Café du Dôme

Café du Dôme, Paris, France

“At Eight o'clock I rose from sleep and putting on my Robe, began a little to meditate. For several reasons — the journey and business of the day before, etc., etc., I did not feel fresh. But forcing myself a little I rose and went out to the Café du Dôme where I took coffee and a brioche, after buying an exercise book in which to write this record. This was about 8.45; and now (10.10) I have written thus far.”—Aleister Crowley, John St. John

“But as I was ill last night, and as the morning has broken chill and damp, I will go to the Cafe du Dome and break my fast humbly with Coffee and Sandwich. May it strengthen me in my search for the Quintessence, the Stone of the Wise, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness!”—Aleister Crowley, John St. John


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