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  • I'm a poet, and I like my lies the way my mother used to make them.

  • Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • In every Magical, or similar system, it is invariably the first condition which the Aspirant must fulfill: he must once and for all and for ever put his family outside his magical circle.Even the Gospels insist clearly and weightily on this.Christ himself (i.e. whoever is meant by this name in this passage) callously disowns his mother and his brethren (Luke VIII, 19). And he repeatedly makes discipleship contingent on the total renunciation of all family ties. He would not even allow a man to attend his father's funeral!Is the magical tradition less rigid?Not on your life!

  • You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people.

  • Must not understanding lie open unto wisdom as the pyramids lie open to the stars? (6:2)

  • To use legal or financial constraint to compel either abstention or submission, is entirely horrible, unnatural and absurd.

    Aleister Crowley (1975). “The Commentaries of AL: Being the Equinox Volume V, No. 1”, Weiser Books
  • Further, an excess of legislation defeats its own ends. It makes the whole population criminals, and turns them all into police and police spies. The moral health of such a people is ruined for ever; only revolution can save it.

  • Invoke often! Inflame thyself with prayer!

  • We can no longer assert any single proposition, unless we guard ourselves by enumerating countless conditions which must be assumed.

    Aleister Crowley (1991). “Magick: In Theory and Practice”, Book Sales
  • The nails from a suicide's coffin, and the skull of the parricide, were of course no trouble; for Vesquit never traveled without these household requisites.

    Aleister Crowley (1917). “Moonchild: A Prologue”, Weiser Books
  • We must conquer life by living it to the full, and then we can go to meet death with a certain prestige.

    Aleister Crowley (2010). “The Diary of a Drug Fiend”, p.255, Weiser Books
  • The first task of the Magician in every ceremony is therefore to render his Circle absolutely impregnable.

    Aleister Crowley (2014). “Magick in Theory and Practice”, p.124, Lulu Press, Inc
  • Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say no. I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.

    "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley". Book by Aleister Crowley. Chapter 48, 1969.
  • You must on no account attempt to use the squares given in the Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage until you have succeeded in the Operation. More, unless you mean to perform it, and are prepared to go to any length to do so, you are a fool to have the book in your possession at all. Those squares are liable to get loose and do things on their own initiative; and you won't like it.

  • A burnt child dreads the fire.

    Aleister Crowley “The Equinox Vol. 1. No. 5.”,
  • All phenomena of which we are aware take place in our own minds, and therefore the only thing we have to look at is the mind; which is a more constant quantity over all the species of humanity than is generally supposed.

    Aleister Crowley (2014). “Eight Lectures on Yoga”, p.2, Lulu Press, Inc
  • Every one interprets everything in terms of his own experience. If you say anything which does not touch a precisely similar spot in another man's brain, he either misunderstands you, or doesn't understand you at all.

    Aleister Crowley (2010). “The Diary of a Drug Fiend”, p.250, Weiser Books
  • I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • I believe in one secret and ineffable Lord; and in one Star in the Company of Stars of whose fire we are created, and to which we shall return; and in one Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery, in His name Chaos, the sole viceregent of the Sun upon the Earth; and in one Air the nourisher of all that breathes. And I believe in one Earth, the Mother of us all, and in one Womb wherein all men are begotten, and wherein they shall rest, Mystery of Mystery, in Her name Babalon.

    "Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass". Book by Aleister Crowley, 1913.
  • The greatest horrors in the history of mankind are not due to the ambition of the Napoleons or the vengeance of the Agamemnons, but to the doctrinaire philosophers. The theories of the sentimentalist Rousseau inspired the integrity of the passionless Robespierre. The cold-blooded calculations of Karl Marx led to the judicial and business-like operations of the Cheka.

  • I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.

    "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley". Book by Aleister Crowley. Chapter 5, 1969.
  • There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, 'Garcon! Un Pernod!'

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • The 'lords of the earth' are those who are doing their Will. It does not necessarily mean people with coronets and automobiles; there are plenty of such people who are the most sorrowful slaves in the world. The sole test of one's lordship is to know what one's true Will is, and to do it.

    Aleister Crowley (1975). “The Commentaries of AL: Being the Equinox Volume V, No. 1”, Weiser Books
  • 30. If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops an does naught. 31. If power asks why, then power is weakness.

  • This complaining rambling rubbish is the substitute which has taken the place of love.

    Aleister Crowley (2010). “The Diary of a Drug Fiend”, p.149, Weiser Books
  • Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.

    Aleister Crowley (2014). “Eight Lectures on Yoga”, p.93, Lulu Press, Inc
  • Tell the truth, but lead so improbable a life that the truth will never be believed.

    Aleister Crowley (1907). “Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light”
  • Magic is real. And reality... it is magical.

  • Crime, folly, sickness and all phenomena must be contemplated with complete freedom from fear aversion or shame. Otherwise we shall fail to see accurately, and interpret intelligently; in which case we shall be unable to outwit and outfight them.

    Aleister Crowley (1991). “Magick: In Theory and Practice”, Book Sales
  • To knot a sentence up properly, it has to be thought out carefully, and revised. New phrases have to be put in; sudden changes of subject must be introducted; verbs must be shifted to unsuspected localities; short words must be excised with ruthless hand; archaisms must be sprinkled like sugar-plums upon the concoction; the fatal human tendency to say things straightforwardly must be detected and defeated by adroit reversals; and, if a glimmer of meaning yet remain under close scrutiny, it must be removed by replacing all the principal verbs by paraphrases in some dead language.

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