Aleister Crowley


Born
in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, The United Kingdom
October 12, 1875

Died
December 01, 1947

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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 A∴A∴, 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 notoriety during his lifetime, and was infamously dubbed "The Wickedest Man in the World."

Crowley was a chess player, mountain climber, poet, painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic. Crowley had claimed to be a Freemason, but the regularity of his initiations with the United Grand Lodge of England has been disputed.

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The Book of Lies

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The Book of the Law

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Diary of a Drug Fiend

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Magick in Theory and Practice

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Moonchild

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“I'm a poet, and I like my lies the way my mother used to make them.”
Aleister Crowley, Moonchild

“One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.”
Aleister Crowley, Magick: Liber Aba: Book 4

“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!”
Aleister Crowley, Moonchild

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