Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley



Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, and prolific writer. His full name was Edward Alexander Crowley, and he was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. He was educated at Malvern College and Trinity College, Cambridge, before taking up a career in the British armed forces.

Crowley was a complex and controversial figure, and his life was full of contradictions and eccentricities. He was a mystic, a practitioner of the occult and a member of several secret societies. He was also known for his interest in theosophy, yoga, astrology, and alchemy. He was a prolific writer, and his works include The Book of the Law, the Holy Books of Thelema, and the Equinox of the Gods.

Crowley is best known as a prophet of Thelema, a religion he founded in 1904. Thelema is based on the Law of Thelema, which states that "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law". This law has been interpreted as a call to self-fulfillment and individual freedom. Crowley's writings and beliefs have had a lasting impact on the occult community and many of his works have been studied and discussed by occultists and magicians for over a century.

Crowley was also a controversial figure, and his life was filled with a variety of scandals and rumors. He was accused of being a Satanist, a drug user, and a womanizer. Despite the controversy, Crowley was a highly influential figure in occultism and his works continue to be studied and discussed by occultists and magicians today.

Aleister Crowley died in 1947, at the age of 72, in Hastings, England. He left behind a legacy as one of the most influential and controversial figures in occultism and the occult community. His works are still studied and discussed by occultists and magicians around the world, and his influence continues to be felt in the fields of occultism, Thelema, and ceremonial magic.

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