Aleister Crowley publishing timeline

Here is a list of publications of the work of Aleister Crowley in chronological order since 1995. If anyone knows of books I may have overlooked, I’ll be happy to include them.

The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley

The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley

1995 – Little Poems in Prose (Crowley’s translation of Baudelaire)
1995 – Equinox III, No. 8: Tao Te Ching (Crowley’s translation of Lao Tzu)
1996 – AHA!
1996 – The Law is for All
1996 – The Equinox IV:1 (Commentaries on the Holy Books and other papers)
1996 – Little Essays Towards Truth
1997 – The Goetia (2nd rev. and corrected edition)
1997 – Liber ABA (2nd rev. and enlarged edition)
1998 – An Old Master: October Gallery exhibition.
1998 – The Equinox IV:2 (The Vision and the Voice With Commentary and other papers)
1998 – Oriflamme 2: The Revivial of Magick
1999 – The Equinox I:1-10 (2 books edition with Crowley marginalia)
2002 – The General Principles of Astrology
2004 – Liber AL (Centennial Standard Edition)
2005 – Liber AL (Deluxe Centennial Edition)
2006 – Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary
2007 – Equinox III:1 (paperback)
2007 – Portable Darkness: An Aleister Crowley Reader (paperback)
2007 – Gems from the Equinox
2008 – White Stains & The Nameless Novel
2009 – The Progradior Correspondence
2010 – Illustrated Goetia
2010 – Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley
2010 – The Drug and Other Stories
2011 – White Stains (fine art cloth edition)
2012 – Simon Iff Stories and Other Works
2012 – Best of the Equinox Vol. 1: Enochian Magick
2013 – Best of the Equinox Vol. 2: Dramatic Ritual
2013 – Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass (limited hardcover edition)
2013 – Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden (fine art cloth edition)
2013 – A Book of Sketches
2013 – Best of the Equinox, Vol. 3: Sex Magick

31 unique books in 17 years.

In addition to the above, this period also saw several other reprints, such as The Equinox III, No. 10, The Book of Thoth, Diary of a Drug Fiend, The Book of Lies, etc.; and Liber AL has remained in print since the ’80s.

Also, there have been three major exhibitions of Crowley’s paintings (in London, Paris, and Perth), the first since his death, including several works from private collections and the Palermo collection previously undiscovered. Moreover, O.T.O. has undertaken the task of restoring and conserving the Thoth tarot paintings executed by Lady Frieda Harris, and this project is near completion.

Upcoming book releases include:

  • Confessions of Aleister Crowley in an unexpurgated, seven-volume edition, with a full-color reproduction of Liber AL vel Legis in Vol. 3 and with Vol. 7 being a biographical volume with entries on the vast majority of the people mentioned throughout the Confessions.
  • The Gospel According to St. Bernard Shaw (also known as “Crowley on Christ”)
  • The complete Crowley diaries from 1896 to 1947.
  • A complete edition of Magick Without Tears.
  • The Sword of Song
  • The Golden Rose, a previously unpublished volume of poetry by Crowley.

In this listing, there is no mention of books such as the Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley; To Perfect This Feast; Enochian Sex Magick; Grimoire of Aleister Crowley; or other similar works, because they contained little enough Crowley that it might seem disingenuous to list them as AC titles. Also not mentioned above are other recently released titles of direct historical relevance to Crowley, Thelema, and O.T.O., such as the Three Essays on Freedom by Parsons, Jane Wolfe’s Cefalu Diaries, the other two Progradior books, Secret Agent 666, Perdurabo, The Legend of Aleister Crowley, The Unknown God, Aleister Crowley: The BiographyNetherwood: Last Resort of Aleister Crowley, the graphic novel Aleister Crowley: Wandering the Waste, and the various other biographies which have been done with assistance from Hymenaeus Beta, etc., because I wished to simply look at the writings of the Prophet, which forms the bulk of these publications anyway. Also not listed here are any of the numerous publications of the work of Aleister Crowley which are in languages other than English, such as the German language edition of Liber Aleph in 2003, or Peintures Inconnues D’Aleister Crowley in 2008, or the stunningly beautiful Norwegian language Lovens Bok: Liber AL vel Legis in 2007.

Prior to 1996, the publishing schedule looks much the same, some years having no publications, others having several, but always a steady output overall.

O.T.O. has a “publications fund” which accepts tax-deductible donations specifically and exclusively for printing Crowley. Donations to this fund can be sent via Paypal to tg@oto.org or make arrangements via mail to the Treasurer General address given at http://oto.org/

6 Responses to Aleister Crowley publishing timeline

  1. Anthony odhiambo says:

    oto was introduced to me by my sister i like it

  2. Carlos Casados says:

    There was a showing of some of Crowley’s original art work in Long Beach, in 2001 for NOTOCON “The Divine”.

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  4. serio says:

    Greatly informative post. Have any idea how long it will take them to release the seven volumes of the Confessions? That sounds like a big undertaking. I better start a Confessions fund asap!

    • thiebes says:

      That one will probably take longer than most, because there is so much research being done still to fill out all the historical footnotes and whatnot. A lot can happen between now and when it gets published, so it’s hard to predict when that day might come. I don’t get regular updates from the OHO or anything, but what I gather is that the new edition of MWT may be nearing publication.

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