TAO TEH KING - Aleister Crowley, 1976 - TAOISM THELEMA OCCULT LAO TZU PHILOSOPHY
TAO TEH KING
Book Details + Condition: Askin Publishers (London). 1976. 116 pages. Softcover. An interpretation of Lao Tzu's classic Taoist text by Thelema founder Aleister Crowley, from a Thelemic perspective. Crowley studied ancient Chinese philosophy in China during the early 20th century, and here he uses that knowledge and his widely praised skills as a poet to decipher one of the cardinal texts of ancient philosophy, which is also the foundation of Taoism. Crowley would have used the 1891 English translation of TAO TEH KING by James Legge as his primary source. With an introduction by Stephen Skinner. Tight binding; rubbed corners and edges; light shelf wear to covers, with old clear tape to spine and some chipping to bottom rear cover; a few inked names and marks on front endpapers.