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Aleister Crowley Collection free pdf " "I believe in one secret and ineffable LORD- and in one Star in the Company of Stars of whose fire we are created, and to which we shall return- and in one Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery, in His name CHAOS, the sole viceregent of the Sun upon the Earth- and in one Air the nourisher of all that breathes. And I believe in one Earth, the Mother of us all, and in one Womb wherein all men are begotten, and wherein they shall rest, Mystery of Mystery, in Her name BABALON. Aleister Crowley, The Gnostic Mass (1913) " Included in this third volume of Crowley's Collected Works: Why Jesus Wept. A Study of Society and of the Grace of God. (1905) Crowley himself privately published this savage farce in 1905 "For a few dear friends." The hilarious, mind-bending romp anticipates the absurdist drama of Beckett and retains its power to shock and entertain over a century later. "The idea of the play is to show a romantic boy and girl ambushed and ruined by male and female vampires. It is an allegory of the corrupting influence of society" (Crowley, Confessions, 385). "It is a work which, as far as pious innocence is concerned, should be kept strictly under lock and key... The strange mingling of ribaldry, indecency, poetry, and wit, could be perpetrated by no one but Mr. Crowley and certainly no other author would issue, under his own name, such a ruthless violation of conventionalities. The display of Mr. Crowley's rampant virility does not always take a commendable turn, and many readers will regret that his genius has been given so loose a range... It is possible that electric shocks of this nature may prove beneficial in some cases." Crowley On Christ (1917) Included here is the first and most essential of Crowley's writings on Christianity, Liber 888 'The Gospel According to St. Bernard Shaw.' Crowley's lengthy, detailed work is a highly personalized critique of Christianity structured along the lines of Shaw's "Androcles and the Lion." Clouds Without Water (1909) The title of this poetry collection comes from a passage in Jude 1:13 which is quoted at the beginning of the book: "Clouds they are without water- carried about of winds- trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots- raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame- wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever." As with many other books of Crowley's (such as 'The Scented Garden of Abdullah and Alice, an Adultury'), this work was first published under the pseudonym "the Rev. C. Verey." Within the introduction there is a claim the starkly esoteric poems were discovered as an anonymous manuscript and presented only as a means to condemn them. Given in the end of the book are notes humorously contemptuous of the text, Crowley sarcastically portraying a pious clergyman before praying to be freed of such "sin."

About Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley- 12 October 1875, died 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He was responsible for founding the religion and philosophy of Thelema, in which role he identified himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Aeon of Horus in the early 20th century. Born to a wealthy Plymouth Brethren family, Crowley rejected this faith to pursue western esotericism, poetry, and mountaineering. He was educated at Cambridge, where he embraced his bisexuality. Some biographers allege that he was recruited by British intelligence there, and that he remained a spy throughout his life. In 1898 he joined the esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, before moving to Boleskine House by Loch Ness, and travelling to Mexico and India to study Hindu and Buddhist practices. He married Rose Edith Kelly and they travelled to Cairo in 1904. There, Crowley claimed to have been contacted by a supernatural entity named Aiwass, who provided him with The Book of the Law, a sacred text that served as the basis for Thelema. After an unsuccessful attempt to climb Kanchenjunga, Crowley returned to Britain where, in 1907, he and George Cecil Jones co-founded the A.A. as a Thelemite order. After spending time in Algeria, he was initiated into the Ordo Templi Orientis in 1912, rising to become the leader of its British branch, which he reformulated in accordance with his Thelemite beliefs. After spending the First World War in the United States, where he worked for British intelligence services to infiltrate the pro-German lobby, in 1920 he moved to Cefalu in Sicily, to run a commune known as the Abbey of Thelema. His libertine lifestyle led to denunciations in the British press, and the Italian government evicted him in 1923. He divided the following two decades between France, Germany, and England, and continued to promote Thelema until his death. Crowley gained widespread notoriety during his lifetime, being a recreational drug experimenter, and an individualist social critic. As a result, he was denounced in the popular press as "the wickedest man in the world" and erroneously labelled a Satanist. Crowley has remained a highly influential figure over western esotericism and the counter-culture, and continues to be recognised as a prophet in Thelema. In 2002, a BBC poll ranked him as the seventy-third greatest Briton of all time."

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Author : Aleister Crowley
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 11 May 2014
ISBN : 149952885X
EAN : 9781499528855
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Number of Pages : 258 pages
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