The Incoming of the Aeon of Maat by Charles Stansfeld Jones (Frater Achad).

Soon after the death of Aleister Crowley in December 1947, the well-known collector and archivist Gerald Yorke wrote to Charles Stansfeld Jones asking for a copy of the latter’s Liber 31, the record of Jones’s discovery of AL as the Key to The Book of the Law, an enigmatic text of three short chapters transmitted to Crowley in 1904 by a praeter-human Intelligence, Aiwass. This initiated a correspondence between Yorke and Jones which continued until the death of Jones in 1950.

For many years, Jones was a close colleague of Crowley’s in the A.’. A.’. and O.T.O., involved in some major Workings such as the Amalantrah Working of 1918. As Jones developed his own vision, however, the two men became estranged. Probably because Jones had come to see Yorke as an archivist, much of this voluminous and fascinating correspondence deals with historical matters in the relationship between Jones and Crowley. In April 1948, Jones announced the incoming of the Aeon of Maat, and from this time onwards the correspondence includes material documenting the unfolding of the new Aeon which Jones had detected, and exploring its ramifications and implications.

Kenneth Grant drew upon this correspondence in the course of his Typhonian Trilogies, referring to it as ‘Official and Unofficial Correspondence Concerning the Incoming of the Aeon of Maat’. With the permission of the heirs of Jones and Yorke, the correspondence is here published with an introductory essay and annotations.