The Student Reading List

  1. THE EQUINOX Volumes I: 1-10.

  2. Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda.

  3. Konx om Pax by Aleister Crowley.

  4. The Spiritual Guide by Miguel de Molinos.

  5. The Shiva Sanhita or The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

  6. 777 and other Qabalistic writings of Aleister Crowley.

  7. The Collected works of Aleister Crowley: Tanhauser, The Sword of Song, Time, Eleusis.

  8. Ritual et Dogma de la Haute Magie by Eliphas Levi, or it’s translation by A.E. Waite.

  9. The Goetia of the Lemegeton of Solomon the King. Mathers & Crowley edition.

  10. The Book of Abramelin. A new translation by Steven Guth.

  11. Eight Lectures on Yoga by Aleister Crowley.

  12. The Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu. And the writings of Kwang Tze.

  13. The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley.

 

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

 

Many students come to the Great Work with a good working knowledge of occultism, magick and the rest, often having many years of study behind them, and commonly with a background in other fraternal Orders. Since we cannot gauge the level of an individual until they have worked with us for some time we therefore generally apply the same student examination for all, irrespective of stated background.

 

The purpose of this examination is partly to prepare the student, to facilitate further communication with the Order and partly to teach an important fact; that of the common ground between systems, so as to avoid the trap of dogmatism and warn against attaching importance to non-essentials, ever seeking the spirit of unity that marks all true attainment.

 

All students are expected to obtain the texts set forth in the student reading list, and notifying the Cancellarius of the same, to study them, and apply for examination in not less than three months. Successful students may be invited to the Grade of Probationer.

 

Love is the law, love under will.