Online Documents

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

Here for your amusement, enlightenment and possible irritation is presented a selection of Thelemic, OTO, magickal and tenuously related texts for you to download or view online. Selection is entirely at the whim of the website crew (currently one person) although requests may be considered.

Love is the law, love under will

P.S.: The link to the Equinox PDFs that was here has been broken for some time now owing to the restructuring of the website of Crystal Heart Oasis O.T.O. in the Netherlands; links to the inidividual volumes can be found on that sites documents page, mouse over “Equinox vol. I” to bring up the links.  Doubtless they have been mirrored across the web, but this is the only authorised posting of which I am aware.

Thelemic texts
Public documents of O.T.O.
Assorted rituals
Other A∴A∴ Libri
Miscellanea Crowleyana

Key Thelemic texts

Liber AL vel Legis, the Book of the Law.

Liber OZ.

Other Thelemic texts

Liber II, The Message of the Master Therion.

Liber DCCCXXXVII, The Law of Liberty.

Liber CL, De Lege Libellum.

Liber CCC, Khabs Am Pekht.

Duty. A note on the chief rules of practical conduct to be observed by those who accept the Law of Thelema.

Artemis Iota. An essay on the Law of Thelema as applied to sex morality.

The Scientific Solution to the Problem of Government. A short political essay from the 1930s.

The Comment Called D (the Djeridensis Working). PDF format. A commentary on the first two chapters of Liber AL, previously hard to find.

A selection of the public documents of O.T.O.

An Introduction to O.T.O.  A concise modern summary of the nature and purposes of the Order.

Ancient Order of Oriental Templars, First Instruction.  The introduction from a 1906 O.T.O. manifesto, believed to be by Franz Hartmann.

Manifesto of the O.T.O. Crowley's 1919 manifesto as published in the Blue Equinox.

An Open Letter to those who may wish to join the Order.  Probably the most embarrassing of the public documents of O.T.O. published in theBlue Equinox.  Much of the content is wishful thinking on Crowley's part and does not, never has done and probably never will form part of the policy of this or any other manifestation of O.T.O.

Concerning the Law of Thelema.  An epistle on the application of Thelemic principles to social organisation, particularly in regard to the structure of O.T.O.

Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ.  The text of the Gnostic Mass.

My Relations with Freemasonry.  The chapter from Crowley's Confessions in which he discusses the symbolism of Freemasonry and his reform of the O.T.O. (the article “What is Freemasonry?” in Equinox III (10) is an excerpt from this chapter).

An Intimation with reference to the Constitution of the Order.  Outlines Crowley's intentions for the reform of the structure and administration of the Order.  Suffers the slight drawback of needing 500+ members in a jurisdiction to be remotely workable.  I have it on rumour we're attempting it in the U.S.A. ...

Concerning Death.  An epistle of Baphomet containing what might be termed Thelemic “last rites.”

The Ship.  A mystery play.  A performance of this by members of the North of England O.T.O. took place at the Gnosis IVxii gathering in 2004 . . . no pictures yet.

Constitution of the Ancient Order of Oriental Templars.  Reuss' 1917 Constitution with attached manifesto and synopis of degrees.

Constitution of MMM.  The 1913 constitutionof Crowley's British section of O.T.O. (adapted from an earlier version of the above).

Synopsis of degrees.  Crowley's revision of the O.T.O. degree system, illustrating how the essence of various Masonic rites was compressed into a manageable compass.  With notes by Frater T.S.

The O.T.O. Man of Earth Degrees and the Hindu Chakras.

Of Eden and the Sacred Oak.  An epistle concerning the running of Profess-Houses of the Order, originally sent by Crowley to James Windram (head of his South African operation).  Interesting as casting light on how Crowley envisaged the social aspects of the Order developing.

Liber Apotheosis.  How to remove the head of a local body without appearing to do so.  REMOVED AT REQUEST OF O.T.O.

Camp, Oasis and Lodge. Explains the difference between the various types of O.T.O. local bodies.  This is the "International" version which applies everywhere outside the U.S.A.

Forms of Address.  For everyone who wantsto know the correct forms to use when writing to a V.I.S.K.S.G.I.G. of G.L. and S.G.C.

Rituals, etc.

Liber V vel Reguli. The Ritual of the Mark of the Beast. Includes the figures of the pentagrams and the concluding essay/rant. We also have the two early group versions with officer parts for the quarters.

The Star Ruby. A Thelemic Banishing Pentagram. A wonderful means of annoying your flatmates.  Greek text version (may not display properly on older browsers).

The Star Sapphire. A revision of the Hexagram ritual with all kinds of hidden subtleties.

The Mass of the Phoenix. Some fun things to do with naked flames and sharp instruments.

Liber Samekh.  Crowley’s final working up of the “Bornless One” ritual, with full instructions for use.  PDF format.

The Building of the Pyramid (version 1). An early initiation ritual of Crowley’s A∴A∴ with notes (this is the 1907 version with officers). REMOVED AT REQUEST OF O.T.O.

The Building of the Pyramid (version 2). The more familiar solo and versified version of the above, with notes on variant readings.

The Ritual of Passing through the Tuat. Strange goings on with a ten and a half foot long green porcelain boat. REMOVED AT REQUEST OF O.T.O.

Two Fragments of Ritual.  From the Equinox vol. I no 10.

The Ritual Ordained for Public Service. Outline for a public ritual from circa 1913.

The Thelemic Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. An LBRP variant; includes Crowley's notes on the Ritual of the Pentagram.

Other A∴A∴ Libri

(This is just a selection; for a complete – or as complete as I have been able to make it – list of these with links to copies either here or on other sites, go to our links to Crowley libri page.  In the versions on this site I have endeavoured to reflect the hypertextual nature of these writings by providing hotlinks to works cited.)

Curriculum of A∴A∴.  The reading list from the Blue Equinox and Magick with links to online copies of the texts where they could be found.

Liber O vel Manus et Sagittæ (VI).  Instructions in the basic practices of Ceremonial Magic.  This copy includes the figures of pentagrams and hexagrams and photographs of the signs.

Liber E vel Exercitiorum (IX).  Instruction in the keeping of a Magical Record and basic Yoga practices.  This copy includes the photographs of the various asanas, including the additional postures from the later “supplementary instruction.”

Graduum Montis Abiegni (XIII).  The syllabus of Outer Order grades, with hyperlinks to the A∴A∴ instructions cited.

Liber Libræ (XXX). "A course in morality suitable for the average man." Based on a Golden Dawn document, slightly and subtly adapted.

An Account of A∴A∴ (XXXIII).

Liber LVIII, an article on the Qabalah from the Equinox (aka "Gematria", "Essay on Number" etc).  PDF format.

Liber Chanokh (LXXXIV).  A brief abstract of the symbolic representation of the Universe as derived by Dr. John Dee through the skrying of Sir Edward Kelly.  Re-set PDF (about 500K)with all the figures and copious notes.  [In order to keep this file at a manageable size, I turned down the quality on the graphics somewhat, including them as greyscale bitmaps rather than vector art.  A PDF (740K) with high quality vector art versions of the figures (the detail level still not sufficient to make out the details of the Ensigns of Creation tho’) can be found here (offsite link) — T.S.]

Liber Collegii Sancti (CLXXXV), Being the Tasks of the Grades and their Oaths proper to Liber XIII.

Liber Resh vel Helios (CC). Ways to annoy your flatmates, disrupt your sleep cycle and make a fool of yourself in public.  Some notes on lunar salutations are appended.

Liber Arcanorum των Atu του Tahuti &c. &c. &c. (CCXXXI).  Re-set PDF version with all the sigils etc.

Liber TAU vel Kabbalæ Trium Literarum (CD).  Re-set PDF version.

Liber Os Abysmi vel Da'ath (CDLXXIV).  “An instruction in a purely intellectual method of entering the Abyss;” or, how to destroy your sanity by reading Hegel.

777 Revised.  Now a single PDF with all the material from the revised edition, and many errors from the previously posted versions corrected.

Energized Enthusiasm (Liber DCCCXI).  An essay on sex and religion (and a few other fun things besides) from the Equinox.

Miscellanea Crowleyana

The Sword of Song (PDF format).  This is a complete re-set of the Collected Works printing including the notes, appendices and essays, in a single PDF.  It is thus a rather large download (650K).

Essays from Crowley's Collected Works. Berashith, Science and Buddhism, Time, Eleusis and others.  Hard-to-find early essays in PDF format.

The Soldier and the Hunchback. An essay on scepticism and mysticism from the Equinox.  PDF format.

The Dangers of Mysticism. A short essay from the Equinox contrasting the paths of Mysticism and Magick.

Postcards to Probationers.  More thoughts on the subjects of mysticism and Magick from the Equinox.

The Lost Continent (Liber LI).  AC's take on the Atlantis myth, incorporating certain hints regarding the OTO system of magick.  PDF format.

To Man (the “Mediterranean Manifesto”) plus the three other “World Teacher” broadsheets from 1924-6); PDF format.

Little Essays Toward Truth.

Magick Without Tears.  Complete HTML of the unabridged edition, including Tree of Life diagrams.

Hymn to Pan. How to keep a room full of drunken Thelemites occupied for a few minutes.

Hymn to Lucifer. The annoying musical accompaniment has been removed: "Sympathy" doesn't really work as a MIDI and I was running out of space on the site.

The infamous Crowley poetry page.  Some more of the Beast's better verse.  In the opinion of Frater T.S., anyway.  Feel free to disagree.

Links to Crowly libri.  With a few important exceptions, most of Crowley's magical writings are up on the web somewhere or other.  This is a collection of links to documents hosted on other sites; we cannot guarantee that all are current.


(With the exception of my translation work and editorial material for the Heptameron, all of the following are to the best of my knowledge in the public domain.)

Comte de Gabalis by N. Montfaucon de Villars.  1913 English translation by “The Brothers” of this curious French satire on 17th-century occulture (PDF, 280K.  Revised March 2008; fixed some OCR errors and revised editorial note.

Synoptical Table of Gods and God-Ideas from General Forlong’s Rivers of Life.  A flawed but interesting attempt to systematize the data of Comparative Religion.  PDF format.

On the Antient and Primitive Rite.  A short account (taken from The Freemason's Manual by Jeremiah How) of the Reduced Rite of Memphis, one of the Masonic currents that fed into O.T.O.  PDF format.

Letter II from The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary by Karl von Eckartshausen; the source for Crowley’s Liber XXXIII

Some poems by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Mostly as required for the Rites of Eleusis.

Heptameron, or Elements of Magic.  A new English version of this classic grimoire. PDF format.

The Prayers of the Elementals.  The classic series of elemental invocations.

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