Vision and the Voice (Liber 418) chronicles the mystical journey of Aleister Crowley as he explored the 30 Enochian Aethyrs originally developed by Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley in 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 Benjamin 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 Thelema in 1904. The Vision and the Voice is the source of many of the central spiritual doctrines of Thelema, especially in the visions of Babalon and 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 Pyramids under the Night of Pan.
SPECIAL NOTES FOR THIS EDITON
The book includes the first publication of a 10 page Postscript especially written for this edition by Regardie. In addition to the core text of the "Vision and the Voice" working, this edition contains Crowley's commentary on this important Enochian rite, along with an Introduction written in 1929 by Crowley's former Secretary and student, Israel Regardie.