The Equinox – The Review of Scientific Illuminism Vol. 1 No. 2

The Equinox (subtitle: “The Review of Scientific Illuminism”) is a series of publications in book form that serves as the official organ of the A.’.A.’., the mystical order of Aleister Crowley (although material is often of import to its sister organization, Ordo Templi Orientis). Begun in 1909, it remains one of the definitive works on occultism and magick,while several issues also contain poetry, fiction, plays, artwork, and biographies. The last issue was published in 1998.

The Equinox, also called The Review of Scientific Illuminism, has become the standard for English language esotericism, aptly termed the “Encyclopedia of Initiation” by its principal editor and contributor, Aleister Crowley. The great variety and depth of its contents encompass Qabalah, tarot, yoga, and the essential papers of Crowley’s teaching order, A. A. The new edition is supplemented by Crowley’s serialized biography along with excerpts from his many diaries, an overview of the Golden Dawn System, a book-length special section of the Qabalistic dictionary Sepher Sephiroth, fiction, poetry, book reviews, and extracts from The Vision and the Voice and The Rites of Eleusis as well as important works by other noted authors such as The Key of the Mysteries by Eliphas Levi. Crowley’s extensive annotations from his personal copies have been collected at the end of the set, along with biographies of the contributors.

CONTENTS

Editorial
LIBER O
The Herb Dangerous —(Part II) The Psychology Of Hashish By Oliver Haddo
The Garden of Janus by Aleister Crowley
The Dream Circean by Martial Nay
The Lost Shepherd by Victor B. Neuburg
A Handbook of Geomancy
The Organ in King’s Chapel, Cambridge by G.H.S. Pinsent
A Note on Genesis
The Five Adorations by Dost Achiha Khan
Illusion D’Amoureux by Francis Bendick
The Opium Smoker
Postcards to Probationers by Aleister Crowley
The Wild Ass by Alys Cusack
The Sphinx at Giza by Lord Dunsanay
The Priestess of Panormita by Elaine Carr
The Temple of Solomon the King (Book II)
Amongst the Mermaids by Norman Roe
Ave Adonai by Aleister Crowley
The Man-Cover by George Raffalovich
Stewed Prunes and Prism: The Tennyson Centenary by A. Quiller, Jr. S

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