"The Secret" is a re-packaging of Aleister Crowley's philosophies, mainly what he called "Magick
Magick, in the broadest sense, is any act designed to cause intentional change. Crowley saw magick as the essential method for a person to reach true
understanding of the self and to act according to one's True Will, which he saw as the reconciliation "between freewill and destiny". Crowley
describes this process:
One must find out for oneself, and make sure beyond doubt, who one is, what one is, why one is...Being thus conscious of the proper course to
pursue, the next thing is to understand the conditions necessary to following it out. After that, one must eliminate from oneself every element alien
or hostile to success, and develop those parts of oneself which are specially needed to control the aforesaid conditions.
Just in case anyone reading this is not already a Satanist...
Aleister Crowley is the occultist and Satanist that is perhaps the most well known. His works “The Book of the Law”, “Magick in Theory and
Practice” and “The Book of Thoth” are broadly used in occult circuits. His perhaps most important book is "The Book of the Law, which Crowley
himself didn’t take much credit for have written, as he stated it was written by automatic handwriting, being channeled from a higher being The
Young Aleister Crowleycalled Aiwaz (or Aiwass). This being said he had lived in Caldea during the reign of Hammurabis (around 1750 BC), but later, in
his book “Magick in Theory and Practice”, Crowley identified Aiwaz as his own genius. He was actually very proud of this book, which he used as a
Bible for his own religion – Thelem
“Do what thou will shall be the whole of the Law” [The work of the OTO ... is geared towards the achievement of a world-spanning empire ... The
Law “Do what thou wilt” is the law of this new state – a One World Government] was his motto for the OTO, which was the secret order he himself
was the Grandmaster of. He rejected traditional morality in favor of the life of a drug addict and brutal womanizer (“I rave; and I rape and I rip
and I rend” is a line from one of his poems). He even enjoyed being called the “wickedest man in the world”. He was married twice, and both his
wives went insane. Five of his mistresses committed suicide.
Although the above is true, Crowley found great amusement in trying to shock his environment, the sleeping population, and when the
newspapers named him “The Wickedest Man in the World”, he was very pleased. Due to his nature of wanting to shock people, he also sometimes
exaggerated to create an effect.
People who met Crowley verified that he had occult powers, and as an example William Seabrook tells the following story: Seabrook wanted a
demonstration of Crowley’s powers, so the latter chose a man by random out on the street and followed him, imitating his walk. Suddenly Crowley
fell, but was rapidly on his feet again. At the same time the other man fell on the sidewalk. Crowley and his companion helped the man up, and he
looked confused, trying to find the banana peel.
Crowley was also the man who came up with putting backwards messages into musical recordings. Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin used this
on some of their albums. Jimmy Page put a backward satanic message on the mega hit “Stairway to Heaven” (“Here’s to my sweet Satan”). Page
also bought Crowley’s mansion in Scotland and was/is a true follower of his teaching, as was the late drummer John Bonham from the same group.
Beatles also used
All that I know is that I know nothing -Socrates
1st person/3rd person "Dreams" of military ops & memory blocking