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.
AHA! By Aleister Crowley
The Herb Dangerous—(Part II) By Charles Baudelaires (Translated by Aleister Crowley)
An Origin By Victor B. Neuburg
Madeleine By Arthur F. Grimble
The Temple of Solomon the King (Book II-Continued)
The Coming of Apollo By Victor B. Neuburg
The Brighton Mystery By George Raffalovich
The Shadow Dill-Waters By A. Quiller Jr.
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