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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but are supplemented with a variety of additional commentary, which come a variety of sources including otherwise unpublished papers and notes.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.

The first three Coph Nia editions of the Holy Books of Thelema, with commentaries

I just added some images of the first three Coph Nia editions of the Holy Books of Thelema, with commentaries, to the visual pool. So far, they are Liber B vel Magi and Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli chapter I & chapter II. I thought people might be interested in taking a look. I did mention Coph Nia’s edition of Liber VII, pt 1 when I got it a while back, but I thought I’d post again now that the next in the series has arrived.

The first three Coph Nia editions of the Holy Books of Thelema, with commentaries
The first three Coph Nia editions of the Holy Books of Thelema, with commentaries

"I creep under Thy carapace, like a lover into the bed of his beautiful." - Liber Liberi II.8
“I creep under Thy carapace, like a lover into the bed of his beautiful.” – Liber Liberi II.8

A Commentary to Liber VII
A Commentary to Liber VII

Coph Nia, a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis in the valley of Eugene, OR, has started issuing a small number of pamphlets which contain Class A technical libri by Aleister Crowley along with comment and notes. 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 variously from sources such as Equinox IV, I as well as from 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 edition of Liber VII, pt 1

Coph Nia, a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis in the valley of Eugene, OR, has started issuing a small number of pamphlets which contain Class A technical libri by Aleister Crowley along with comment and notes. 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 variously from sources such as Equinox IV, I as well as from 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 edition of Liber VII, pt 1 [via]

“Liber VII pt. 1 (the Prologue & Chapter I) went out in the mail today. Regular supporters of Coph Nia will be receiving theirs in the mail soon. Thank you all, we really appreciate what you do for us. Copies are available for a $20 donation to Coph Nia Lodge (http://www.cophnia-oto.org/treasury.htm). Our print run is strictly limited to 93 copies and these are going fast.” [via]

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 the first issue of these pamphlets, which was for Liber B vel Magi sub figura I, 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.

THELEMA epub

Richard Sembera sent me an email mentioning that he’d put together an ePUB, replicating the volume THELEMA published by Suhal in 1993, which contains Libri LXI, VII. LXV, CCXX, XXVII, DCCCXIII, XXXI, and the Old Comment. You can find this ePUB linked at http://web.ncf.ca/es034/thelema.html. Richard used available sources, including the libri made available at the Hermetic Library for students and researchers. You may find the document he created useful to you.

“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