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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Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board traces the history of the “talking board” aleiste to John DeeQueen Elizabeth’s advisor, who Is the Ouija Board a children’s game, a curious throwback to the nineteenth-century Spiritualism movement, a special magical tool, or as fearful Christians put it, a dangerous doorway to the devil that can result in possession, suicide and murder?

Similar methods were and still are used in temples in Taiwan, where mediums known as chi shengs work either alone or in pairs, sitting before a large tray of white sand, holding in their hands a v-shaped ouiija tool. Elliot Drake rated it liked it Mar 18, Anyone interested in occult matters, psychic phenomena or paranormal activity will pursue that interest largely through reading and, perhaps after some initial trepidity, attempting experiments.

Email required Address never made public. He also claims, and cites, that his whole approach to Ouija is based on the writings and example of Aleister Crowley. Using The Great Beasts name is little more than window dressing to sell copies, as he is an afterthought the author tosses out every now and then.

You see how very satisfactory it is, but I believe things improve greatly with practice. Alex rated it liked it Sep 20, Perhaps this is how Captain Howdy came into being? The aforementioned planchette is where the connection with Spiritualism really starts to come in. First of all let me just get out some of my personal ideas about the Ouija board. One other point worth noting: Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board is not a book for skeptics, but it is a fascinating and valuable resource for anyone with an interest in the theory and practice of ritual magic.


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.

Review of Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board By J. Edward Cornelius | OCCULT SKEPTIC

The historical information was interesting, and the author even manages to inject a few moments of levity boarv the slim volume. I remember one particular time where the session ended with all that and a giant terrifying storm rolling in.

In fact Diana and Shmoo and I were constantly accusing one another of all this. Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board by J. Seth rated it liked it Oct 01, You have to get good at Ouija to be able to do anything else.

It’s in fact a gentle introduction into the occult and working with magick. Its got some big ideas, some interesting facts and practical tips for using Ouija but for me the best thing about this book is the gorgeous cover Edward Cornelius, to whose work I was introduced by the late Gerald Suster of whom more laterwrote a detailed examination of Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board in his short book of the same name, to which I am greatly indebted.

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board

According to Crowley, the same principle holds true for the talking board but, instead of going within the invisible realms, we summon the entities into our world in order for them to move the triangle from one letter to another to spell out messages. Compelling, but took me too deep in things I wished to know little of. Wiccan Rede is powered by donations and volunteers only.


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.

The Lesser Oracles of the Great Beast: Aleister Crowley & the Ouija Board

I will have an altar with offerings for the elemental. Lanny rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Open Preview See a Problem? This, at least, is the version that was outlined to me by Gerald Suster in London in the late s, based on his discussions with Israel Regardie and examination of the Crowley-Achad correspondence, and that I understood to be the basis of his own practise in this area.

Edward Cornelius, would most likely recognize him as the co-publisher and principal author of Red Flame, a journal that has brought both scholarship and innovation to the study of Aleister Crowley, his works and circle. We did tend towards wanting demons to make themselves known through the planchette.

It does contain a nice history of the Ouija and crowlet spirit boards. One should also familiarize themselves with the ideomotor effect. Itzjac Dagon rated it really liked it Apr 29, In Greece, circa B.