Part One Centers of Pestilence Introduction: Two Paths - Out of the Confusion of the World Liber Legis: The Book of the Law - Commentary by Michael A. Aquino A Great Shadow in His Soul: Commentary on The Book of the Law by Don Webb The Grade of Magus The Grade of Ipsissimus The Stele of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu Thelema and Xeper "Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude" by Percy Bysshe Shelley Part Two Aleister Crowley: The Force and the Fire Introduction: Uncle Al and Me The Force The Fire An Afterword to "The Force and the Fire" Appendix: Inner and Outer Mysteries Resources and Suggested Reading Index
Ipsissimus Don Webb joined the Temple of Set in 1989 and became its High Priest in 1996. He has written and lectured on Left-Hand Path topics and the occult practices of Late Antiquity since 1995. He lives in Austin, Texas.
"Aleister Crowley wrote many works himself, and many works have been written about him. Most of the latter focus on his colorful lifestyle, while others seek to interpret his meta-poetic words in terms of one or another Thelemite orthodoxy. In this volume, Don Webb goes beyond either of these approaches. Webb, who made his way along the same arduous initiatory pathways pioneered by the First Beast, here focuses on the initiatory and philosophical meanings of Crowley's life work. He does so in a way that can be of personal magical benefit to all who read the book." Stephen Flowers, Ph.D., author of Lords of the Left-Hand Path "Don Webb uses his commentaries and essays to clearly communicate the nature of this elite spiritual path to those who seek it. Hence this work is important in both its insight into Thelema and The Book of the Law and its clear exposition of the Left Hand Path and its practice in the modern world." "This is a must read book for any modern magician, indeed anyone who treks beyond the boundaries of the conventional spirituality." Robert Black, New Dawn Magazine, March 2014