The Holy Guardian Angel

I have today uploaded to the “Writings” section of this web site a PDF version of my new essay, The Holy Guardian Angel.

The objective of the essay is to engage in a comprehensive and thorough review of the occasions where Aleister Crowley wrote about the Holy Guardian Angel in his published works of prose in an attempt to derive a definitive account of what he actually meant when he used that term. Regardless of whether or not one agrees with the conclusions drawn, the essay is valuable for the comprehensive view it gives of what Aleister Crowley actually said on the subject, and will be particularly useful for those lacking an intimate familiarity with his works, and who must therefore rely on the few regularly repeated soundbites which are so often floated about in discussions on the subject, usually woefully out of context.

Since the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel forms the core of Crowley’s system of magical attainment and personal development, and represents the revelation of the “True Will”, the essay is also valuable as a delineation of the central concepts behind that system.

Since it is a 15,000 word essay it would be too long and unwieldy to read as a blog entry, and so is a “straight to PDF” work. A printed version will be made available in the near future.

2 Comments on “The Holy Guardian Angel”

By Helper. May 16th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I believe a copy of this has found its way into peer-to-peer file sharing. It’s in a torrent entitled “Ceremonial beginners” or “Occult – High Magick Collection”.

However, although the torrent was created, nobody provided the original files, so as a result, at least 70 people were sitting around for the past month trying to download it unsuccessfully. I took it upon myself to gather the texts for the community.

The only remaining file is named “8464195_The_Holy_Guardian_Angel-1.pdf” and it is 307,035 bytes. The file on this website is only 306,779 bytes.

Since the files are different, the torrent remains stuck at 99.8% completion. Do you have any idea about another version that is slightly larger than the one you have posted here?

By Helper. May 16th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I found the Lulu version, which is the version I needed. Thank you for writing this.

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