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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; for at the End thou shalt find Him; and ye shall enter in ... ing; even unto the Garden of Lilies; and ye shall be One for evermore. So mote it be! {27}\\ Yet now --- ah now! --- I am but a dead man. Within me and wi
Chapter 68 @crowley:confessions
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al powers in the greatest measure but they should be so collected and controlled that they cannot be excited by inadequate stimulation. The puritan is al... He does not understand that sensibility is not to be cured by protecting it from the obvious stimuli. ... eople like Pliny, Strabo and Plato need no longer be scouted as fantastic. I at least see no reason to
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... symbolic Battle between it and its Assailants in thyself. But there can be only one true Will, even as there can be only one proper Motion in any Body, no matter of ... 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... it is an Expression of thine own Will, and it may be a Discovery thereof, which Thing thou vehemently
ZIP @crowley:the-vision-and-the-voice
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il the breath touch that dry dust. Until the Ibis be revealed unto the Crab, and the sixfold Star beco... r and the Babe are my companions. Let the banquet be prepared in the palace of the King's daughter. Let the lights be kindled; Are not we the children of the light? //... the Aethyrs, there is not one which is worthy to be compared with her littlest finger-nail. For altho
LIT @crowley:the-vision-and-the-voice
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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... hou shalt summon the Scribe, and that which shall be written, shall be written. Therefore I withdraw myself, as I am commanded. The Desert Between Bensh
PAZ @crowley:the-vision-and-the-voice
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rs! The end of things is come upon us; the day of be-with-us is at hand! For he hath created the unive... inuous, without breaks or beats. If there seem to be vibration therein, it is because of the imperfect... understanding. Yet shalt thou endeavour to unite thyself with the dreadful marriage-bed. So I am torn asu... of Destiny; for Cosmos must come, and the balance be set up where there was no need of balance, becaus
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... as Holy Writ;" but beware of //à priori//. Do not be dogmatic; do not insist in the face of disappoint... a placard and say, "I really do believe there'll be some there"—and lo! it was so.  Then they would w... Truth.  And it is this, that since that which can be thought is not true, every Statement is in some s
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... ondes in our own day—and city. A blonde //must// be fluffy; or she is not a true blonde. Further, she... ke Archimedes without his fulcrum. You must never be brutal with a blonde. With a brunette you may, na
Liber Pyramidos sub figurâ DCLXXI @crowley:libers
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e.\\ I do not know why–I ask in vain–\\ Unless it be that I am Thine.\\ I am Mentu his truth-telling b... lost, where the Serpent upstarts.\\ –For though I be joined to the Earth,\\ In the Innermost Shrine of... hu that the teeth of the crocodiles sever\\ Shall be mighty in heaven for ever & ever!\\ Yea! but I am... \\ Asar Un-nefer! through the rended Veil.\\ I am Thyself, with all Thy brilliance decked–\\ Khabs-Am-Pekht
The Soul of the Desert @crowley:the-soul-of-the-desert
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God, the ecstasy of things. This soul can never be injured, never marred, never defiled. Yet all thi... the act of asserting it was One. This theory may be found not too remote from truth by whoso returns ... ance he falls sick, and no doctor is near, he may be able to cure himself. If Thought then be that which troubles the soul, there is but one way to take.
Liber HAD sub figurâ DLV @crowley:libers
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of V.V.V.V.V.)// - Worship, //i.e.// identify thyself with, Nuit, as a lambent flame of blue, all-touch... with Light ineffable. And let him beware lest he be dazzled by that Light.\\ //This is the first prac... n and every woman is a star." Let this conception be that of Life, the giver of Life, and let him perc... , or diseased, or otherwise unworthy. And let him be exceeding proud and joyous.\\ //This is the first