• Kenneth Grant: Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God

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Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God was first published by Muller in 1973, and subsequently reissued with an errata page by Skoob Publishing in 1992. A second, enhanced edition was issued by Starfire Publishing in 2013; freshly typeset, it incorporated the errata from the Skoob reissue, together with further corrections noted subsequently in Kenneth Grant's personal copy of the book. The second edition appeared in an octavo format of 253 pages, with a frontispiece, a twenty-page section of plates, illustrated endpapers and a full-colour dustjacket. Where possible, plates were rephotographed, some presented in colour for the first time; also included were some previously unpublished drawings and paintings by Steffi Grant.

Artwork for two of the plates has been rephotographed, since the original drawings by Spare were not previously available but have recently come to light. Apart from this, the forthcoming publication is a direct reprint of the second edition. Available in hardback, bound in black cloth and with a dustjacket. Sewnbound on high-quality paper.

Aleister Crowley vowed to free man from bondage by showing him how to invoke his latent genius; the Hidden God. It is characteristic of Crowley that to this end he utilised the mysterious energies of sex: the most potent, most obsessive of man’s illusions which, if used unintelligently, strengthens the false sense of individual existence that divorces him from the fullness of cosmic consciousness.

“Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God” is an exhaustive and critical study of Crowley’s system of sexual magick and the strange rites which he practised and advocated for the purpose of promoting the Law of Freedom with its formula of “Love under Will”. The book reveals the occult workings of the Fire Snake or Kundalini-Goddess, the cosmic power in man which, when awakened by magical means, assumes an external form identified by Crowley as the Scarlet Woman, she who influences the secret power-zones in the body of man and invokes the Hidden God.

Here Kenneth Grant also describes a method of dream control involving the use of the Ophidian Current transmitted by Crowley, Spare, Fortune, Grosche, and others. Its object is to establish contact with extra-terrestrial and non-human beings with the ultimate purpose of transcending the limitations of personality and of realising cosmic consciousness, thus fulfilling the magical formula of the New Aeon.

“Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God” is here republished, available in both hardback and paperback formats. Some of the plates from the first edition are reproduced in colour; there were also some new plates for the second edition, one of which of Kenneth and Steffi Grant in November 2009 is here illustrated to the right. A further three new plates are shown below; from left to right, they are: Formula for hastening Transferences from the twin Ego by Austin Osman Spare; projected frontispiece for Monolith by Steffi Grant; and Evocation by Steffi Grant.

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Kenneth Grant: Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God

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