By Aleister Crowley

A Review by G.M.Kelly

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

First Impressions
"a series of rare works by Aleister Crowley and Others"
available exclusively from
Mandrake Press Ltd
Essex House
Thame, Oxon. OX9 3LS, England
in Europe, and in "The Americas & Pacific Rim"
Holmes Publishing Group
P.O. Box 623
Edmonds, WA 98020 U.S.A.

This is a wonderfully produced softcover book, being over 300 pages of poetry, some of which I have never seen before, that is wonderfully sloppy.  That is to say, Crowley's proofreading marks, corrections and notations, in his own hand, have been left in, beginning with an amusing note about how Norman Mudd had originally stolen this volume.  I would love to tell you the cost of the book, but I haven't that information at my fingertips and it is too close to the EL's deadline, the book not possessing that information on the cover and being a gift from Clive Harper in England and the proprietor of Mandrake Press, Tony Naylor - two gentlemen I thank again for this wonderful treasure.

Buy it!

You cannot fully understand and appreciate Thelema unless you have some understanding of the poet named Aleister Crowley, and one can never hope to understand a poet unless one studies his poetry.

Love is the law, love under will.

Originally published in the 1993 E.V. Valentine's Day Encyclical Letter.