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  Aleister Crowley - Crystalinks
Edward Alexander (Aleister) Crowley was born October 12, 1875 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England.
Crowley was especially impressed by the fact that this piece was numbered 666 by the museum, a number with which he had identified since childhood.
Aleister Crowley died in Hastings, England on December 1, 1947.
www.crystalinks.com /crowley.html   (2099 words)

  
  Aleister Crowley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crowley was notorious in his lifetime — a frequent target of attacks in the tabloid press, which labelled him "The Wickedest Man in the World" to his evident amusement.
Aleister Crowley died of a respiratory infection in a Hastings boarding house on December 1, 1947, at the age of 72.
Crowley was a habitual drug user and also maintained a meticulous record of his drug-induced experiences with laudanum, opium, cocaine, hashish, alcohol, ether, and heroin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aleister_Crowley   (5887 words)

  
 CROWLEY
Crowley's admirers in modern society are from many walks of life, from the insane and the incarcerated, through the respectable working and middle classes, to the aristocracy and the intelligentsia.
Crowley is misunderstood if he is seen primarily as the teacher of a new path to liberation, his sexual yoga and the abbey as a means of imparting this, with the theory behind it boiled down to the crude schematism of paths to enlightenment.
Crowley's sensual extravagance is admirable from his viewpoint, but to expect it to become socially acceptable is unreasonable.
www.mith.demon.co.uk /CROWLEY.htm   (4225 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley
Crowley was a sickly child, and his stepfather introduced him to the outdoors in an effort to build his health.
Crowley would maintain throughout his life that "Do what thou wilt" was not intended as a blanket permission for all sorts of depraved behavior (yeah, right), but rather an instruction that people should learn and discover their "true wills," the important works and desires of their lives, and follow through on them.
Crowley believed the transmission of the Book of the Law signaled the imminent arrival of the Aeon of Horus, basically a new era in the evolution of humanity and religion in which the law of Thelema ("do what thou wilt") would be the prevailing system of belief.
www.rotten.com /library/bio/religion/aleister-crowley   (2566 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley Factsheet
Aleister Crowley (Edward Alexander Crowley) was born 12 October in the same year as the foundation of the Theosophical Society (1875), at Leamington Spa at 11.30pm.
Crowley is now firmly established in the popular mind as a folk hero (or anti hero?), transmogrified to an icon on a spectrum somewhere between 'the sandman' (Clive Barker version) and 'the gringe'.
Aleister Crowley may have died in 1947, but his influence is still very much felt by the magician of the 1990s.
www.compulink.co.uk /~mandrake/crowley.htm   (2332 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley: The Biography Project
Aleister Crowley was born October 12th, 1875 at 36 Clarendon Square, Leamington, Warwickshire, England as Edward Alexander Crowley into a wealthy and religious family at the height of the Victorian era.
Crowley reported that the rebels directed hostile magic against him as evidenced by the fact that his rubber raincoat burst spontaneously into flames and he found himself in a "furious temper" for no reason, so extreme that horses ran away in fear at the sight of him.
Crowley was named the Prophet of a New Aeon which would end the Age of Osiris and usher in the Age of Horus, a signal that a new era had begun for mankind, and that the old religions were to be swept aside.
www.popsubculture.com /pop/bio_project/aleister_crowley.html   (3002 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley in the Desert
Aleister Crowley was born in 1875 to Edward and Emily Crowley, Plymouth Brethren of the strictest kind.
Crowley had traveled extensively, broken several climbing records with Eckenstein and established new ones, married Rose Kelly and taken her and their new daughter on a grueling trek across China, lost that same daughter to typhoid fever, and was in the process of losing Rose to alcoholism.
Crowley claimed that divorce was inevitable because Rose refused to seek treatment for her alcoholism (she was later incarcerated, suffering from alcoholic dementia), but that he had done the gentlemanly thing by providing his wife with evidence of adultery so that she could appear as the plaintiff.
www.press.uchicago.edu /Misc/Chicago/642011.html   (7198 words)

  
 Erowid Aleister Crowley Vault
Aleister Crowley was a British writer, poet, and occultist who was raised within a strict fundamentalist Christian sect named The Plymouth Brethren.
Crowley settled for a number of years in Sicily with a group of disciples at the Abbey of Thelema.
Aleister Crowley is arguably the most famous occult character of modern times.
erowid.org /culture/characters/crowley_aleister/crowley_aleister.shtml   (274 words)

  
 The 93 Current - Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) surely was and still is the most (in)famous occultist of the last century, whose influence on the occult science of our time is far greater than anyone else's (even than that of Gurdijeff or A.O. Spare).
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) A brief Crowley biography at the Thelema Homepage.
Aleister Crowley's Page of Illumination A nice site with a few texts and a good gallery with images of Crowley, the Thoth Tarot deck and others.
www.93current.de /crowley.shtml   (1065 words)

  
 US Grand Lodge, OTO: Aleister Crowley
Crowley was natural polymath, and made a name for himself as a poet, novelist, journalist, mountaineer, explorer, chess player, graphic designer, drug experimenter, prankster, lover of women, beloved of men, yogi, magician, prophet, early freedom fighter, human rights activist, philosopher, and artist.
Crowley was the enfant terrible of the Edwardian avant-garde of London and Paris.
Crowley summarized this as "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law," with its corollary "Love is the law, love under will"—both quotations from The Book of the Law.
oto-usa.org /crowley.html   (959 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley
While frequently influenced by classical or literary sources (Crowley had a brilliant mind and an encyclopedic knowledge of various mythologies), they were tailored to suit Crowley's needs and his philosophy.
Also like Crowley, many Industrials experiment with wine and strange drugs in an effort to expand their consciousness; Crowley was taking mind-altering substances, and writing in detail about their effects, before Hoffman took his first bicycle ride and Aldous Huxley knocked at the doors of perception.
Even by today's standards, Crowley was a profligate and seducer; in Victorian England, his bisexuality and satyritis were cause for general alarm.
www.nycgoth.com /more/crowley   (971 words)

  
 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Aleister Crowley
Crowley was convinced of the objective truth of Liber Legis, and that its speaker, Aiwass, was both his Holy Guardian Angel and in possession of knowledge completely unavailable to Crowley.
Crowley's father was Edward Crowley (1834-1887)—a wealthy retired brewer (Crowley Ale) and lay preacher of the Plymouth Brethren sect—and his mother was Emily Bertha Bishop (d.1941).
Crowley was an accomplished mountain climber is his time, and is still mentioned in mountaineering literature (although silly rumors and his reputation in the yellow press are often mentioned).
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Aleister_Crowley   (3096 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley - Photos of Aleister Crowley
It was Aleister Crowley's mother - an almost repressively religious woman - who had given him the name of the Beast when she realized that she had spawned a monster.
Crowley threw himself into his new mission with manic fervour; the horror was that he was a Messiah of Madness, marching backwards to the Black Ages of cruelty, superstition and diabolism.
On December 1, 1947, in obscure poverty in a boarding house, Aleister Crowley died of myocardial degeneration and chronic bronchitis.
mr_aleister_crowley.tripod.com   (695 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley Factsheet
Aleister Crowley (Edward Alexander Crowley) was born 12 October in the same year as the foundation of the Theosophical Society (1875), at Leamington Spa at 11.30pm.
Crowley is now firmly established in the popular mind as a folk hero (or anti hero?), transmogrified to an icon on a spectrum somewhere between 'the sandman' (Clive Barker version) and 'the gringe'.
Aleister Crowley may have died in 1947, but his influence is still very much felt by the magician of the 1990s.
www.cix.co.uk /~mandrake/crowley.htm   (2332 words)

  
 Chessville - Aleister Crowley…Chess Master?! - by Robert Tuohey
Crowley’s last years were spent in the small English town of Hastings (certainly not unknown to chess players); for some years he had been plagued by financial worries caused by the various scandals that swirled around him.
In the evenings, however, the elderly, though ever-bon-vivant, Crowley, strapped as he was for any ready cash, complained a bit of being bored: he said he wished he had a lady friend to occupy some of his time, or that at least there was a chess player around who could give him a decent game.
By the by, Aleister is Crowley’s reworking of Edward Alexander.
chessville.com /misc/History/PastPawns/AleisterCrowleyChessMaster.htm   (2911 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley : An Autobiography: Books: Aleister Crowley,John Symonds,Kenneth Grant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Crowley's autohagiography is fascinating from start to finish: he was the supreme egotist in all things and a master manipulator of weaker souls (of which there was a limitless supply).
Crowley's flawed character is very interesting to look at, especially from his own perspective, and this is why "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley" is such a great book.
Crowley makes some rather astute observations about the course of his life and his actions in the book, and he is able to psychoanalyze many of the people who one way or another became involved with his life, but this book, and his whole life, in fact, show one fatal flaw: a lack of self-analysis.
amazon.com /Confessions-Aleister-Crowley-Autobiography/dp/0140191895   (2584 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)
Aleister Crowley was a self-proclaimed drug and sex "fiend," a mostly self-published author of books on the occult and magick.
Aleister Crowley in the Desert - An excerpt from The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern by Alex Owen
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley : An Autohagiography.
www.skepdic.com /crowley.html   (423 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley was born Edward Alexander Crowley in Leamington, Warwickshire.
Crowley hoped the Cefalu villa 'Abbaye de Theleme', would be a world centre for the study of the occult and sexual magic.
Crowley claimed that mankind has lived through two great aeons: that of Isis, the prehistoric age of the dominance of Woman, and that of Osiris, the age of the dominance of the male principle and of the great religions.
kirjasto.sci.fi /crowley.htm   (2125 words)

  
 Erowid Aleister Crowley Vault
Aleister Crowley was a British writer, poet, and occultist who was raised within a strict fundamentalist Christian sect named The Plymouth Brethren.
Crowley settled for a number of years in Sicily with a group of disciples at the Abbey of Thelema.
Aleister Crowley is arguably the most famous occult character of modern times.
www.erowid.org /culture/characters/crowley_aleister/crowley_aleister.shtml   (252 words)

  
 Illuminati News: Aleister Crowley - The Greatest Magician of the 20th Centurty?
Aleister Crowley was born in Warwickshire where he revolted against a strict religious childhood.
Crowley’s involvement in espionage on both sides of the first and second world wars (he worked for both US and British intelligence writing deliberately “absurd,” i.e., counter-productive, German propaganda during the first) is well known and presumably well-documented.
Crowley wrote several books that influenced many later cults and rock bands, and claimed himself as the “wickedest man in the world.” Crowley’s involvement with O.T.O. functioned as his means of disseminating his beliefs and practices, as well as his books.
www.illuminati-news.com /aleister_crowley1.htm   (6510 words)

  
 US Grand Lodge, OTO: Aleister Crowley
Crowley was natural polymath, and made a name for himself as a poet, novelist, journalist, mountaineer, explorer, chess player, graphic designer, drug experimenter, prankster, lover of women, beloved of men, yogi, magician, prophet, early freedom fighter, human rights activist, philosopher, and artist.
Crowley was the enfant terrible of the Edwardian avant-garde of London and Paris.
Crowley summarized this as "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law," with its corollary "Love is the law, love under will"—both quotations from The Book of the Law.
www.oto-usa.org /crowley.html   (954 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley
She passed several images of the god and led Aleister straight to a painted wooden funerary stele from the 26th dynasty, depicting Horus receiving a sacrifice from the deceased, a priest named Ankh-f-n-khonsu.
Crowley was impressed by the fact that this piece was numbered 666 by the museum, the number which he had identified since childhood.
Crowley joined, becoming a member of O.T.O. Crowley rewrote the rites of the O.T.O. Crowley referred to himself as "The Beast" and indulged in every aspect of the occult and was obsessed with it.
www.exposingsatanism.org /crowley.htm   (616 words)

  
 Aleister Crowley
Aleister (Alexander Edward) Crowley was born on the 12th of October 1875 in Leamington Spa, England, into a family of Plymouth Brethren, a strict Christian sect.
Crowley joined the Golden Dawn in 1898; this was his first introduction to organised and ritual magick.
Crowley had several encounters with Freemasonry in different guises, and used it as a source of valuable ceremonial in his works.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/1896/crowpage.html   (412 words)

  
 Chessville - Aleister Crowley…Chess Master?! - by Robert Tuohey
Crowley’s last years were spent in the small English town of Hastings (certainly not unknown to chess players); for some years he had been plagued by financial worries caused by the various scandals that swirled around him.
In the evenings, however, the elderly, though ever-bon-vivant, Crowley, strapped as he was for any ready cash, complained a bit of being bored: he said he wished he had a lady friend to occupy some of his time, or that at least there was a chess player around who could give him a decent game.
By the by, Aleister is Crowley’s reworking of Edward Alexander.
www.chessville.com /misc/History/PastPawns/AleisterCrowleyChessMaster.htm   (2911 words)

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