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142. ‘The Book of Lies' w/ Andy Sell


Cody is joined by comedian, podcaster, and writer Andy Sell to… look, it’s Aleister Crowley. You know what you’re getting into and if you don’t, then… well, good luck. You can find your copy of the book online and at that guy you know’s house. You know. That guy.   'The Book of Lies' by Aleister Crowley   An admirable collection of Crowley's aphorisms-- Witty, subtle, and instructive paradoxes that challenge and exhilarate.   2018 Facsimile of 1962 Edition.  The Book of Lies was written by occultist and teacher Aleister Crowley and first published in 1912 or 1913.. As Crowley describes it: "This book deals with many matters on all planes of the very highest importance. It is an official publication for Babes of the Abyss, but is recommended even to beginners as highly suggestive." The book consists of 93 chapters, each of which consists of one page of text. The chapters include a question mark, poems, rituals, instructions, and obscure allusions and cryptograms. The subject of each chapter is generally determined by its number and its corresponding Qabalistic meaning. Around 1921, Crowley wrote a short commentary about each chapter, assisting the reader in the Qabalistic interpretation. These commentaries are included in this edition.   The Book of Lies consists of 93 chapters, each of which consists of one page of text. The chapters include a question mark, poems, rituals, instructions, and obscure allusions and cryptograms. The subject of each chapter is generally determined by its number and its corresponding Qabalistic meaning.   SHOW NOTES:   Previous Episodes: 30. 'People Who Don't Know They're Dead' w/ Andy Sell 120. 'Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Never Told’ w/ Andy Sell   Currently Reading: 'The Man From the Train’ by Bill James ‘We Sold Our Souls’ by Grady Hendrix ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’ by Grady Hendrix   Topics: #JadenSmithIsAleisterCrowley   Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!   WEBSITE: http://Tomefoolery.com STORE: http://squareup.com/market/Codyswallop PATREON: http://patreon.com/Codyswallop FAN GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/Tomefoolery


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 2019-01-28  1h36m