Do what thou will shall be the whole of the Law. Recently I have taken an interest in Ouija. It is not the first time in my life I have had this interest. At first glance, the notorious magus and self-styled ‘Great Beast ‘ Aleister Crowley might seem an unlikely candidate for the Ouija Board. Hand made Ouija board of the Great Beast. Limited run of 50 boards.

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All orders are shipped Priority Mail. You need a chain The historical information was interesting, and the author even manages to inject a few moments of levity into the slim volume. It does contain a nice history of the Ouija and earlier spirit boards.

A separate person should ask the questions, and alfister a fourth could be the recorder. Sep 10, Thiago Ribeiro rated it liked it. Compelling, but took me too deep in things I wished to know little of. The following blurb by J. Now it has been close to 20 years since these early experiments and I find myself experimenting again.

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board

Firstly Christians abhor ouija boards and this alone is usually a strong indicator of merit. Crowley himself had first encountered this system during his time in the Golden Dawn and had worked it extensively with his lover and disciple, the poet Victor Neuburg, scrying the Aethyrs as they traversed the desert of Algeria as recorded in The Vision and the Voice.

Archives Jay2theBee rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Be the first to ask a question about Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board. If you think you have a ghost, you are probably just talking to an elemental that thinks you want it to be a ghost.

What is not so well known is that in private Crowley, in fact, advocated the use of the Ouija Board, at least by trained adeptsconveying quite a different attitude to followers such as Jane Wolfe, and especially Charles Stansfeld Jones.

If you would like to send comments or a review. Their discussions came to a head in a letter, dated February 21,in which Crowley, ever the hustler, told Jones: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I am taking some of his advice, but in many regards I am not being cautious enough by his standards. As befits a book that makes frequent reference to those notorious ethereal tricksters known as elementals, Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board is not at all what it might at first glance appear to be.


But what they fail to realize is that these tragedies prove beyond a shred of a doubt that the board is capable of bridging the invisible world with our own. I am also on the fence about what is actually going on. Jones shared his discoveries with his guru, of course, and Crowley replied:.

He used a crystal ball as a means of skrying or seeing into the invisible realms. These are my reasonable reasons for treating ouija boards hitherto with utter disdain.

Aleister Crowley Ouija Board

Little muscle spasms made by the mind, but not with the conscious control of the thinker. I was very enthusiastic during this game of Ouija, but mostly whatever we evoked was giving us nothing but gibberish.

Cornelius provides an interesting overview of the history of the Ouija Board, and a thoughtful analysis of the different schools of thought about the nature of the forces that respond to the summons to move the planchette, but the core of the book consists of practical instruction in the use of the board.

An okay book on using the board in conjunction with ceremonial magic. According to Cornelius there is some risk of the elementals attempting to incarnate according to the memories of the house, but I will not allow that. I think its as much a scrying tool as any black mirror, or any other fancy-schmancy occult tool handcrafted by a magician.

John Dee and Edward Kelley. This led to crowleu great deal of inside jokes being born in our little bosrd. My first attempt was with my podcas t co-host and local magickal podcasting partner Diana Sparx, and our friend who goes by the nickname Shmooie.


According to Cornelius this should not be taken as an attack, its like a baby after milk. Jonesbetter known by his magickal name of Frater Achad, he was an English accountant who had joined the Argenteum Astrum after first reading The Equinox in You evoke a Spirit into the Triangle.

Cornelius has been a ritual magician for most of his adult life, and the elementals, angels, and other entities of which he writes are as much a aleiwter of his daily world as the sky above him or the pavement below his feet. Their books are beautiful-looking and always fascinating.

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board by J. Edward Cornelius

And at this point, I must take issue with the Crowleyian methodology. This need for rigor and control naturally extends to knowledge of the nature of the entity or entities summoned, and Cornelius ouiia this in detail, in the context of the Enochian system of magic articulated by the Elizabethan magus John Dee. The book is not ouima of theoretical discussion: A few simple instructions are all that is necessary, and I shall be pleased to give these, free of charge, to anyone who cares to apply.

It is comparatively easy to do this. I felt I already knew all I needed to know about ouija boards. The historical information was interesting, and the author even manages to inject a few moments of levity into the slim volume. It is not the first time in my life I have had this interest, as an adolescent I used the Ouija a handful of times.

Since he was a Cancer I expect that what I will boarc be summoning a water elemental.

Its got some big ideas, some ouijs facts and practical tips for using Ouija but for me the best thing about this book is the gorgeous cover I will have an altar with offerings for the elemental.