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The Wickedest Man on Earth – Aleister Crowley Documentary

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I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.
~ Aleister Crowley

Many will inform you to stay away from Aleister Crowley, especially if you are a practitioner who happens to be British like me. Many people who have been influenced by his magick and his books have had split experiences; they either had a wonderfully spiritual time, or they had such an evil experience that it almost cost them their lives. I highly recommend people stay away, unless you know you’ll be okay with the practices and the intensity of the energies that are manifested. If not… I have warned you.

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

I personally love his works. Some of his written workings are daunting, others are there purely for the reader’s common sense and intellect. It was as if he knew at some point new magickal students would read his stuff, and only the fittest student would understand, surely sifting out the weaker ones. He was from the old British world, when women did the housework and looked after the children, and men would go to work and never open up about anything. Stiff upper lip I say, and it should be so too, pip pip ol’ boy. I have only a few of his books, Liber777, Magick (Book 4 – compiling of books 1 – 4 1912) and The Book of the Law (1904)

Below is a documentary I watched years ago on Youtube, and I’ve just had a quick search to see if it is still there. Lo and behold the power of internet filing and technology! Enjoy.

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.
~Aleister Crowley

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Author: Sy Calaelen

Sy Calaelen is a British writer, blogger and Youtube vlogger, though she isn't filming at the moment. English literature graduate and future social work graduate. Both sites will focus on literary reviews, book lists, comic books and nerd chat, writing and novel tips, and discussions in magick, paganism and the occult. A mixture of everything from her. Reach out on social media from Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, GoodReads, and Pinterest.

7 thoughts on “The Wickedest Man on Earth – Aleister Crowley Documentary

  1. Great video thanks for sharing. I am always so creeped out by that picture of Crowley smiling in the mental institution gown.

  2. I did watch the documentary, interesting but left me feeling very uneasy to be honest, I am horrified. Forcing goatsto have sex with women and drinking cats blood. I mean if someone today did what he did we all be like ”hang him”. I think he was disgusting. I’m quite worried that people look up to him after he admitted doing such terrible things.

  3. A COUPLE OF SITES:
    Conjour Choronzon with pigeon pie: http://hermetic.com/crowley/the-vision-and-the-voice/aethyr10.html
    More Crowley crow: http://www.rxx.co.il/TextPage_EN.aspx?ID=7050451 (beware it is big)

  4. I think there’s some sort of misconception among folks that if you read, enjoy, and do workings of Crowley, that you, too, will become a narcissistic, drug-addicted asshole. But Crowley was much more than that, and his works come from a higher source. I rank him up there with any other genius of their genre, like Einstein, Jim Morrison, Beethoven, and Shakespeare. Who among them lived model lives, really? No one thinks that by enjoying their work you’ll become like them. It’s that “occult” thing people don’t like. Having these geniuses every generation or so helps to shake things up and it does give some of the more conservative bunch the vapors. I like to think some people can get beyond that to enjoy the benefits of having access to divine inspiration in the form of a human that lived to the extreme.

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