28 Aleister Crowley Quotes For You

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He was born Edward Alexander Crowley in 1875. He has been described as many things including a poet and an occasional magician. He founded Thelema, a religion that is basically a spiritual/philosophical thought that exalts the power of the will to mankind. Aleister Crowley declared himself the prophet appointed to lead mankind to the bliss of an unlocked will. We still know of Crowley today because of the many books he wrote the most famous one been “The Book of The Law.” Here are 28 Aleister Crowley quotes to make you think.

Aleister Crowley quotes

“Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.”

“I hardly ever talk—words seem such a waste, and they are none of them true. No one has yet invented a language from my point of view.”

“The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.”

“I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.”

“I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.”

“…in the absence of will power, the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.”

“If you cut off a man’s head, he dies. Why? Because it kills him. That is really the whole answer.”

“Bind nothing! Let there be no difference made among you between any one thing and any other thing; for thereby there cometh hurt.”

“Some men are born sodomites, some achieve sodomy, and some have sodomy thrust upon them…”

“The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject the truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge panders not to thy prejudices.”

“A man’s friends are more capable of working him harm than strangers, and his greatest danger lies in his own habits.”

“This complaining rambling rubbish is the substitute which has taken the place of love.”

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“For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”

“Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.”

“Light, Life, and Love are like three glow-worms at thy feet: the whole universe of stars, the dewdrops on the grass whereon thou walkest!”

“The Great Work is the uniting of opposites. It may mean the uniting of the soul with God, of the microcosm with the macrocosm, of the female with the male, of the ego with the non-ego—or whatnot.”

“I’ve written this to keep from crying. But I am crying, only the tears won’t come.”

“It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth.”

“For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”

“Your friends will notice at once that glib vacuities fail to impress, and hate you, and tell lies about you. It’s worth it.”

“The first condition of success in magick is a purity of purpose.”

“Do what thou wilt, the most sublimely austere ethical precept ever uttered, despite its apparent license.”

“Having to talk destroys the symphony of silence.”

“Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion.”

“All this is true and false, and it is true and false to say that it is true and false.”

“To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. [….] The first discipline of education must, therefore, be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.”

“He shall fall down into a pit called Because, and there he shall perish with the dogs of reason.”

“The more necessary anything appears to my mind, the most certain it is that I only assert a limitation.”

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