Crowley’s essay “The Revival of Magick” was originally
published under the pseudonym “The Master Therion” in a four
part series in
The International: A Review of Two Worlds
from August through November 1917. Crowley’s affiliation
occurred during his five-year stay in America from 1914
through 1919. Not long after his arrival, Crowley found
himself in financial straits and found a partial solution in
the form of George Sylvester Viereck, a writer and editor
who owned two journals,
was a propaganda journal funded by the German government
designed to promote pro-German thought and to help keep
America out of World War I. Crowley began by writing
pro-German articles for
and soon began writing for
as well in July 1915.
Over the ensuing years he contributed various articles and
poetry and became managing editor of
in August of 1917. At this point the journal became a
primary outlet for Crowley’s writings and he began writing a
large portion of the journal employing various pseudonyms to
disguise the fact that he was the primary contributor.
Besides being an outlet for his poetry and short stories,
provided him a vehicle to advocate the message of Thelema
through such essays as “The Revival of Magick.”
Each book is bound by hand
in a Japanese style binding and measures 5 1/2” x 8 1/2". 48
pages. Printed in blue and black on 70 pound text weight,
acid-free paper specifically chosen for this edition. Bound
in an acid-free, glued-up composition cover consisting of
textured black faux leather over custom printed
endpapers. Text set in both Freehand and High Tower text.
Illustrations include reproductions of the original covers
from The International and a self-portrait by Crowley
of him evoking the great demon Paimon to visible appearance.
As an added bonus, each
book comes with a hand-bound copy of Crowley's "The
Initiated Interpretation of Ceremonial Magic."
Each copy also includes a handsome themed bookplate and bookmark.
Edition limited to 150
numbered copies. Price: US