Today I’m responding to an article on the site jesus-is-savior.com (I’m not making this up) regarding the great Beast, Aleister Crowley. There’s a lot of bunk out there about Crowley, so this should be good.
Aleister Crowley EXPOSED!
OH MY GOD!
The hierarchy of the Secret-Societies have been deeply involved in the Black-Occult since they have existed.
Such as? What societies, what kind of occultism? This is never quite explained.
This includes the ritual sacrifice of children and babies.
Oh good. So you should have a great deal of evidence for this, with all the dead bodies and such? What’s that? There’s no evidence whatsoever? Shocking, truly.
This knowledge has been kept from the minds of society at large until more recently. It is now only a matter of time when the masses of the people become fully aware of the real agenda behind the secret societies and the true purpose of why they exist.
Really? Even though, say, Eliphas Levi and Crowley published their books quite openly. I’m not entirely sure how this information was being kept secret. I can buy this in the Middle-ages and before, due to a strict code of initiation and outright persecution for these groups, but there has never really been any secrecy beyond what’s really necessary.
Aleister Crowley — Initiated to the highest levels of Freemasonry and high priest of the Golden Dawn, said: “A white male child of perfect innocence and intelligence makes the most suitable victim.”
In the US each year 400,000 children are reported missing.
In the UK,98,000 children are reported missing.
Wow, that’s a blinding font. Now, honey, you could have solved this little problem here with just a bit of Google-fu, see, this is an incredibly famous quote and has been explained a number of times. Crowley is referring to fapping. Yes, the sacrifice here is sperm. Crowley was always interested in sex magick, including solitary, and attributed great power to sex. There was indeed a footnote attributed to this quote by Crowley: “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.”
Shockingly, Aleister Crowley’s famous saying, DO AS THOU WILT, actually came from Benjamin Franklin.
Well you fucked up the line. The line is “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”. This is paired with “Love is the law, love under will”. This sort of makes a difference, because the “wilt” is referring to the concept of Thelema, literally meaning will, but used to represent true will, which is what the person possessing it most desires, something one may spend decades to discover, the discovery being an occasion of enlightenment unto itself. Therefore, the “AS” doesn’t really make any sense. Also, you of course misinterpret the line to mean “do whatever you want” like everybody else. This is obviously misguided in the highest degree.
Franklin was an occultist, Satanist and indulged in child sacrifice.
Any evidence on the child sacrifice part? Franklin certainly was a member of the Hellfire Club, sure. A Satanist? You’d have to define that a bit. In some way that may be an accurate label, but probably not in the way you’d like to think.
Franklin attended the drunken, ritual orgies of a secret society called, among other things, the Hellfire Club. They would get drunk, dress prostitutes up like Nuns and have orgies in underground caves, which resembled Black Masses (although they “worshipped” pagan deities Bacchus and Venus).
Nice! Where do I sign up?
While not actual professed Satanists, their motto Fait ce que vouldras (Do what thou wilt) was later used by Satanist Aleister Crowley. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
First of all, Crowley wasn’t a Satanist. It really makes no sense to say he was. Also, the proverb was originally created by a renaissance writer and monk François Rabelais, who was a great inspiration to Crowley. He also writes of the Abbey of Thélème. His writings are really quite good and funny if you understand the context. Obviously Crowley greatly appreciated his work as well. Oh, and its Fais ce que tu voudras. Google, use it.
The Marilyn Manson song “Misery Machine” contains the lyrics, “We’re gonna ride to the abbey of Thelema.” The Abbey of Thelema was the temple of Satanist Aleister Crowley.
You might even say it was his abbey.
The self-proclaimed “World’s Most Wicked Man” ate the feces of women during bizarre sexual acts involving Luciferian worship and Satanism.
The title was something that was applied to him by a newspaper, he didn’t come up with it, although, as I understand it he wasn’t exactly reluctant to accept the title. Crowley did indeed eat the excrement of his scarlet woman on (at least) one occasion. To understand this better I suggest watching a lecture given by Doctor Jason J Campbell on occultism (theories 68-84). Suffice to say, this wasn’t done for sexual pleasure or worship of any kind. Crowley certainly didn’t worship Satan or Lucifer.
According to the shocking documentary film titled, “IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT BEAST” directed by Robert Garofalo and produced by Lyn Beardsall (2007), Barbara Bush (wife of President George H. Bush) is the daughter of the world’s most infamous Satanist, Aleister Crowley.
A claim which has no credibility to it. I suggest reading this. Also, the same site does a nice job with Crowley myths in general.
Lest you think that Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley, 1875-1947) was just some crazy fool that no one took seriously, think again. Crowley has had a large influence upon modern rock music. Unbeknownst to most Americans, much of the Hellish music which they idolize was written and sang by devout followers of Crowley and his Satanism.
Now that you’ve told us what you mean by Satanism, we can conclude that you’re wrong. Crowley didn’t even consider himself a black magician, on the contrary, he disliked black magick. So no, Crowley wasn’t a Satanist. I’ll just ignore accusations of Satanism toward him for now, this will of course change if you can supply reasonable evidence.
Guitarist Jimmy Page of Zeppelin is a devout follower of Satanist, Aleister Crowley, who proclaimed himself as “The Beast 666”. Aleister Crowley was also a 33rd and 97th Degree Freemason and is recognized as the master Satanist of the 20th century.
97th degree? Dafuq?
In 1971, guitarist Jimmy Page bought Crowley’s Boleskine House on the shore of Loch Ness where Crowley practiced his hellish, satanic sex-magick rituals, including human sacrifices.
Again, no evidence for this. Also, Crowley pretty much just performed one ritual in Boleskine House and never returned. In fact, this was a long ritual that got interrupted, preventing Crowley from clearing the air and banishing the spirits he had summoned. Some have claimed that these spirits still roam the area, including old Nessie.
Guitarist Jimmy Page actually performed Crowley magical rituals during their concerts. Their song “Stairway to Heaven” carries the reference “May Queen,” which is purportedly the name of a hideous poem written by Crowley. Page had inscribed in the vinyl of their album Led Zeppelin III, Crowley’s famous “Do what thou wilt. So mete it Be.’ Page and Robert Plant claim some of Zeppelins’ songs came via occultic “automatic handwriting,” including their popular “Stairway to Heaven.”
So mote it be, that is. Also, that’s not exactly Crowley. Page apparently had the phrase “So mote be it” (not “So mote it be”) in the first pressing and later added the phrase “Do what thou wilt”. Page did indeed have an interest in the occult, including Crowley. However, his interest was mainly academic, he read some books, never really put any of it into use and even so his interest faded and he dropped the subject. Also, the May Queen has many meanings beyond a Crowley poem, which you should know from general knowledge. This speaks volumes of your academic qualities.
Most people, especially in 1967, did not even know who Crowley was — but the Beatles certainly did.
Bullshit. People like you didn’t know who he was, people who would, you know, read, did.
Crowley himself was terribly decadent. A happily heroin-addicted, bisexual Satan worshiper, he asked people to call him “The Beast 666.” Crowley believed that he was literally the antimessiah of the apocalypse.
Heroin addict? Perhaps. Heroin was widely used in medicine at the time, this was also the case with Crowley. He wasn’t necessarily addicted, at least not in the sense we wouldn’t think of a heroin addict now. As a reminder, Crowley did not worship Satan. Just sayin’. He didn’t believe himself the anti-Christ either.
He also spent time in Italy, but was expelled because Italian authorities accused his disciples of sacrificing human infants in occult rituals.
Well that’s false. He was expelled by Mussolini for rather conventional reasons. This is what Crowley had to say about it: “The explanation of why I left is quite simple and unsensational…. Several people who were my guests at the “abbey” made imaginative copy out of their visits. Then the Fascists came into power and some foreign newspaper correspondents were asked to leave. And so was I. There was no rough turning-out. I was treated with the greatest courtesy.”
…Then there’s a long, long period of idon’tevengiveashit in the article, so skipping over that.
The following overview of Crowley’s life is from Hungry for Heaven by Steve Turner:
“Born in 1875, Aleister Crowley had, like the Rolling Stones, rebelled against a regulated small-town background. He’d been raised in Leamington, Warwickshire, by parents who were members of the Strict Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian sect. From an early age young Aleister identified with the enemies of God in the Bible stories that were read to him. In particular he identified with the antichrist predicted in the book of Revelation. In 1898 he joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a magical society.
“Most of Crowley’s adult life was dedicated to indulging in everything he believed God would hate: performing sex magic, taking heroin, opium, hashish, peyote and cocaine, invoking spirits, and even once offering himself to the Russian authorities to help destroy Christianity. He wrote volumes of books that he believed were dictated to him by a spirit from ancient Egypt called Aiwass. “To worship me take wine and strange drugs,” the spirit conveniently told him. “Lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture. Fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.” …
“Crowley finished his life as a sick, wasted heroin addict given to black rages and doubts about the value of his life’s work. His last words as he passed into a coma on December 1, 1947, were, “I am perplexed…” (Steve Turner, Hungry for Heaven, pp. 92,97,98).
A lot of that is false. Crowley didn’t do anything to try to offend “God”. He had his own theology, not completely divorced from Christianity, but still somewhat so, which is understandable for the period. Turner is just another evangelical trying to make a buck out of the fear of the different, in this case occultism.
Crowley claimed that dark powers gave him the words to his “Book of the Law.
Not dark powers, no. Rather, powers of light.
Crowley’s philosophy was as follows (which is the exact same philosophy of all Witches and Satanists today):
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.”
“Lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture. Fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.”
“I do not wish to argue that the doctrines of Jesus, they and they alone, have degraded the world to its present condition. I take it that Christianity is not only the cause but the symptom of slavery” (Crowley, The World’s Tragedy, p. xxxix).
“That religion they call Christianity; the devil they honor they call God. I accept these definitions, as a poet must do, if he is to be at all intelligible to his age, and it is their God and their religion that I hate and will destroy” (Crowley, The World’s Tragedy, p. xxx).
Don’t you think that’s a bit too simplistic? Crowley published piles of books and you’re taking into consideration… two of them? One which is completely from the foreword? You didn’t even bother to quote the whole “Do what thou wilt” line. Seems legit. Also, it’s not like you’ve read any of Crowley’s books, so…
Crowley Died a Drug-addict and Sexual Degenerate
In 1922, Crowley published Diary of a Drug Fiend, which was about the use of cocaine. He described the widespread use of cocaine among Hollywood stars, which he described as “cocaine-crazed sexual lunatics.”
As noted, Crowley died a wasted heroin addict given to rages and doubts. His last words were “I am perplexed…” Crowley worshipped the demon god Pan, the god of sexuality and lust. His “Hymn to Pan” was read at his funeral: “I rave and I rape and I rip and I rend/ Everlasting world without end!”
That’s not really true. Crowley did use drugs to his death, yes, increasingly as a sacrament. This wasn’t really a problem for him, as in, he never ruined himself with drugs. He died owning a rather nice house, regularly visited by friends and loved by family. He died a happy man, publishing some of his best works in late age, including the Book of Thoth, which greatly changed tarot to this day and is still greatly valued by many occultists of all kinds. Here’s an AC2012 article on the subject.