Books

Books authored or edited by IAO131.

HRILIU: Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic Mass   The Journal of Thelemic Studies Anthology: Volumes I & II   Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131   The Parables and Lessons of Liber LXV   Thelema Sutras (hardcover)   Naturalistic Occultism: An Introduction to Scientific Illuminism (Kindle Edition)


HRILIU: Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic MassHRILIU by IAO131

2016 e.v. ••• 6″ x 8″ Perfect-bound Paperback, Full color ••• 398 pp. ••• $29.33

Description: ‘HRILIU: Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic Mass’ is an in-depth look at the central ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). The first half of the book gives a general overview of the Gnostic Mass from several different perspectives, including an examination of the basic symbols at work in the mass, the Officers, magical energy, and how Baphomet might play a major factor…

The second half of the book is a detailed analysis of the rubric of Liber XV: Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ , the ritual text of the Gnostic Mass itself. IAO131 goes line by line through the text and goes into symbolic aspects of every part of the Gnostic Mass.

The book takes its title ‘HRILIU’ from the climax of this ritual, when the Priest and Priestess simultaneously utter this angelic word in rapturous communion. Overall, this tome comes in at almost 400 pages of symbolic and Qabalistic exploration of this beautiful and sacred Rite.


Journal of Thelemic Studies Anthology: Volumes I & IIThe Journal of Thelemic Studies Anthology: Volumes I & II 

2015 e.v. ••• 8.5″ x 11″ Perfect-bound Paperback, Full color ••• 224 pp. ••• $33.93

Description: ‘The Journal of Thelemic Studies: Anthology – Volumes I & II’ is a compilation and reproduction of the four issues of The Journal of Thelemic Studies that were released between Autumn 2007 and Spring 2009. This Anthology contains over 200 pages of material devoted to the study of the Law of Thelema from a variety of authors and artists. This Anthology is meant to serve as a testament to and talisman of the ever-increasing creativity and livelihood of the 93 Current. Includes essays by Dr. Dave Evans, Jason Augustus Newcomb, T Polyphilus, Gerald del Campo, IAO131, Steven Ash, Los, John Crow, and more; also includes art by Acrilick Alchemical, Jesse Lindsay, Layla, Hettie Rowley, and more.

Read the issues individually on the website http://www.thelemicstudies.com


The Journal of Thelemic Studies: The Mysteries of the Gnostic MassThe Journal of Thelemic Studies: The Mysteries of the Gnostic Mass

2015 e.v. ••• 8.5″ x 11″ Perfect-bound Paperback, Full color ••• 112 pp. ••• $44.93

Description: ‘The Journal of Thelemic Studies: Volume III, Number 1 – The Mysteries of the Gnostic Mass’ is a special issue devoted exclusively to the central public and private rite of Ordo Templi Orientis, Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass.

This issue has over 15 articles from a diverse group of Thelemites writing on a wide variety of topics from the Creed, to magical energy in the Mass, to preparation of Cakes of Light, to music in the Mass, and more.


Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131

2014 e.v. ••• 6′ x 9′  Hardcover ••• 736 pp. ••• $39.99

Description: ‘Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131’ represents an anthology of writings over the 7 years spanning 2007-2014 e.v. from the author IAO131.

IAO131 is the author of ‘Naturalistic Occultism: The Introduction to Scientific Illuminism,’ ‘Thelema Sutras,’ and ‘The Parables & Lessons of Liber LXV.’ He is also the co-creator of the Speech in the Silence podcast, the creator & editor of the Journal of Thelemic Studies, the creator of 2nd Century Thelema, the creator of The Grady McMurtry Project, and his works have been featured in many publications including U.S. Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis’ official organ ‘Agape.’

His writings span various topics on Thelema, Magick, Aleister Crowley, and the occult. Many of his writings have not been available in published form previously, and now they are all collected together in ‘Fresh Fever From the Skies.’


The Parables and Lessons of Liber LXV

Parables and Lessons of Liber LXV2013 e.v. ••• 5.5′ x 8.5′ ••• 84 pp.

Description: In ‘The Parables and Lessons of Liber LXV,’ IAO131 elucidates seven parables from the tradition of Thelema, drawn from one of its Holy Books known as ‘Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente sub figura LXV,’ or simply ‘Liber LXV.’

Also included is a brief appendix examining the question of whether Thelema is a religion or not.


IAO131 - Thelema SutrasThelema Sutras

2013 e.v. ••• 6′ x 9′  hardcover ••• 281 pp.

Description: Thelema Sutras? What kind of nonsense is this? Well, in short, it’s the kind of nonsense IAO131 enjoys writing. Sutras are Eastern texts, specifically those of Hinduism and Buddhism. They come in many forms and many styles, but they represent the various manifestations of the Light of the Gnosis as they appeared throughout the East. Thelema Sutras approaches the self-same Mysteries of the Western Tradition but with the style and attitude of someone from the East rather than the typical Hermetic-Qabalistic-Occultist approach.

Thelema Sutras contains several texts in the style of Hindu Upanishads as well as some in the style Buddhist sutras. Included in the middle of the book is ‘The Lost Sutra of Harold,’ a humorous interlude that tackles things from Western philosophy to astral travel to transcending logic to the Holy Guardian Angel.


Naturalistic Occultism: An Introduction to Scientific Illuminism (2nd Ed.)

IAO131 Naturalistic Occultism2012 e.v. ••• 6′ x 9′  ••• 158 pp. ••• $18.93

Description: The second edition of Naturalistic Occultism with over 5 new chapters, over 50 new pages, and a ton of new references/footnotes. Naturalistic Occultism investigates occult phenomena through the lens of naturalism, pragmatism, skepticism, and science.

Naturalistic Occultism (1st Ed.); Year: 2009 e.v.; Description: Naturalistic Occultism is an attempt to treat the phenomena of occultism with an eye of naturalism (i.e. not supernatural), science (i.e. based on empirical evidence), and pragmatism (i.e. what works is provisionally ‘true’). This book separates the gold of occultism from the dross of superstition and dogma.


Psychological Commentary on Liber AL vel Legispsychological commentary on liber al vel legis

Year: 2008 e.v.

Description: Psychological Commentary on Liber AL vel Legis investigates Thelema’s central text through the perspective of psychology, elucidating and synthesizing the many common areas.


The Journal of Thelemic Studies

Journal of Thelemic Studies

Year: 2007-2009 e.v.

Description: The Journal of Thelemic Studies was created to foster the most modern, current thought in the Thelemic community by propagating the literature of various authors on the subject of Thelema.


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