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Aleister Crowley


Self-proclaimed mystic, prophet, and founder of Thelemite philosophy, which proclaims that love may be the law. He had written The Publication of regulations, the central sacred text message of Thelema, in 1904. His dad passed away of tongue tumor when he was 11, also to him this cemented his father’s legacy as an excellent and pious guy. His unusual teachings may have been the consequence of all of the narcotics he commonly used. His parents had been called Emily Bertha Biship and Edward Crowley. There’s a personality called Crowley that handles evil makes in it display Supernatural, which celebrities Jared Padalecki.

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Full Name Aleister Crowley
Date Of Birth October 12, 1875
Died December 1, 1947, Hastings, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.78 m
Profession Religious Leader
Education Trinity College, Cambridge, Malvern College, Eastbourne College
Nationality English
Spouse Maria Teresa Sanchez, Rose Edith Kelly
Children Lola Zaza Crowley, Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith Crowley, Aleister Atatürk Crowley
Parents Emily Bertha Bishop, Edward Crowley
Siblings Grace Mary Elisabeth
Star Sign Libra

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1He is widely regarded as the most influential Occultist of all time.
2Featured on the cover of The Beatles' album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
3Ozzy Osbourne wrote the song "Mr. Crowley" about him.
4At the time of his death in 1947, at the age of 72 years, Crowley was taking heroin in doses large enough to kill five people.
5Accused of leaving fellow climbers to die in an avalanche during his 1905 trek to clim Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world.
6Expelled after only two years with the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn, reportedly through efforts by William Butler Yeats, with whom he did not get along.
7Lost his virginity at age 14 to the family maid. Contracted gonorrhea at age 17.
8Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin guitarist, purchased his Boleskine House on the shore of Loch Ness, reportedly one of the world's most haunted places.
9He was a member of the extremely close occult group named "Golden Dawn".



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The Rite of Mercury: A Rock Opera2010Video play
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Masters of Darkness2002TV Mini-Series documentary excerpt - 1 episode

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Katy Perry, the Super Bowl and Satan2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Death and Resurrection Show2013DocumentaryHimself / Occultist
Beyonce, the Super Bowl, Sasha & Satan2013Video documentary shortHimself
Abbey of Thelema2007Himself
The Devil's Disciples2006Video documentary shortHimself (photographs)
Masters of Darkness2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
MSNBC Investigates2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Ex-S2000TV Series documentaryHimself

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1(His last words): "I am perplexed."
2Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
3Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
4For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.
5Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
6To succeed in England, it is only necessary to keep doing badly what someone was once crucified there for doing well.
7Christianity is like a painted mummy; expose it to fresh air, and it crumbles to dust.
8There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God.
9The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
10A person's religious belief varies with his sense of helplessness.
11All modern legislation seems designed to hamper honest folk who wish to do normal things. But I don't have to get a license if I want to commit burglary or murder.
12In Berlin all the whores look like 'respectable women'; in New York all the 'respectable women look like whores. Reflection: they're all whores, anyhow.
13Practically all women ought to be chloroformed at 35.
14Painting, like golf, is an old man's game.
15Syphilis is probably the physical basis of genius.
16It is quite certain, in particular, that I have always been insane.
17Even a scapegoat is liable to butt.
18Initiation is never what you think it is to be: if it were, you would already be initiated.
19Sometimes I hate myself.
20Indubitably, Magick is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors and comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
21Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
22Magic is the Highest, most Absolute, and most Divine Knowledge of Natural Philosophy, advanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right understanding of the unward and occult virtue of things; so that true Agents being applied to proper Patients, strange and admirable effects will thereby be produced. Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature; they, because of their skill, know how to anticipate an effect, the which to the vulgar shall seem to be a miracle.
23To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
24Of course the world forces us all to compromise with our environment to some extent, and we only waste our strength if we fight pitched battles for points which are not worth a skirmish. It is only a faddist who refuses to conform with conventions of dress and the like. But our sincerity should be Roman about things that really matter to us. And I am still in doubt, as I write these words, as to how far it is right to employ strategy and diplomacy in order to gain one's point. ... Adaptation to one's environment makes for a sort of survival; but after all, the supreme victory is only won by those who prove themselves of so much harder stuff than the rest that no power on earth is able to destroy them. The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
25My mission is, in short, to bring everyone to the realization and enjoyment of his own kingship, and my apparent interference with him amounts to no more than advice to him not to suffer interference.
26The fact is that the vast majority of people are absolutely impervious to facts. Test the average man by asking him to listen to a simple sentence which contains one word with associations to excite his prejudices, fears or passions -- he will fail to understand what you have said and reply by expressing his emotional reaction to the critical word. It was long before I understood this fact of psychology. Even to this day, it surprises me that there should be minds which are unable to accept any impression equably and critically. I have heard many great orators. The effect has nearly always been to make me wonder how they have the nerve to put forward such flimsy falsehoods.
27I am inclined to think that the most scientific and reliable way of exploring people's unconscious minds would be to watch their reaction to a well thought-out series of unfamiliar circumstances. One could compare their respective qualities, such as will-power, patience, dignity, courage, imperturbability, and so on. Such data should be of great use in answering the question, 'Wherewithal shall a young man mend his ways?'
28One of the principal points about the sin stupidity is that it flatters the sinner. All insanity depends upon the exacerbation of the ego. The melancholic hugs the delusion that he has committed the unpardonable sin. Sins grow by repression and by brooding upon their enormity. Few people would go to excess if they were not unwholesomely over-excited about their trivial apishness.
29Not all the filth of London can keep me from the Light of God, and by that Light, I live.
30I may be a black magician but I'm a bloody great one.
31Love is the law, love under will.
32The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.
33Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.
34Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point: every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough; the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions? Let us examine the question.
35Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
36Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when gods say 'no.' I have no idea how they bring presure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.
37I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
38I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
39Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
40Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
41To the eyes of a god, mankind must appear as a species of bacteria which multiply and become progressively virulent whenever they find themselves ina congenial culture, and whose activity diminishes until they disappear completely as soon as proper measures are taken to sterilize them.
42There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, 'Garcon! Un Pernod!'
43The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
44The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
45The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
46In the house of pain, there are ten thousand shrines.
47Every man and every woman is a star.

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