Quotes from the life and legacy of Aleister Crowley – Occultist, poet, magician and writer.
Best Aleister Crowley Quotes
Aleister Crowley was a prominent figure in the occult world. Often associated with dark magics, Crowley was a controversial figure in his time and is still considered a controversial figure by many today.
He was known for his unconventional and sometimes controversial lifestyle, which included drug use, sexual experimentation, and a fascination with the occult and esoteric. Aleister Crowley’s ideas and teachings have influenced many modern occult and magical movements, and he is often cited as one of the most important figures in the development of modern Western esotericism.
Crowley was also a prolific writer, publishing many works on magic, mysticism, and the occult. His most famous quote is : “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” There are also many others.
It is a terrible error to let any natural impulse, physical or mental, stagnate. Crush it out, if you will, and be done with it; or fulfil it, and get it out of the system; but do not allow it to remain there and putrefy. The suppression of the normal sex instinct, for example, is responsible for a thousand ills. In Puritan countries one inevitably finds a morbid preoccupation with sex coupled with every form of perversion and degeneracy
It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth.
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness
Since all things are God, in all things thou seest just so much of God as thy capacity affordeth thee
Famous Quotes By Aleister Crowley
People think that talking is a sign of thinking. It isn’t, for the most part’ on the contrary, it’s a mechanical dodge of the body to relieve oneself of the strain of thinking, just as exercising the muscles helps the body to become temporarily unconscious of its weight, its pain, its weariness, and the foreknowledge of its doom
For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect
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.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales
We must conquer life by living it to the full, and then we can go to meet death with a certain prestige
Quotes From Aleister Crowley
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
It is necessary, in this world, to be made of harder stuff than one’s environment
Black magic is not a myth. It is a totally unscientific and emotional form of magic, but it does get results — of an extremely temporary nature
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal
As soon as you put men together, they somehow sink, corporatively, below the level of the worst of the individuals composing it
Well Known Quotes Aleister Crowley
Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
In the absence of will-power, the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
Repeal all laws which assume that mankind is a herd of cattle.
Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion.
I did not hate God or Christ, but merely the God and Christ of the people whom I hated.
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people.
Every man and every woman is a star.
I am alone. There is no God where I am.
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As soon as you put men together, they somehow sink, corporatively, below the level of the worst of the individuals composing it.
The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.
The customer is usually wrong, but statistics indicate that it doesn’t pay to tell him so.
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.