Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The Praemonstrator of the A ∴ A ∴ wishes it to be known that the period of silence, which (according to the Rule of the Order) lasts during every alternate five years, will end at the Equinox of Spring in the year 1919 of the vulgar era. He wishes to call attention to the general principles of the Great White Brotherhood, which is also known as the A ∴ A ∴
Primarily, this Body exists for the purpose of conferring Initiation. Secondarily, It prepares people for Initiation by means of courses of instruction.
These courses are divided into two main parts, theoretical and practical.
INFORMATION WITH REGARD TO BOTH THESE COURSES
The Order issues printed books of instruction. They cover the classics of all previous systems, and explain the particular system of A ∴ A ∴ These instructions are issued in an extremely comprehensive and well-ordered form. Every instruction has been edited on strictly scientific lines. Students are thoroughly drilled in this work; examinations take place regularly, and diplomas issued to those who pass
them. The instruction of the A ∴ A ∴ is therefore as precise and definite as a University course.
During the five years of speech from the Equinox of Spring 1909 of the vulgar era, 65 different books were issued, nearly all of these being printed in the 10 numbers of Volume I of THE EQUINOX.
VOLUME I of THE EQUINOX is now very rare and expensive Only a few sets remain; and these are valued at $100 per set. When these have been sold, it is proposed to republish the Official Instructions referred to above in separate form, for the benefit of those students who have been disappointed in obtaining sets of Volume I of THE EQUINOX.
The A ∴ A ∴ will publish a new volume of THE EQUINOX in 10 numbers at intervals of six months, beginning with the Equinox of Spring (March 23) of the vulgar year of 1919.
The principal items of the new promulgation are as follows:
LIBER CCXX. THE BOOK OF THE LAW, which is the foundation of our whole work, and the commentary thereon by the Master through whom it was given to the world.
LIBER LXI. A manuscript giving an account of the history of the A ∴ A ∴ in recent times. This history contains no mythology; it is a statement of facts susceptible of rational proof.
LIBER CL. DE LEGE LIBELLUM. A short explanation of the Law, extolling its sublime virtue. By the Master Therion.
LIBER LXV. THE BOOK OF THE HEART GIRT WITH A SERPENT. This magical treatise describes particularly the
relation of the Aspirant with his Higher Self. It is, alike in conception and execution, a masterpiece of exaltation of thought, carved in Pure Beauty.
LIBER VII. THE BOOK OF LAPIS LAZULI. Gives in magical language an account of the Initiation of a Master of the Temple. This is the only parallel, for Beauty of Ecstasy, to Liber LXV.
LIBER XXVII. VEL TRIGRAMMATON. It describes the Course of Creation under the Figure of the Interplay of Three Principles. The book corresponding to the stanzas of Dzvan.
LIBER DCDXXCIII. VEL ARARITA. This book describes in magical language a very secret process of Initiation.
LIBER II. THE MESSAGE OF THE MASTER THERION. It explains the essence of the New Law in a very simple manner.
LIBER DCCCXXXVII. THE LAW OF LIBERTY. This is a further explanation of the Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.
LIBER DCXXIII. DE THAUMATURGIA. A statement of certain ethical considerations concerning Magick.
LIBER LXXIII. THE URN. This is the sequel to the Temple of Solomon the King, and is the Diary of a Magus. This book containes a detailed account of all the experiences passed through by the Master Therion in his attainment of this grade o f Initiation, the highest possible to any manifested Man.
LIBER LXXI. THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE, by H. P. Blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by Frater O.M. Frater O. M , 7°=4▫, is the most learned of all the Brethren
of the Order; he has given eighteen years to the critical study of this in masterpiece
LIBER XXI. THE CLASSIC OF PURITY: by Ko Hsuen. A new translation from the Chinese by the Master Therion.
LIBER ALEPH CXI. THE BOOK OF WISDOM OR FOLLY. An extended and elaborate commentary on the Book of the Law, in the form of a letter from the Master Therion to his magical son. This Book contains some of the deepest secrets of initiation, with a clear solution of many cosmic and ethical problems.
LIBER CCCXXXIII. THE BOOK OF LIES, falsely so called: with an extended commentary by the Master Therion. This book contains some of the most valuable mystic epigrams ever written, and also some very important secret rituals. It is the official Text-Book of A ∴ A ∴ for "Babes of the Abyss."
LIBER XV. THE CANON OF THE MASS, according to the Gnostic Catholic Church, which represents the original and true pre-Christian Christianity.
LIBER LI. THE LOST CONTINENT. An account of the Continent of Atlantis : the manners and customs, magical rites and opinions of its people, together with a true account of the catastrophe, so called, which ended in its disappearance.
LIBER CVI. A TREATISE ON THE NATURE OF DEATH. and the proper attitude to be taken towards it.
LIBER DCCC LXXXVIII. A COMPLETE STUDY OF THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY.
LIBER DCLXVI. THE BEAST. This Book is an account of the Magical Personality who is the Logos of the present AEon.
LIBER LXXXI. THE BUTTERFLY NET. An account of a magical operation, particularly concerning the planet Luna, written in the form of a novel.
LIBER DCCLXXVII. A COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF THE CORRESPONDENCES OF ALL MAGICAL ELEMENTS, reprinted with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive book of reference ever published. It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language.
LIBER CCXVI. THE YI KING. (Classic of Changes.) A new translation, with a commentary, by the Master Therion. Confucius said that if his life were to be prolonged by a few years, he would give fifty of them to the study of this book.
LIBER CLVII. THE TAO TEH KING. A new translation, with a commentary, by the Master Therion. This is the most exalted and yet practical of the Chinese classics.
LIBER CLXV. The account of the attainment of a Master of the Temple: given in full detail by Frater O.I.V.V.I.O. This is the Record of a man who actually attained by the system taught by the A ∴ A ∴
LIBER DXXXVI. A COMPLETE TREATISE ON ASTROLOGY, by Frater O.M. This is the only text-book composed on scientific lines; by classifying observed facts, instead of deducting from a priori theories.
LIBER XLIX. SHI YI CHIEN. An account of the divine perfection illustrated by the seven-fold permutation of the Dyad.
LIBER LXXVIII. A COMPLETE TREATISE ON THE TAROT giving the correct designs of the cards with their attributions and symbolic meanings on all the planes.
LIBER LXXXIV. The completion of this Book (begun in EQUINOX I; VII, VIII), which explains the system of the Universe devised s by Dr. John Dee (Queen Elizabeth's astrologer) and Sir Edward Kelly.
LIBER CMXXXIV. THE CACTUS. An elaborate study of the psychological effects produced by Anhalonium Lewinii (Mescal Buttons), compiled from the actual records of some hundreds of experiments; with an explanatory essay.
LIBER CCLXV. THE STRUCTURE OF THE MIND. A treatise on psychology from the mystic and magical standpoint. Its study will help the aspirant to make a detailed scientific analysis of his mind and so to learn to control it.
LIBER CCCLXV. THE PRELIMINARY INVOCATION OF THE GOETIA so-called, with a complete explanation of the barbarous names of evocation used therein, and the secret rubrick of the ritual, by the Master Therion. This is the most potent invocation extant and was used by the Master Himself in his attainment.
LIBER MCCLXIV. THE GREEK QABALAH. A complete dictionary of all sacred and important words and phrases given in the Books of the Gnosis and other important writings both in the Greek and the Coptic.
Numerous other instructions are in course of preparation, and will be announced in due course. As space may permit, there will be added a series of stories and poems of the highest n mystical and magical value. It will be remembered that it has always been the policy of the A ∴ A ∴ to make no financial profit whatever either from publications, or in any other way, and THE EQUINOX has been always issued at a price which barely covered the actual cost of printing, if it even did that. It is proposed to continue the same policy with regard to the new volume. Owing to the war, the cost of printing both for the paper required and the labour involved has gone up to an unprecedented degree but the Praemonstrator of the A ∴ A ∴ is determined that he will not allow these matters to interfere with his programme of putting out THE EQUINOX in a style worthy of its contents. The new volume of ten numbers, averaging 400 pages, will not be inferior to the old in any respect either with regard to paper or printing; that is to say, it will be produced in the best possible manner, and will be of permanent value for a library. The general appearance will be uniform with that of the last volume, but the binding will be of improved quality.
Love is the law, love under will.
[All enquiries with regard to the publications of the A.'.A.'. should be addressed to The Cancellarius of the A.'.A.'., care of the publishers of THE EQUINOX.]