If you never read another occult book then read this or The Book of Pleasure (part of The Inferno to Zos).
A must have
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This is one of the most extraordinary books on Magic and Art ever published. I know of nothing else that comes close. Giger and Joe Coleman pale by comparison.
Spare once said when ill that he "...would not cure himself with a charm. If you remove one evil you induce another." That statement from most would seem like an excuse. But in Spare's case, he that had casually produced thunderstorms and Elementals (leading in short order to the deaths of the two woman who had repeatedly requested he do so, against his best advice), it is a sign of the depth of his knowledge and understanding.
There are rumors, generally regarded as fact, that he and Aleister Crowley were lovers for a time. Who Knows? Sex lay at the center of both their universes. Kia became manifest as matter according to Spare due to Cosmic Loneliness. Sounds plausible enough to me. Crowley once said of transcendence that the problem with it is that: "it becomes boring after awhile."
This book also includes many sigils (of which Spare was a Master) and pragmatic information on their construction and use.
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The book is filled to the brim with Spare's art, including some beautyful colour pictures. Spare was a major influence on contemporary magick and this book deepens one's understanding of him greatly.
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