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Aleister Crowley was born in 1875 in Leamington, Warwickshire. His father was a wealthy brewer and his mother, an artist. He had three brothers and one sister.
He grew up with a great appreciation for art but he also loved adventure which is what led him to study theology at Cambridge University from the age of 17.
Crowley became interested in exploring mysticism while studying religion because he wanted to understand how it could help people reach enlightenment.
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About Aleister Crowley

birth of the author

12 October 1875

death of the author

1 December 1947

education of the author

Malvern College, Tonbridge School, Eastbourne College

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Trinity College, Cambridge

occupation of the author

Occultist, Poet, Mountaineer


Practically, Science is true; and Faith is foolish. โ€” Aleister Crowley

We place no reliance On virgin or pigeon; Our Method is Science, Our Aim is Religion. โ€” Aleister Crowley

The old spelling MAGICK has been adopted throughout in order to distinguish the Science of the Magi from all its counterfeits. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. there is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics. โ€” Aleister Crowley

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Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one’s conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the Will. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Your kiss is bitter with cocaine. โ€” Aleister Crowley


The man who denounces life merely defines himself as the man who is unequal to it. โ€” Aleister Crowley

the man who denounces life merely defines himself as the man who is unequal to it Aleister Crowley quote

Tell the truth, but lead so improbable a life that the truth will never be believed. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Magick is the Art of Life itself. โ€” Aleister Crowley

We must conquer life by living it to the full, and then we can go to meet death with a certain prestige. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life. โ€” Aleister Crowley

The average man cannot believe that an artist may be as serious and highminded an observer of life as the professed man of science. โ€” Aleister Crowley

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You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people. โ€” Aleister Crowley

I do not think we were afraid of death; life had become such an infinitely boring alternation between a period of stimulation which failed to stimulate and of depression which hardly even depressed. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Alas the Master; so he sinks in death. But whoso knows the mystery of man Sees life and death as curves of the same plan โ€” Aleister Crowley

I am inclined to agree with the Head Master of Eton that pรฆderastic passions among schoolboys ‘do no harm’; further, I think them the only redeeming feature of sexual life at public schools. โ€” Aleister Crowley

The people who have really made history are the martyrs. โ€” Aleister Crowley

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Anything which throws light upon the Universe, anything which reveals us to ourselves, should be welcome in this world of riddles. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfil it according to the law of light. โ€” Aleister Crowley

I believe in one Gnostic and Catholic Church of Light, Life, Love and Liberty, the Word of whose Law is THELEMA . โ€” Aleister Crowley

Light, Life and Love are like three glowโ€“worms at thy feet: the whole universe of stars, the dewdrops on the grass whereon thou walkest! โ€” Aleister Crowley

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people. โ€” Aleister Crowley

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Invoke often! Inflame thyself with prayer! โ€” Aleister Crowley

There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight is ever the son. โ€” Aleister Crowley

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The Holy Guardian Angel is the spiritual Sun of the Soul of the Adept. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Sex is the sacred song of the soul; Sex is the sanctuary of Self. โ€” Aleister Crowley

I was in the death struggle with self: God and Satan fought for my soul those three long hours. God conqueredโ€“now I have only one doubt leftโ€“which of the twain was God? โ€” Aleister Crowley

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Toronto as a city carries out the idea of Canada as a country. It is a calculated crime against the aspirations of the soul and the affection of the heart. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Like clouds in rain, like seas Exultant as they roll, We mix in ecstasies, And, as breeze melts in breeze, Thy soul becomes my soul. โ€” Aleister Crowley

This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another. โ€” Aleister Crowley


Truth! Truth! Truth! crieth the Lord of the Abyss of Hallucinations โ€” Aleister Crowley

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The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices. โ€” Aleister Crowley

What is the meaning of Initiation? It is the Path to the realisation of your Self as the sole, the supreme, the absolute of all Truth, Beauty, Purity, Perfection! โ€” Aleister Crowley

It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth. โ€” Aleister Crowley


The more necessary anything appears to my mind, the most certain it is that I only assert a limitation. โ€” Aleister Crowley

What is necessary is not to seek after some fantastic ideal, utterly unsuited to our real needs, but to discover the true nature of those needs, to fulfill them, and rejoice therein. โ€” Aleister Crowley

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It is necessary, in this world, to be made of harder stuff than one’s environment. โ€” Aleister Crowley

Morality can muddle mystical understanding and virtue is only necessary in so far as it favours success. All wisdom must be encompassed in order to achieve enlightenment. โ€” Aleister Crowley

It is only necessary to destroy in oneself the roots of those motives which determine a man’s course, in order to enjoy the omnipotence and immunity of a god. โ€” Aleister Crowley

It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people’s business. Each individual must be left free to follow his own path. โ€” Aleister Crowley

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