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THE BOOK OF LIES
Which is also falsely called
BREAKS
The wanderings or falsifications
of the one thought of

FRATER PERDURABO
(Aleister Crowley)

Which thought is itself
UNTRUE

 

 

"Break, break break
At the foot of thy stones, O Sea!
And I would that I could utter
The thoughts that arise in me!"


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COMMENTARY (Title Page)

          The number of the book is 333, as implying dispersion, so as to correspond with the title, "Breaks" and "Lies".
          However, the "one thought is itself untrue", and therefore its falsifactions are relatively true.
          This book therefore consists of statements as nearly true as is possible to human language.
          The verse from Tennyson is inserted partly because of the pun on the word "break"; partly because of the reference to the meaning of this title page, as explained above; partly because it is intensely amusing for Crowley to quote Tennyson.
          There is no joke or suble meaning in the publisher's imprint.

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Original text by Aleister Crowley
Commentary by Karl Germer
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