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originally posted by: HyperiaAleister Crowley - The failure
originally posted by: rukia
Being a Christian myself, however, I do not think that Crowley was a failure. He actually did quite a bit in terms of understanding and utilizing magic and the inexhaustible power of demons. And those powers are nothing to scoff at. I think he was a confused man, but not a failure by any means. He did what he set out to do. Whether he was right or wrong is up to ethical subjectivity. But a failure he was not.
a reply to: MystikMushroom
I think you're correct. Magic is, in essence, energy and the manipulation of it. Christians, however, ask God to do it for them--because magic isn't something that should be messed around with. No power is your own--you're always getting it from somewhere. Whether that be from God, demons, djinni, nature spirits, etc. The choice is yours--but there is always a price. Except in the case of Christianity where the price has already been paid--by Jesus.
a reply to: Isurrender73
I think you meant immoral--I don't know how one can be a moral sex addict
OH! and I must insert this CoF cover song.
The truly great Magician will be able to use his own blood, or possibly that of a disciple, and that without sacrificing the physical life irrevocably. An example of this sacrifice is given in Chapter 44 of Liber 333. This Mass may be recommended generally for daily practice.raumfahrer.wordpress.com...
originally posted by: JackReyes
He was an immoral deviant, who probably did abuse a lot of children, and even murdered not a few.
No power is your own--you're always getting it from somewhere. Whether that be from God, demons, djinni, nature spirits, etc. The choice is yours--but there is always a price.
This is the kind of thinking that allows people like Hitler to rise, according to Crowley.
Wait common sense and being part of nature is called a revolutionary philosophy,
Crowley understood instincts and clouded it with mystique and demonology.