Aleister Crowley

(12 October 1875 - 1 December 1947 / Warwickshire, England)

Aleister Crowley Quotes

  • ''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.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 54 (1929, rev. 1970).
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  • ''I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 5 (1929, rev.1970). Of geometry lessons.
  • ''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.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 50 (1929, rev. 1970).
  • ''Indubitably, Magick is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgement and practice than in any other branch of physics.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 20 (1929, rev. 1970).
  • ''The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 33 (1929, revised 1970).
  • ''Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. Ed. (1970). The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, prelude (1929). The maxim is repeated throughout Crowley's works, as representing the key to his philosophy. It has a precedent of a sort in St. Augustine's "Love and do what you will." [Dilige et quod vis fac.]...
  • ''I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 54 (1929, rev. 1970).
  • ''Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 50 (1929, rev. 1970).
  • ''To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 23 (1929, rev. 1970).
  • ''Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.''
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 57 (1929, rev. 1970).

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Best Poem of Aleister Crowley

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
To glut brute appetites, his sole content
How tedious were he fit to comprehend
Himself! More, this our noble element
Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned
Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end.

His body a bloody-ruby radiant
With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer
Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant
On Eden's imbecile perimeter.
He blessed nonentity with every curse
And ...

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The Five Adorations

I praise Thee, God, whose rays upstart beneath the Bright
and Morning Star:
Nowit asali fardh salat assobhi allahu akbar.

I praise Thee, God, the fierce and swart; at noon Thou ridest
forth to war!
Nowit asali fardh salat assohri allahu akabr.

I praise Thee, God, whose arrows dart their royal radiance

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