Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching

By Ko Hsuan (Aleister Crowley)

LAO-TZU Tao Te Ching translated, introduced and commenced by ko Hsuan (Aleister Crowley) being Liber CLVII- The Equinox, Volume Three Number Eight ALESTER CROWLEY (1857-1947) was uniquely qualified to produce a translation of Lau-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. He was called the finest English metrical poet of his generation by some of his contemporaries, and his work is anthologized in the Oxford Book of Mystical Verse He was also a profound and experienced magician, mystic and philosopher, trained in western esotericism, hermeticism, the Qabalah and more traditional western philosophy, but with a deep and abiding interest in the ancient philosophies of the Orient.

Crowley traveled widely in the East, and actually walked across southern China in 1960. His first hand experience of the Orient made him one of the first students in the West to grasp oriental philosophy on its own terms, without a Eurocentric or Judeo to grasp orient philosophy on its own terms, terms, without a Eurocentric or Judeo-christian cultural bias.

The Chinese scholar Hellmut Wilhelm acknowledged the primacy of Crowley’s work in Taoist studies. Crowley had no Chinese, and his translation is that of a poet interpreting the dry and scholastic translation of James Legge, as Ezra Pound would later do with the Confucian Analects.

He contributes an autobiographical and critical introduction that discusses his religious philosophy and his lifelong attraction to Taoism, and his extensive notes and commentary to his translation help to amplify the meaning of the Chinese classic.

This edition includes Crowley’s verse translation of the Ch’ing –ching Ching )Liber XXI , the classic of Purity )as an appendix.

This edition includes an editorial foreword by Hymenaeus Beta, Frater Superior of O.T.O., as well as a bibliography and index


Author: Ko Hsuan (Aleister Crowley)

ISBN: 8180460215

Pages: 110

Size: 21.4cm x 14cm

Price: Rs. 145/-

Packing Weight 0.25 kg
Author Ko Hsuan
Publisher ALCHEMY
Page count 110

Categories: Philosophy

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