Aleister Crowley

Born 1875 Oct 12
Died 1947-12-01
Gender Male
Country United Arab Emirates

Aleister Crowley is the occultist and Satanist that is maybe the most well known. His works "The Book of the Law", "Magick in Theory and Practice" and "The Book of Thoth" are broadly used in occult circuits. Crowley himself didn't take much credit for having written them, as he stated they were written by automatic handwriting, being channeled from a higher being called Aiwaz (or Aiwass). This being said he had lived in Caldea during the reign of Hammurabis (around 1750 BC), but later, in his book "Magick in Theory and Practice", Crowley identified Aiwaz as his own genius. He was actually very proud of this book, which he used as a Bible for his own religion - Thelema. Crowley looked at man as a sleeping god who gradually started to understand what powers he possesses. He also taught that Satan was identical with the Sumerian devil/god Shaitan, who he stated had been worshiped in the Egyptian deserts long before the ages of the Pharaohs.

He was also a drug- and sex addict and was addicted both to opium, hashish, cocaine, mescaline, amphetamines and heroin, in order to perceive higher states of beingness (drug abuse is very common to occultists in general). When he discovered mescaline, he developed seven rituals, Rites of Eleusis, and rented Caxton Hall to demonstrate them. Later he opened up a Temple of Satan in London, where many high society ladies became his pupils. By that time Crowley had shaved his head and filed his canine teeth so sharp that he could initiate every new woman with a "kiss of the snake", as he gave them a bite either on the wrist or in the throat.

"Do what thou will shall be the whole of the Law" [The work of the OTO ... is geared towards the achievement of a world-spanning empire ... The Law "Do what thou wilt" is the law of this new state - a One World Government] was his motto for the OTO, which was the secret order he himself was the Grandmaster of. He rejected traditional morality in favor of the life of a drug addict and brutal womanizer ("I rave; and I rape and I rip and I rend" is a line from one of his poems). He even enjoyed being called the "wickedest man in the world". He was married twice, and both his wives went insane. Five of his mistresses committed suicide.

People who met Crowley verified that he had occult powers, and as an example William Seabrook tells the following story: Seabrook wanted a demonstration of Crowley's powers, so the latter chose a man by random out on the street and followed him, imitating his walk. Suddenly Crowley fell but was rapidly on his feet again. At the same time the other man fell on the sidewalk. Crowley and his companion helped the man up, and he looked confused, trying to find the banana peel.

Crowley was also the man who came up with putting backwards messages into musical recordings. Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin used this on some of their albums. Jimmy Page put a backward satanic message on the mega hit "Stairway to Heaven" ("Here's to my sweet Satan"). Page also bought Crowley's mansion in Scotland and was/is a true follower of his teaching, as was the late drummer John Bonham from the same group. Beatles also used backwards messages like "Paul is dead" on their albums and Crowley's head is present on the cover of  "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

Aleister Crowley was born in Warwickshire where he revolted against a strict religious childhood. He left his studies and became initiated into the secret order of the Golden Dawn in 1898. After some time he came into conflict with its leaders and went to Mexico. From there he traveled a lot, to India and Ceylon, where he studied yoga and Buddhism. Buddhism replaced his occult interests for a while, until he got a strange experience in Cairo, Egypt in 1904. By curiosity his wife Rose asked him to do an occult ritual. She then went into a state of trance and brought down a message from some strange being. "He's waiting for you", she told Crowley. "Him", she said, was Horus, the God of wars and the son of Osiris in the old Egyptian mythology.

At first, Crowley didn't believe her, so he started asking her a few questions to reveal her as a fraud. But Rose, who didn't know very much about the occult, gave the correct answers ...

The message that was sent to Crowley, told him to sit down by his desk a certain time three days in a row. He obeyed and in these three days he wrote "The Book of Law" with automatic writing. This means ones hand is moving by another force than ones own.

Crowley's messenger taught that the old Age of Osiris soon would follow by the new Age of Horus. But first Earth must bathe in blood. There should be a World War(!). The Book of Law told about a race of Superhuman and condemned the old religions, the pacifism, democracy, compassion and humanity. "Let my servants be few and secret, they shall reign over the many and the known", the Superhuman continued. The rest of the message goes in the same spirit. The lower races should be humiliated and condemned and even killed. It taught "no mercy". [Long before the Roswell incident, where a flying saucer crashed in the desert and dead aliens were found, Crowley made a drawing of one of his "messengers" called Lam - the drawing is identical with the Grey Aliens with the big black eyes, who nowadays are so well promoted in movies and among abducted].

The messenger also declared that Crowley was the Beast 666 from the "Book of Revelations" (13:18) who had come to destroy Christianity. He tried to forget the whole thing, but from 1909 and forwards, he started taking the messages seriously.

Crowley then left his former occult teacher MacGregor Mathers, who by then was a broken man. Mathers started a psychic war against Crowley. They contacted "demons" with which they attacked each other, and Mathers lost. Such demonic warfare is very common today among the Brotherhoods.

Long after his death, Crowley became a hero for many young people within the flower-power movement. The irony in all this is, that these young people cried for peace and love. Crowley in his turn welcomed the First World War, as necessary to sweep away the old age and start the new one. Since he revealed his revelations, he became the head of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis) in Germany, which gave him a great influence over similar people in Germany. It's also well known that Hitler was influenced by him and that Crowley himself tried to contact Hitler during the 2:d World War.