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Newbie - Anyone Read Some Of Aliester Crowleys Stuff?


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#1 JohnHermes

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:29 AM

I do love some of the content he's written over the years.  Supposedly he lost his mind though in the process.  I've read it can happen to anyone.   What do you think about Crowley?

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:13 PM

Funnily enough, I've been reading up on him lately. He was an eccentric guy but a lot of his ideas made sense too.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:08 PM

I use "Thoth" tarot deck by Aleister Crowley and the Opening Of The Key (OOTK) Tarot spread when reading cards.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:19 PM

View PostJohnHermes, on 04 February 2019 - 10:29 AM, said:

I do love some of the content he's written over the years.  Supposedly he lost his mind though in the process.  I've read it can happen to anyone.   What do you think about Crowley?

He likely lost his mind through the "process of drug addiction" would be more accurate. He was a scientist and genius but his own personal struggle with heroin in particular was a contributing factor to his madness and downfall. I know a couple of people that are no longer on this earth because of that particular poison. It will change you and turn you into another person, one that will affect the lives of others in a very negative way including your own, that is, if you live to tell the story.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:37 PM

Yes addiction of any type is terrible but drugs I think is one of the worst :no:
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:45 PM

As odd as it sounds, back in Crowley's day (before the ban) heroin was sold to Americans as a nonaddictive alternative to morphine.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:00 AM

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:28 AM

Drugs are a contribution as well.  But I believe that when you're completing your journey metaphysically and psycho-spiritually, you'll gain abilities and will be able to sense entities that can drive you mad in the course of your path.  Some call them Djinns, inorganic beings or Archons, mentioned in the Nag Hammadi.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:29 PM

I've heard his name around the place but can't say I know much about him , might have to look into it!
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:22 AM

Not so much about him but thelema. Studied at length and practiced it. Well, some of it lol



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:04 PM

In instances such as this, I have relied solely on researchers digesting the information and presenting it. I have heard enough, like what some of the acts his rituals required, etc to know I will never directly read his materials.