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originally posted by: Jufak
I was wondering if some of you guys had some experiences with o.t.o.? Not friends of your but you personally... and where did you attend the "lodges"..
What is the basis of their teachings?
And are they good or evil? (By that i mean their teachings and effect to the individual) is it "brainwashing" or some credible and usefull practises?
originally posted by: RufusOpus
a reply to: Malocchio
So, you're shifting "Hollywood" to "Show business." Ok.
Boleskine's in Scotland.
Led Zepelin, the Beatles, and Ozzy are rock stars, as you noted, but also as British as Crowley. That said, the Beatles don't provide any of Crowley's texts or lyrics or teachings in their music. There's some stuff in their works that can be linked to the teachings of Crowley, but so could everything that happened from 1904 on, if you tried hard enough. That whole "aeon" thing, you know?
Page liked Crowley and the ideas of Thelema, and I can't remember now if he every joined OTO or not, but I'm pretty sure he was a lot more into being Jimmy Page than being a front man for Crowley or Thelema. Like salt seasoning a soup doesn't make the soup salt, Thelema's influence on Page and Zeppelin aren't really more than seasoning.
Crowley wrote a poem to teach people to pronounce his name:
My name is Aleister Crowley
Master of all things unholy.
In Mr. Crowley, Ozzy can't even get that right. He sang some lyrics he and Rhoades and Daisley came up with based on their understanding of Crowley, which apparently was just that he taught about magick and did drugs. They knew somewhat less than you seem to know about him, but not by a whole lot. Their focus was on the drugs and the rock star lifestyle he led because those were the things they had in common with him.
Is that why you're so interested in his eating of feces?
Do you think a non-gender-biased sexually liberated spiritual teacher would be in a better or worse position to teach the hermetic practices that are depicted in alchemical texts as hermaphroditic outcomes of the philosophical Great Work?
originally posted by: kibric
What alchemical texts did he teach from ?
can you give me specifics