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Thelemapedia:Common Sources

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This is a general listing, in reference format, of common books cited on Thelemapedia. Please make any corrections, if needed, and add books as you see fit.

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Books by Aleister Crowley

Linking to Holy Books and other short documents

When you cite a quotation from a Holy Book or other non-book Liber by Crowley, there are a few formats you can use. For some, you can use the common title. Include the chapter and verse if relevant. Here are some examples:

Using a long liber number is not useful. Instead of this:

Use the common name:

Then at the bottom of your article, include a references section with the liber you quoted from. If you want them to link to the actual text, here are some common libers that you can copy and paste into your edit field:

*[ Liber II, The Message of the Master Therion]
*[ Liber CL, De Lege Libellum]
*[ Liber CCC, Khabs am Pekht]
*[ Liber DCCCXXXVII, The Law of Liberty]
*[ Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass]
*[ Liber CXCIV, An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order]
*[ Liber C, An Open Letter to Those Who May Wish to Join the Order]
*[ Liber CLXI, Concerning the Law of Thelema]
*[ Liber LXXVI, Oz]
*[ Duty]
*[ Liber XXX, Liber Libræ (The Book of the Balance)]

Common books by others

Israel Regardie

Lon Milo DuQuette

Kenneth Grant

Other Thelemic authors

Biographies of Crowley

Another primer on citing and referencing your sources

It is important that you cite your sources if you draw from a book, journal, or website. If you write something like "Crowley believed that the sky was yellow", you should tell us where he said that. Also, if you write something that is a statement or belief of a group or person, be sure you attribute that statement or belief to them. This is not necessary for beliefs that are commonly held by Thelemites or considered very common knowledge. It's your call, but be thoughtful about it.

There are two ways to cite sources in the body on an article:

  1. After a quote or paraphrase. Ex. Diana was also worshipped "as a goddess of nature" (Frazer, 1993, p.141).
  2. Before a quote or paraphrase. Ex. Frazer (1993, p.141) writes that Diana was also worshipped "as a goddess of nature."

The exception to this format is when citing Aleister Crowley. On Thelemapedia, the standard is to list the name of the book or text. Examples:

Put under the "References" header, again in a bulleted list, any books, articles, web pages, etcetera that you used in constructing the article and/or recommend as sources of further information to readers.

If a page is taken from another GNU-licensed site, like Wikipedia, it should be referenced as such:

Citing sources provide references that help the reader to check the veracity of the article and to find more information. If you consult an external source while writing an article, citing it is basic intellectual honesty. More than that, you should actively search for authoritative references to cite. If you are writing from your own knowledge, then you should know enough to identify good references that the reader can consult on the subject. The main point is to help the reader—cite whatever you think will be most helpful. This applies when writing about opinions, as well—beware the temptation to write weasel phrases like, "Some people say..." Who said it, and where and when?

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