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Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary

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Edited and Introduced by James Wasserman

This book illustrates the theory and practice of the Magical Diary, and elaborates on its importance for the student of Scientific Illuminism (a term which Crowley designated for his teaching).

The collection presented here includes Crowley's two most important instructional writings on the design and purpose of the magical diary. Joh
Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Published December 12th 1993 by New Falcon Publications (first published 1993)
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This is inspiring but it kind of makes one think, 'Hey, I can do better than that with life.' You've got to admire his meticulous recording. This is his retirement.
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Hm. Very much a detailed explanation into what goes into a Magical Diary. It goes into detail of things concerning the Magical Retirement, ala Adrian Mole.
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Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic. He was an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the AA, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law , the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained much notoriet ...more
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“This is my real bed-rock objection to the eastern systems. They decry all manly virtue as dangerous and wicked, and they look upon Nature as evil. True enough, everything is evil relatively to Adonai; for all stain is impurity. A bee's swarm is evil — inside one's clothes. "Dirt is matter in the wrong place." It is dirt to connect sex with statuary, morals with art.
Only Adonai, who is in a sense the True Meaning of everything, cannot defile any idea. This is a hard saying, though true, for nothing of course is dirtier than to try and use Adonai as a fig-leaf for one's shame.
To seduce women under the pretense of religion is unutterable foulness; though both adultery and religion are themselves clean. To mix jam and mustard is a messy mistake.”
“O coffee! By the mighty Name of Power do I invoke thee, consecrating thee to the Service of the Magic of Light. Let the pulsations of my heart be strong and regular and slow! Let my brain be wakeful and active in its supreme task of self-control!” 0 likes
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