you should really inform yourself more on Aleister Crowley! He is one of the most interesting persons in the whole human history. And I am in no way
exaggerating. He has been the head of A...A...(Astrum Argentum), Ordo Templi Orientis, Golden Dawn (reserch McGregory Mathers as well), a 33 degree
mason, A MI-5 agent, and PR of Churchil, etc. He was also connecetd in a way with Hitler and Gurjieff (the greatest occultist on Russian side)...
I have read most of his writings and find them extremely fascinating. Based on his Book of the Law, the religion of Thelema was started. I, myself, am
a long year member of the Order of Thelema and can testify that there is nothing sinister or dark in his work and ideas. Well, he was, of course, the
Great Beast 666
Yes, it is true, that he evocated Lams. In fact, you may continue your research in that direction checking the Cult of Lams. Moreover, LaVey's Church
of Satan based its philosophy (nothing sinister there either) on superficial understanding of Crowley's Thelema...
Yet further, Crowley was also an archeologist, poet, philosopher, and a politician. In most cases he was scandalous and controversial, in my opinion
partly because he was misunderstood by the masses. Believe me, the life and works of Aleister Crowley can offer you a very interesting and involving
Do What Thou Wilt, Shall be the Whole of the Law
PS. Yes, Thelema includes some Tantra based sexual practices. However, the idea that Crowley used his philosophy and influence to satisfy his sexual
desires is totally ludicrous.
[edit on 8-2-2006 by Jgruh4e] - to add the PS.
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