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  •  Yup. Crowley, who liked to call himself (2+ / 0-)
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    The Great Beast, wasn't as 0ansty as he's been painted.  But a lot of the people most closely associated with him--his wife, several lovers-- ended up badly, as suicides or drug addicts or alcoholics.  My personal suspicion is he was some sort of psychic vamp--the kind of person  who makes you feel exhilirated while you're with them, then exhausted as soon a they leave, and you end up depressed and miserable and exhausted.

    I've read some4 of his stuff--but it's hard to take seriously someone who wrote crappy verse and considered himself a better poet than W/B. Yeats,a fellow Golden Dawn  member (until Crowley got kicked out for being an arrogant ass).  Lord VOldemort he was not, though he aspired to be--more like a te Lucius Malfoy. ANd coming from the PB sect, it makes sense that he went totally opposite--sex magick, misused tantra, and overindulgence in anythign he could snort or swallow.  

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 10:58:54 AM PDT

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      If anything, from what I've read of the guy, he reminds me of someone who tried to be a latter-day Marilyn Manson (interestingly, Marilyn Manson also has a history of being raised in a dominionist group and later walking away and rebelling in the most extreme methods possible).  Just my own two pence on it.

      And I am now laughing myself to death over the image of Aleister Crowler as Lucius Malfoy :D

      •  He, like Manson, loved (0+ / 0-)

        freaking Christians.  And loved playing yup his Bad Boy image. I've had friends trained in OTO methods who were solid mages, and some who work in the Western Tradition, which is fairly Judeo-Christian. OTO is fairly staid these days, really.  Crowley's written works leave out  important bits of the rituals, to make sure someone who doesn't know the key can't unlock them (and hurt themselves or others). If I'd wanted to be a ceremonial type, I''d have gone Dion Fortune's route--more emphasis on self discipline rather than one excess.  But I am Irish  (3/4) and I resonate to the old Irish gods (while realizing they are merely aspects of the Universe or the One, or whatever you want to call it/him/her/them--I'm not picky) so Wicca called me.

        Well,  Crowley wasn't genuinely evil or mean, just arrogant and talented and undiscplined--more Malfoy than Voldemort.

        SIGH I adore Jason Isaacs, but he needs long hair--and as Malfoy he's gorgeous.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 01:55:54 PM PDT

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