Aleister Crowley - Eight Lectures on Yoga
Aleister Crowley was among the first Europeans to study, practice and teach Yoga. His intellectual hallmark—a philosophical synthesis of mysticism, magick, and science—is rooted in his Yoga studies in the East at the turn of the last century. These eight lectures, written in 1937, set forth some of Crowley's conclusions after a lifelong philosophical investigation.
Speaking in turns as a mystic, magus, philosopher, scientist, and seasoned adventurer, few sacred cows escape the Mahatma Guru Sri Paramahansa Shivaji, who even delights in poking fun at himself.
The first series of lectures is introductory and is entitled Yoga for Yahoos. The elements of Yoga are introduced, examined and demystified with a view to extracting the practical essence of Yoga doctrine. Yoga is also correlated to astrology and the Qabalah.