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John St. John @crowley:libers
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eeking rest from that Search! O my soul! --- lift thyself up; play the man, be strong; harden thyself against thy bitter Fate; f... sage from the Book of Abramelin:\\ "And thou wilt begin to inflame thyself in praying" ...\\ It is the sentence which goes o... rs was this temple in building. ... It has always been my custom on this night to look back over the y... travelled a bit, written a bit ... I seem to have been hard at it all the time --- and to have got not
Chapter 68 @crowley:confessions
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===== Chapter 68 ===== **68** The rites being over, and their lesson learnt, I felt free to go back to my beloved Sahara. As before, I took Neuburg with me and motored down from Algiers to bou Saâda to economiz... dant to the Aethyrs, but the time was not yet. We began, but the results were so unsatisfactory that w
LIBER ALEPH VEL CXI @crowley:book-of-wisdom-or-folly
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whereof by Consciousness and by Reason thou mayst be ignorant, unless by Fortune great and rare thou be already harmonized in thyself, the Outer with the Inner, which Grace is not com... he true Will, and the Nightmare a symbolic Battle between it and its Assailants in thyself. But there can be only one true Will, even as the... Dreams; for it is written that He giveth unto His Beloved in Sleep. Prepare thyself therefore in this Way, as a good Knight should do... the whole Matter lieth in thy Will, and to force thyself against thy Nature would be an Obstacle to thy Passage. But if I urge thee to
ZIP @crowley:the-vision-and-the-voice
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razor-edge of light suspended over the Abyss, and before me and above me are ranged the terrible armie... to him that is concealed, and glory unto her that beareth the cup, and glory unto the one that is the ... blessing throughout the Aeon unto the name of the Beast, four-square, mystic, wonderful! (v. II.) Who is this that travelleth between the hosts, that is poised upon the edge of t
LIT @crowley:the-vision-and-the-voice
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that art so dull of understanding, when wilt thou begin to annihilate thyself in the mysteries of the Aethyrs? For all that tho... ule is ended that hath bound thee, and this shall be thy rule: that thou shalt purify thyself, and anoint thyself with perfume; and thou shalt be in the sunlight, ... And now it is commanded thee that thou withdraw thyself from the Vision, and on the morrow, at the appointed hour, shall it be given thee further, as thou goest upon thy way, m... er nor brother, nor wife nor child, who hast made thyself lonely as the hermit crab that is in the waters of the Great Sea, behold! when the sistrons are shaken, and the trumpe
PAZ @crowley:the-vision-and-the-voice
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d an Angel speaks: Behold, this vision is utterly beyond thine understanding. Yet shalt thou endeavour to unite thyself with the dreadful marriage-bed. So I am torn asunder, nerve from nerve and vein from vein, and more ... s are useless. Blackness, blackness intolerable, before the beginning of the light. This is the first verse of Genesis. Holy art thou, Chaos, Chaos, Eter
Chapter LXXII: Education @crowley:magick-without-tears
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on</TEXT> Cara Soror, //Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.// Education means "leading... nce makes "confirmation strong as Holy Writ;" but beware of //à priori//. Do not be dogmatic; do not insist in the face of disappointment.  Astrology in e... alue to normal children; it is hardly possible to begin too early. Firstly, accustom his ear from the
On the Management of Blondes @crowley:vanity-fair
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prehending-demonstrator, Nietzsche, in the not-to-be-ever-forgotten spirit-remark “visiting them thyself, with unfaltering whip-arm,” laid down. //(Profe... the blonde and the brunette. The latter class may be defined as one who is biologically tired of being a blonde. The problem indicated by the title of th... ey invariably possess less heart. The analogy has been drawn between blondes and the chickens used by