Abrahadabra Press is proud to announce our first publication: Grimoire of Aleister Crowley by Rodney Orpheus.
Group ritual has been a cornerstone of spiritual practice since time immemorial, yet its history and importance have often been overlooked by occultists of the modern age. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of group-oriented rites for modern magicians inspired by the works of Aleister Crowley. It contains rituals written by Crowley for his own magic circles, many of them unpublished during his lifetime; plus rare ancient texts that were Crowley’s own inspiration in turn.
The rituals are newly edited and explained by Rodney Orpheus who brings to this volume decades of experience in performing and teaching Aleister Crowley’s rituals within Crowley’s magical order Ordo Templi Orientis. He introduces each ritual with a clear overview, setting each in its historical context and explaining its function and mode of operation; followed by detailed notes on setting and performance of each one.
Whether absolute beginner or seasoned expert, magicians of all paths will find this volume to be an eminently workable and extremely powerful grimoire spanning centuries from ancient Mithraic and Bacchanalian rites, Goetia, and Gnosticism, right up to present day Crowleyan invocations and sexual magick.
“..there are presently very few individuals living today who are qualified by education and experience to do [this], and even fewer with the writing talent and communication skills to bring it all to life on the printed page. Brother Orpheus is the incarnation of both these aspects of genius. Whether he is expanding upon classic Crowley rituals or creating and developing his own Thelemic ceremonies, the magician reader can be confident he or she is in good hands.”
Lon Milo DuQuette
Rodney Orpheus was born in Northern Ireland and since then has lived in Hamburg, Germany; and Los Angeles, California; he currently lives in Manchester, England. He is a well-known musician, both with his own band The Cassandra Complex and as producer of other acts. Rodney has gained an international reputation as an expert on modern music and computer technology, and lectures widely on these subjects; as well as on his other interests in games design and occultism. His first book Abrahadabra achieved widespread success as an accessible introduction to the work and thought of Aleister Crowley. Rodney has been a member of Crowley’s fraternal magical order Ordo Templi Orientis for over two decades, and currently holds the position of Deputy National Grand Master General of United Kingdom Grand Lodge.