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The First Chapter @legis:new-comment
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toxication, form which they will never awake. The Men of Faith will play the cup-bearers at this lifelong bacchanal, filling and ever filling again with the warm liquor that the Intelligences, in sad and sober privacy behind ... sorrow consists. I think that possibly the higher meaning is still attributed to will. === The New Co... ing in a visit to one's lawyer. Of course this is merely my personal view; a star who happened to be a
Chapter I @legis:magical-philosophical-commentaries
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ox Om Pax//((By Aleister Crowley, 1907. The title means "Light in Extension," a phrase used by Initiat... hysical sense. (The Proton and the Electron, in a metaphysical sense, suggest close analogies.) They a... given in the course of this Book; but I must here mention that the Brother mentioned in connexion with the Wizard Amalantrah((See //The Great Beast//, by
Chapter II @legis:magical-philosophical-commentaries
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d;' that is, without condition of any sort in the metaphysical sense. Only in the highest trances can ... dimensions wherein it had no extension. "Nothing" means nothing save from the point of view of "Two," ... appears somewhat disingenuous, since there is no means whatever of distinguishing any Union H + N = R... ound.//</TEXT> //A further development of higher meaning. This verse suggests an old mystical definit
The Djeridensis Working @eidolons
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agreed to accept the task they wished to lay upon me. “If I am to fill my office as I should, I must have first attained... d ninety rules of art” (I explain elsewhere the meaning of these figure). Likewise, in love, excess ... exceed!</b> </p> <dl><dd> Aiwass hastens to warn me that I must not take these words to mean that we should dilute our pleasures. We should not be gentee
The Tree of Life @jwmt:v1n3
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were too mangled to identify those whom had been killed. Simonides recalled to memory the order in which the guests were seated as ... to legend, he founded the first classical Art of Memory.[50] This framework continued in the classic... rsion in that the Romans taught their students to memorize large buildings according to certain rules ... coming of Christianity. The Christian monk had to memorize great deals of material and to be able to r
Book 4, Part II @crowley:book-4
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h; but how could I call that self-denial which is merely denial of those things which hamper the self? It is not suicide to kill the germs of malaria in one's blood. Now there a... all ignorance. Special practices for training the memory may be of some use as a preliminary for persons whose memory is naturally poor. In any case the Magical Re... ding to some psychologists, the mainspring of the mechanism by which civilized man has raised himself
The Paris Working @eidolons
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ook. </p><p>Therein busied, came inspiration unto me from the Most High, and this is the consideration... ccendat strike on the Akasa. Then immediately did Mercury manifest in his first form, as it is written... ita I:8&mdash; </p> <dl><dd>Thou hast appeared to me as a young boy mischievous and lovely, with thy w... nd Working</span></h2> <p>This next invocation of Mercury was done with a new-made Image of the God in
Chapter 53 @crowley:confessions
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so that it fell across the machan and very nearly killed one of the men. My best memory of Moharbhanj is not of tigers ... ion, that the streets through which I passed were filled with wildly excited crowds, all looking for me. "But he, passing through the midst of them, went... ry. But as a matter of fact people who lived with me for the last three years or so have noticed that ... In these recent cases, the observer who could see me quite plainly because in sympathy with me, could
The Virgin @fuller:star-in-the-west
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masters the grey snake.\\ Awake, O Love! and let me drink my fill\\ Of thee – and thou of me!((Why Jesus Wept, vol.... d Love!((Tannhäuser, vol. i. p. 239.)) </WRAP> “Kill me,” cries Tannhäuser. “In the kiss,” answers Venus... t> Were it not only that the selflessness \\ That fills me now, forbids the personal, \\ Casts out the indiv
Chapter 66 @crowley:confessions
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of the A.'. A.'. disguised as Victor Neuburg. We merely wanted to rough it a bit in a new and interes... tarted south, with no particular objective beyond filling our lungs with pure air and renewing the auste... el. I cannot imagine why or how the idea came to me. Perhaps I happened to have in my rucksack one of... king as sincere is this: over one hundred squares filled with letters were obtained --- in a manner whic
Chapter 65 @crowley:confessions
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ound that he had got her by the throat. On seeing me he let her go; she ran screaming into the house. He followed, swearing to kill her. I made a beeline for the drawing-room poker,... . But his wife got hot as he got cool. During the meal she tried to kill him, first by throwing the soup tureen and a few ... England now, separated most of the time, and only meeting when they feel they would like to squabble a... hat the other half of her life does not exist. To me both extremes seem equally the debauches of an un
Chapter 61 @crowley:confessions
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elf a writer of subtlety and distinction, but she filled me with fascination and horror. She gave me the idea of a devourer of human corpses, being he... prang up for the few days {557} necessary to give me the required inspiration for my climax. I could o... uestion the high-water mark of my imagination, my metrical fluency, my wealth of expression, and my po
Chapter 68 @crowley:confessions
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journey as ours. The events of a single day would fill a fat folio. The more obvious adventures are really the least memorable, yet these are the only things which are c... a half. The last stage was pretty bad. It taught me a useful lesson about physical endurance. Most men who have practised athletics, even mildly, know the meaning of the phrase "second wind". One's original
The Looking-Glass @fuller:star-in-the-west
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satire, sonorous heroics and blank verse at times merge into the most raucous of Hudibrasian doggerel,... s are flung around us, and the hot kisses of some Messaline suffocate our very breath, leading us into... f those who are born children by the daughters of men to the sons of God, sweet as that mystic fruit w... f his ideal realized. By soul we naturally do not mean a haloed fowl strumming dithyrambs on a harp, o
Chapter 64 @crowley:confessions
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ng this walk across Spain, I had much leisure for meditation. I was pledged to do my work in the world, and that meant my becoming a public character and one sure to... he most ordinary sense of the word. It seemed to me that my first duty was to prove to the world that... as so stupendous that it made the price pitifully mean, save that, like the widow's mite, it was all I
Chapter 43 @crowley:confessions
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De Lege Libellum @eidolons
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Chapter 56 @crowley:confessions
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Chapter 69 @crowley:confessions
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Chapter 48 @crowley:confessions
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FILL ME KILL ME @information:fill-me-kill-me
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The Black Arts @fuller
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Chapter 42 @crowley:confessions
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The Opium-Smoker @crowley:equinox:i:ii
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Prologue: The Garden of Eros @crowley:worlds-tragedy
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NEW HEAVEN NEW EARTH @information:new-heaven-new-earth
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Shared Obligations @kimbell:letters
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FREEDOM IS IN PERIL @information:freedom-is-in-peril
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Dedicace @crowley:white-stains
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Liber OZ sub figura LXXVII @crowley:libers
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Osiris @sabazius
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