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Liber Liberi, Chapter V with Comment

Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli Adumbratio Kabbalæ Ægyptorum, Chapter V with Comment is the newest in the series from Coph Nia, a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis in the valley of Eugene, OR, which has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of that local body.

Coph Nia has been issuing a small number of pamphlets, as part of the work of a study group and also as a thank you for supporters of the body, which contain Class A technical libri by Aleister Crowley. The text of the technical libri are taken, of course, from the excellent versions online at the Hermetic Library, but are supplemented with a variety of additional commentary, which come a variety of sources including otherwise unpublished papers and notes. These works are being curated by the team at Coph Nia, which includes Hermetic Library fellow David R Jones.

Coph Nia's Liber Liberi, Chapter V with comment

Not only are these nice in and of themselves, but they are the praxis of a Holy Books study group, as David R. Jones writes, “… they are really nice little editions and they help us with our Holy Books study group. I do the first drafts and our group proofs them and adds input.”

I’ve had a chance to check out a number of these pamphlets and think they are quite well done. It is especially nice to have not only the text, but the comment and notes handily available together.

“Burn Thou strange herbs, O God!
Brew me a magic liquor, boys, with your glances!
The very soul is drunken.
Thou art drunken, O my God, upon my kisses.
The Universe reels; Thou hast looked upon it.
Twice, and all is done.
Come, O my God, and let us embrace!
Lazily, hungrily, ardently, patiently; so will I work.
There shall be an End.”
Liber Liberi vel Lapidus Lazuli

‎”Time to get drunk!
Don’t be martyred slaves of Time,
Get drunk!
Stay drunk!
On wine, virtue, poetry, as you will!”
— Baudelaire