Aleister Crowley

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Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast, was an influential English occultist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and mountaineer, who was responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. In his role as the founder of the Thelemite philosophy, he came to see himself as ...
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Hymn To Pan
Thrill with lissome lust of the light,
O man ! My man !
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan ! Io Pan .
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Hymn To Lucifer
Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?
Without its climax, death, what savour hath
Life? an impeccable machine, exact
He paces an inane and pointless path
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3.
At Sea
As night hath stars, more rare than ships
In ocean, faint from pole to pole,
So all the wonder of her lips
Hints her innavigable soul.
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4.
A Birthday
"Aug." 10, 1911.

Full moon to-night; and six and twenty years
Since my full moon first broke from angel spheres!
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5.
Dionysus
I bring ye wine from above,
From the vats of the storied sun;
For every one of yer love,
And life for every one.
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
11 November 2014
I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
11 November 2014
Love stories are only fit for the solace of people in the insanity of puberty. No healthy adult human being can really care whether so-and-so does or does not succeed in satisfying his physiological uneasiness by the aid of some particular person or not.
11 November 2014
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
11 November 2014
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

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adrian westover 23 June 2021
what he says about science i have to disagree its not magical like religion but its interesting to think of science like that
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Stephen Faust 05 January 2020
The Holy Books of Thelema - some would suggest that contains the best examples of Crowley's poetry; in particular one might reference LiberLXV, Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente s.f. Adonai.. And of course the " Hymn to Pan" stands beyond the measure of Man.93.
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arthur hook 19 June 2018
https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=4DY2_Xyu0x0
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Marko Duvnjak 23 January 2015
Fantastic!
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Christine Woodrich 15 November 2006
Crowley is fantastic! I still love LaVey more, but Crowley has definately impacted my religion.
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Kerri Gibbs 12 October 2006
What a weird guy..whew...
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