>> I don't see a lot of cOTO people
>> turning out more interesting texts on magick outside of primers, that
>> is true but isn't Chris Hyatt a former Caliphate, or still a Caliphate
>> member? He has cranked out some decent books on magick alongside
>> Duquette and on his own. Titles escape me right now but a search of
>> the New Falcon catalogue reveals a lot of nice work.
>> Outside of that though, quite a few decent primers, though none as
>> good as Duquette.
> No argument there! I think the current flush of 'primers' and other
> beginners' books from OTO members represents the filling of a
> long-standing gap in Thelemic literature. It would be a mistake to
> assume, as several people here seem to be doing, that this represents
> the sum total of our abilities. People remember how much trouble they
> had way back when or see how much trouble newcomers still have today and
> they decide to do something about it. In fact, I'm working on such a
> book myself now for exactly those reasons. Another thing to remember is
> that primers are a good way to begin one's publshing career, allowing
> you to work up to more advanced books which a publisher might otherwise
> hesitate to finance unless you have a proven sales record.
I still say Julius Evola is best, but Falcon DOES have some good books. Master Crowley, well, I love his writing style, but he IS a tad long-winded, and the language is somewhat dated. The Falcon books I have obtained (Christopher Hyatt PhD, mostly--) seem to cut to the chase.
Love Under Will,
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