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Originally posted by ANSPHAR
It is true that Crowley had many negative attributes and did drugs, was bi-sexual, etc
Originally posted by cyberjedi
Ye ofc, id say anyone sacrificing animals in sexual rituals is a good man. Hell, why didnt i do that? I want to become a hero aswell! You know what? I will go ahead and study the Goetia, and start that 6 month ritual, were crowley failed, i will succeed! That makes me the baddest man on the planet id say!
Will you guys please send me some of your pets for my rituals? I will ofcourse brutally sacrifice all of them, don't worry about that. Crowley for president!
Did Crowley really sacrifice children?
No. Most of the rumors concerning “child sacrifice” stem from disingenuous misquoting of a passage from his book Magick in Theory and Practice: “For the highest spiritual working one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force. A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim. ” Even though he is quoting someone else, taken out of context, this seems pretty damning. However, Crowley was in fact discussing, in a semi-humorous way, the practice of ritual masturbation, which he believed constituted a form of “sacrifice,” according to the old biblical idea of preventing contraception by “spilling seed.” As he explains in his footnote on the same page,
“… ‘It is the sacrifice of oneself spiritually. And the intelligence and innocence of that male child are the perfect understanding of the Magician, his one aim, without lust of result. And male he must be, because what he sacrifices is not the material blood, but his creative power.’ …”
In reality, Crowley considered even abortion to be a crime and certainly never advocated child murder, which is quite evident if one delves into his writings. Human sacrifice would also be against Crowley’s “Law of Thelema,” which considers it a grave sin to interfere with the will of another person. This of course takes all the fun out of it for the hysterics, who continue to gleefully recount this passage as a literal truth. For more on this topic, see: Crowley and Tantric Magick :The Beast Demystified