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Works of Aleister Crowley (Libers)

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Many of the important works of Aleister Crowley are in the form of Libers (lit. "books"), which are usually short documents consisting of core teachings, methodologies, practices, or Thelemic scripture. All the libers are given a number in the Greek numbering system, and those that are part of the A.'.A.'. curriculum are assigned a "class" as follows:

The catalog of libers

Listed with liber number, roman number, class, full title, and a short description.

Liber No. Class Title
I 1 A Liber B vel Magi—An account of the Grade of Magus
II 2 E Message of The Master Therion, The—Thelemic epistle
III 3 D Liber III vel Jugorum—An instruction for the control of speech, action, and thought.
IV 4   Liber ABA—titled Magick, Book 4, Crowley's opus on magick and mysticism
V 5 D Liber V vel Reguli—The Ritual of the Mark of the Beast
VI 6 B Liber O vel Manus et Sagittae—Instruction in magical techniques
VII 7 A Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli —The birth words of a Master of the Temple
VIII 8 D 8th Aether—On the Holy Guardian Angel from The Vision and the Voice
IX 9 B Liber E—Instruction
X 10 A Liber Porta Lucis—A "Holy Book" regarding the Master Therion.
XI 11 D Liber NU—A mystical instruction for attaining Nuit.
XIII 13 D Liber Graduum Montis Abiegni—Tasks of the aspirant from Probationer to Adept.
XV 15   Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicae Canon Missae—The Gnostic Mass
XVI 16 B Liber Turris vel Domus Dei—An instruction for attainment
XVII 17 D Liber IAO—Three methods of sexual magick.
XXI 21   Khing Kang King—The Classic of Purity—Taoist classic put into rhyme.
XXIV 24 B De Nuptis Secretis Deorum Cum Hominibus—Sexual magick.
XXV 25 D The Star Ruby—An improved form of the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram.
XXVII 27 A Liber Trigrammaton—Trigrams
XXVIII 28 D Septem Regum Sanctorum—The Ceremony of the Seven Holy Kings—Initiation Ritual for select probationers to A.·.A.·.
XXX 30 B Liber Librae—The Book of the Balance—Thelemic morality
XXXIII 33 C An Account of A.'.A.'.—An epistle regarding that Order
XXXVI 36 D The Star Sapphire—Improved Ritual of the Hexagram.
XLI 41 C Thien Tao—An essay on Attainment by way of Equilibrium.
XLIV 44 D The Mass of the Phoenix—A solar ritual.
LI 51   Lost Continent, The— An account of Atlantis
LII 52   Manifesto of the O.T.O.—From 1919.
LV 55  C Chymical Jousting of Brother Perardua, The —Treatise on alchemy.
LVIII 58  B The Qabalah—Method and uses of the Qabalah.
LIX 59  C Across the Gulf—An account of a past life in Egypt.
LXI 61  D Liber Causae—Origins of the A.'.A.'.
LXIV 64  B Liber Israfel—Invocation of Thoth, as a prelude to preaching.
LXV 65  A Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente—On the Holy Guardian Angel.
LXVI 66  A Liber Stellae Rubeae—A secret ritual of Apep; sex magick veiled in symbolism.
LXVII 67  C The Sword of Song—A critical study of various philosophies
LXX 70  C The Cross of a Frog—A ritual with a frog.
LXXIII 73   The Urn—The Diary of a Magus.
LXXVII 77   Liber OZ—The Thelemic declaration of rights of Man.
LXXVIII 78 B On the Tarot—A complete treatise on the Tarot.
LXXXI 81   Moonchild (The Butterfly Net)—Magical adventure story.
LXXXIV 84  B Liber Chanokh—Symbolic representation of the Universe.
XC 90  A Liber Tzaddi vel Hamus Hermeticus—An account of Initiation.
XCIII 93   Fountain of Hyacinth, The—A diary of drug use.
XCV 95  C The Wake World—Poetical allegory of the relations of the soul and the Holy Guardian Angel.
XCVI 96  B A Handbook of Geomancy—A guide but with some intentional inaccuracies.
XCVII 97   Soror Achitha's VisionThe Amalantrah Working
C 100  D Agape, Azoth—The Book of the Unveiling of the Sangraal wherein it is spoken of the Wine of the Sabbath of the Adepts. Secrets instructions of the IX° O.T.O.
CI 101  B An Open Letter to those who may wish to join the Order—Enumerating the Duties and Privileges.
CVI 106   Concerning Death—A treatise on the nature of death.
CXI 111  B Liber Aleph—An extended and elaborate commentary on The Book of the Law, in the form of a letter from the Master Therion to the son of mankind.
CXX 120 D Ritual of passing through the Tuat, The—A Ritual of Initiation for certain Select Zelators of A.'.A.'.
CXXIV 124   Of Eden and the Sacred Oak—On hospitlity in O.T.O.
CXXXII 132   Apotheosis—Treatise on the Incarnation of a God.
CXLVIII 148   The Soldier and The hunchback—A general discussion on philosophy.
CL 150 De Lege Libellum—Thelemic epistle on Light, Life, Love, and Liberty.
CLVI 156  A Liber Cheth vel Vallum Abiegni—Account of the task of the Exempt Adept (sex magick veiled in symbolism).
CLVII 157   Tao Teh Ching—A translation and commentary by Crowley.
CLXI 161   Law of Thelema, The—Thelemic epistle.
CLXV 165 B A Master of the Temple—Frater Achad's magical diary with comments by Crowley.
CLXXV 175  D Liber Astarte vel Liber Berylli—On uniting oneself to a Deity.
CLXXXV 185  D Liber Colegii Sancti—Tasks and Oaths of the Grades of A.'.A.'.
CXCIV 194   An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order—the structure of O.T.O.
CXCVII 197 C Sir Palamedes the saracen knight—A poetic account of the Great Work.
CC 200 D Liber Resh vel Helios—An instruction for the adoration of the Sun four times daily.
CCVI 206 D Liber RU vel Spiritus—Full instructions in Pranayama.
CCVII 207   A syllabus of the official instructions of the A.'..A.'.
CCXVI 216   The I Ching—A translation with commentary by Crowley.
CCXX 220 A Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law
CCXXVIII 228 B De Natura Deorum
CCXXXI 231 A Liber Arcanorum—treatise on the Trumps of the Tarot.
CCXXLII 242 C AHA!—An exposition in poetic language of several of the ways of attainment and the results obtained.
CCLXV 265   The Structure of the Mind—A treatise of physology from the mystic and magical standpoint.
CCC 300 E Khaps am Pekht—A special instruction for the Promulgation of the Law.
CCCXXXIII 333 C Book of Lies, The—A book of 93 brief chapters on many subjects.
CCCXXXV 335 C Adonis an Allegory—A short play.
CCCXLI 341   Liber H.H.H.—Three methods of attainment.
CCCLXV 365   The Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia—Similar to Liber Samekh, but with some differences.
CCCLXVII 367 B De Homunculo
CCCLXX 370 A Liber A'ash vel Capricorni Pneumatici—Analyzes the nature of the creative magical force in man (veiled sex magick).
CD 400 A Liber Tau vel Kabbalae Trium Literarum—A graphic interpretation of the Tarot on the plane of Initiation.
CDXII 412 D Liber A vel Armorum—An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments.
CDXIV 414   De Arte Magica
CDXV 415 AB Paris Working, The—A record of homosexual magick operations.
CDXVIII 418 AB Vision and the Voice, The—The classic account of Crowley's travels through the Thirty Aethyrs.
CDLI 451 B Eroto-Comatose Lucidity—Treatise on sex magick
CDLXXIV 474 C Liber Os Abysmi vel Daath—A method for entering the Abyss.
D 500 B Sepher Sephiroth—A Qabalistic dictionary of Hebrew words arranged according to their value numerically.
DXXXVI 536 B Liber Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia—Instruction in the expansion of the field of the mind.
DLV 555 D Liber HAD—An instruction for attaining Hadit.
DLXX 570   Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita—An account of the Hexagram and the method of reducing it to the Unity, and Beyond.
DCXXXIII 633   De Thaumaturgia—A treatice on magical ethics.
DCLXXI 671 D Liber DCLXXI vel Pyramidos—A ritual of self Initiation based on the Neophyte ritual.
DCCXXIX 729 C The Amalantrah Working—Interviews with a discarnate entity.
DCCLXXVII 777 B 777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico Mysticae—The Holy Qabalah and its correspondences.
DCCC 800 D Liber Samekh—Ritual for the Attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
DCCCVIII 808   Serpentis Nehushtan
DCCCXI 811  C Energised Enthusiasm—Treatise on sex magick and the creative impulse.
DCCCXIII 813 A Ararita—An account of the Hexagram and the method of reducing it to the Unity and Beyond.
DCCCXXXI 831 D Liber Yod—Three methods of reducing the manifold consciousness to the Unity.
DCCCXXXVII 837 C Law of Liberty, The—Thelemic epistle.
DCCCLX 860 C John St. John—Record of Crowley's magical retirement.
DCCCLXVIII 868 B Liber Viarum Viae— A graphic account of Magical powers classified under Tarot Trumps.
DCCCLXXXVIII 888   The Gospel According to Saint Bernard Shaw—A complete study of the origins of Christianity.
CMXIII 913 B Liber ThIShARB—Methods for attaining the magical memory
CMXXXIV 934   The Cactus—A record of experiments with the Mescal buttons.
CMLXIII 963 AB Treasurehouse of Images, The —Collection of Litanies appropriate to the Signs of the Zodiac.

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