Do what thou will shall be the whole of the Law. Recently I have taken an interest in Ouija. It is not the first time in my life I have had this interest. At first glance, the notorious magus and self-styled ‘Great Beast ‘ Aleister Crowley might seem an unlikely candidate for the Ouija Board. Hand made Ouija board of the Great Beast. Limited run of 50 boards.
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If you would like to send comments or a review. Part fascinating history and part practical manual, this engaging guide takes the position that the Ouija Board is indeed as powerful as its detractors claim. Edward Cornelius shows how anyone armed with the proper knowledge can use the Ouija to communicate with invisible beings and other worlds.
Entertaining and enlightening, Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board reveals the dark secrets and hidden truths of this curious, enduring game. The following blurb by J.
Review of Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board By J. Edward Cornelius | OCCULT SKEPTIC
They will ague that the Ouija board is well known for causing obsessions, possessions, unleashing poltergeists and creating hauntings; claiming it to be a portal into Hell. But what they fail to realize is that these tragedies prove beyond a shred of a uoija that the board is capable of bridging the invisible world with our own. Instead of fearing this concept why not learn to use it more effectively? He strongly believed that the board utilizes the same principles which were practiced by the famed Elizabethan magician John Dee.
Aleister Crowley Ouija Board
He used a crystal ball as a means of skrying or seeing into the invisible realms. Within these realms Dee encountered entities who communicated their messages by pointing to one letter at a time on huge boards of letters. According to Crowley, the same principle holds true for the talking board but, instead of going within the invisible realms, we summon the entities into our world in order for them to move the triangle from one letter to another to spell out messages.
Magicians have long known that the triangular shape of the planchette is a unique magickal symbol that automatically acts as an invisible doorway. Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board by J. Andrew Drylienoted author and Crowley scholar England.
Anyone interested in occult matters, psychic phenomena or paranormal activity will pursue that interest largely through reading and, perhaps after some initial trepidity, attempting experiments. The field is too broad and various to try out, or even properly look at, everything.
Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board
Submersion in nonsense can be injurious to self-respect. These are my reasonable reasons for treating ouija boards hitherto with utter disdain. I also had a few unreasonable reasons.
I felt I already knew all I needed to know about ouija boards. They were the toys of borderline psychotic teenagers too dim to work out for themselves the best route from balcony to car park. This sort of background wisdom comes free if alelster live long enough and involves no investment in active investigation. How wrong I was and the clues were there all along. Firstly Christians abhor ouija boards and this alone is usually a strong indicator of merit.
And then ouijs are those in favour including, for me at least, a few surprises. Dee and Kelly led the way albeit without aleeister modern gadget. This book by Jerry Cornelius is not only thorough and competent; it is friendly. The author respects and trusts his readers.
The crwley is well researched and digs up some surprising and amusing material. The practical section proposes methods that are safe, coherent and based on experience rather than theory. This book could well change minds.
It is neither fat nor expensive. Alester principles applied to the “talking board. Chuck Furnacenoted occult author. If your interest is strictly in the Ouija Board itself, the 1st 2 chapters will give you crowlej history of the Board, the Game and it’s media press. But this book is really about applying consistent control in all forms of divination to focus the type of Spirit called. Rather than repeat well worn and well published truisms, the author seems to noard concentrated on what Aleister Crowley and his disciples boad DID, whether it was thru Tarot, Astrology, Ceremonial Magick or Enochian.
The common factor was exerting their Will and concentration to calling forth aleistee Results. Destined to be an occult classic. But this is by no means only a book for beginners.
They will be well repaid for their efforts. Aleister Crowley was the baddest of bad boys. He made bboard advancements in the magickal realm while sending shock waves through the clubby and largely ineffectual grade system of traditional occult fraternities, It is no small irony that the magickal orders that profess to be Thelemic are as full of pretentious poseurs as those that Crowley blasted with his extraordinary talent and application.
I suspect that crowleyy book will not be well liked by those in authority in Crowleyian magickal orders. The author reveals too many secrets for comfort. I believe Crowley would have approved of this book that captures the spirit of authentic Thelemic magickal theory and practice.
Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board. New York, New York. Thumbs up for having okija spine! Keith Richmondnoted Crowley scholar and author of such works as: As befits a book that makes frequent reference to those notorious boardd tricksters known as elementals, Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board is not at all what it might at first glance appear to be. Edward Cornelius, would most likely recognize him as the co-publisher and principal author of Red Flame, a journal that has brought both scholarship and innovation to the study of Aleister Crowley, his works and circle.
Given this, and the title of his new book, one might expect the work to be an earnest, theoretical discussion of the Great Beast and his thoughts on the Ouija Board. Instead we find what would once have been termed a grimoire: The book is not devoid of theoretical discussion: Cornelius provides an interesting overview of the history of the Ouija Board, and a thoughtful analysis of the different schools of thought about the nature of the forces that respond to the summons to move the planchette, but the core of the book consists of practical instruction in the use of the board.
Not alfister the approach to the Ouija outlined by Cornelius is very different to that of the Spiritualists who first brought fame to the implement. Drawing from his own practical experiments — and some little know writings on the subject by Crowley — Cornelius suggests that sitting with the Ouija should never be a passive undertaking.
To be safe it should only ever be performed as a serious magical operation, with the practitioner in total control of the boad, paying utmost attention to every detail of the process, and remaining fully focused on his or her goal. This need for rigor and control naturally extends to knowledge of the nature of the entity or entities summoned, and Cornelius examines this in detail, in the context of the Enochian system of magic articulated by the Elizabethan magus John Dee.
This book has many charms, not least of which the easy-going authority with which it is written. Cornelius has been a ritual magician for most of his adult life, and the elementals, angels, and other entities apeister which he writes are as much a part of crowleey daily world as the sky above him or the pavement below his feet.
Clearly he does not feel it is his task to persuade doubters as to the reality of his observations. Rather he is intent on chronicling them in a way that will allow other bboard to set forth firmly, and safely, on their own journeys of exploration.
This he does with the simple but powerful conviction of one who knows.
Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board is not a book for skeptics, but it is a fascinating and valuable resource for anyone with an interest in the theory and practice of ritual magic.
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