Aleister Crowley: His Story, His Elite Ties and His Legacy

Dec 14th, 2011 | Category: Hidden Knowledge | 48 comments

The man who revelled in being called “Great Beast 666″ and dubbed by the press as the “Wickedest Man in History” was more than a theatrical occultist: Aleister Crowley is at the heart of one of the most influential movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. He also had ties with some of the world’s most powerful figures, even working with the British Intelligence Agency MI-5. This article describes the life and works of occultist Aleister Crowley and looks at his ties with the world elite which facilitated the propagation of the Thelema.

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Although he is considered to be the most influential occultist of the 20th century and was recognized by the BBC as the 73rd “greatest Briton of all time”, most people have never heard of Aleister Crowley. The English occultist, mystic and ceremonial magician is incredibly popular in some circles (occultists, artists, celebrities, etc.) but completely unknown to the average person. And why should he be known? What did he accomplish? Simply put, he foreshadowed the radical philosophical change that would sweep the Western civilization during the 20th century. By founding the philosophy of Thelema and announcing the coming of a New Aeon, Crowley did not only formulate the major philosophical precepts of the 21st century, he was part of the Illuminist motor that promoted it.

Because of Crowley’s sexual rituals, drug consumption and dabblings in Black Magick (he introduced the letter “k” at the end of “magic” to differentiate it from the entertainment kind) , Crowley was maligned and heavily criticized by the press during his lifetime. However, declassified documents have since revealed that the “Great Beast 666″ led a double life: Crowley apparently maintained ties with the British Government and worked with the British intelligence and high-ranking members of the American Government. The O.T.O.–the secret society he popularized–held within its ranks some of the most influential people of the time, who in turn used their power to further the advancement of its main philosophy: the Thelema.

His Youth

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Young Crowley

Crowley was born to a wealthy and religious family. His parents were part of the Exclusive Brethren, a conservative faction of the Christian denomination  called the Plymouth Brethren. His father, a traveling preacher for his sect, was particularly devout and was said to read a chapter from the verse to his wife and son every day after breakfast. [1. Lawrence Sutin, “Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley] While Crowley maintained a good relationship with his father, he despised his mother, who described him as “the beast” – a name he later adopted as his life-long moniker.

After losing his father to lung cancer at age 11, Crowley inherited the family fortune and went on studying English literature at Trinity College in Cambridge. It is during those academic years that Crowley began renouncing and even rebelling against his Christian background.  He seriously questioned the Bible, partook in sexual activities with local girls and prostitutes and developed an acute interest in occultism. Another symbolic step towards his self-affirmation was his name change from Edward Alexander to Aleister. Here’s an excerpt from his autobiography describing the reasons behind his name change:

“For many years I had loathed being called Alick, partly because of the unpleasant sound and sight of the word, partly because it was the name by which my mother called me. Edward did not seem to suit me and the diminutives Ted or Ned were even less appropriate. Alexander was too long and Sandy suggested tow hair and freckles. I had read in some book or other that the most favourable name for becoming famous was one consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee, as at the end of a hexameter: like Jeremy Taylor. Aleister Crowley fulfilled these conditions and Aleister is the Gaelic form of Alexander. To adopt it would satisfy my romantic ideals. The atrocious spelling A-L-E-I-S-T-E-R was suggested as the correct form by Cousin Gregor, who ought to have known better. In any case, A-L-A-I-S-D-A-I-R makes a very bad dactyl. For these reasons I saddled myself with my present nom-de-guerre—I can’t say that I feel sure that I facilitated the process of becoming famous. I should doubtless have done so, whatever name I had chosen.” [2. Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography]

Perhaps Crowley’s most significant experiences of his youth were his homosexual relations which, according to his later biographer Lawrence Sutin, led him to an “encounter with an immanent deity”. This triggered in him a great interest in occultism, secret societies and, more specifically, what he will later call Sex Magick.

Secret Societies

Crowley in magician regalia

Crowley in magician regalia

In his late twenties, Crowley joined many esoteric groups where he was either admired and rose high in the ranks or despised and expelled. Inspired by Arthur E. Waite’s book, The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts, Crowley joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn–known as the “Great White Brotherhood” –in 1898. This secret society held within its membership elite and highly influential members of society. There he was introduced to ceremonial magic and the ritualistic usage of drugs.

In 1899, he reportedly became a member of the Old George Pickingil witch coven. However, he was not welcomed for long as a result of his irresponsible attitude and his inclinations toward homosexuality (which was shocking at that time, even to witches). The priestess of his coven later described him as “a dirty minded, evilly-disposed and vicious little monster!” [3. Rosemary Ellen Guiley, The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft]

Crowley also became a high-ranking Freemason, joining several lodges and acquiring several Masonic degrees. In his autobiography, Crowley described his attainment of the 33rd (and last) degree of the Scottish Rite in Mexico:

“Don Jesus Medina, a descendant of the great duke of Armada fame, and one of the highest chiefs of Scottish Rite free-masonry. My cabbalistic knowledge being already profound by current standards, he thought me worthy of the highest initiation in his power to confer; special powers were obtained in view of my limited sojourn, and I was pushed rapidly through and admitted to the thirty-third and last degree before I left the country.” [4. Op. Cit. Crowley]

With the help of prominent author and Freemason John Yarker, Crowley obtained other Masonic degrees including the 3° In France by the Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 343, 33° of the irregular ‘Cerneau’ Scottish Rite and 90°/95° of the Rite of Memphis/Misraim. [5. Op. Cit Sutin] According to the United Grand Lodge of England however, whose recognition is generally considered the standard for Masonic validity, none of these Masonic bodies were considered regular and he was never considered an official Freemason.

 

“The Book of the Law”, the Thelema and the Aeon of Horus

In 1904, Crowley and his new wife Rose visited Egypt for their honeymoon. It is during this trip that he wrote his most famous book Liber Legis, The Book of the Law, which would become the cornerstone of his life.

According to his own account, Crowley’s wife led him into a museum in Cairo where she showed him a seventh century BCE mortuary stele known as the Stele of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu (which will be later revered as the Stele of Revealing). Crowley was astounded by the exhibit’s number: 666, the number of the Beast in the Book of Revelation.

The Stele of Revealing, exhibit number 666.

The Stele of Revealing, exhibit number 666.

Later during their stay in Egypt, Crowley and Rose took part in a magical ritual during which he alleges to have received a message from an entity named Aiwass. As a result of this communication, Crowley wrote the first three chapters of the Book of the Law – a mystical text which, he believed, would revolutionize the future of mankind.

“It announced the advent of a new eon in which Crowley has become the priest-prince of a new religion, the Age of Horus. He was to formulate a link between humanity and the “solar-spiritual force, during which the god Horus would preside for the next two thousand years over the evolution of consciousness on this planet. (…)

The message from Aiwaz, whom Crowley understood to be his own guardian angel, convinced him that his mission in life was to give the coup de grace to the Age of Osiris with its moribund appendage, the Christian faith, and build on the ruins a new religion based on the law of the Thelema – Greek for ‘will’.” [6. Peter Tompkins, The Magic of Obelisks]

Cover of the Book of the Law

Cover of the Book of the Law

“Had! The manifestation of Nuit.
The unveiling of the company of heaven.
Every man and woman is a star.
Every number is infinite; there is no difference.
Help me, o warrior lord of Thebes, in my unveiling before the Children of men!”

– The opening lines of the Book of the Law

“By his adepts, the Book of the Law was described as containing occult formulae of cosmic scope, “some openly expressed, some veiled in the most complex web of qabalistic ciphers ever woven into a single text.” Nor was it just a piece of “automatic writing,” said Crowley, but a clear cut message from an intelligence of superhuman power and knowledge, some extraterrestrial transcendental source, “one of the real hidden masters who would thereafter manifest to him.” [7. Ibid.]

According to Crowley’s protégé Kenneth Grant, anyone possessing the capacity for understanding the language of symbolism “will be staggered with the accuracy of the summary of the spirit of the eon”. [8. Op Cit. Thompson] In other words, the same way the Bible ruled over Western Civilization during the past two millenniums, the Thelema would describe the spirit of the next two thousand years.

“In  the Aeon of Horus the dualistic approach to religion will be transcended through the abolition of the present notion of a God external to oneself. The two will be united. “Man will no longer worship God as an external factor, as in Paganism, or as an internal state of consciousness, as in Christianity, but will realize his identity with God.” The new Aeon of Horus, based on the union of the male and female polarities, will involve the magical use of semen and ecstasy, culminating in an apotheosis of matter – “in the realization of the old Gnostic notion that matter is not dual but one with the Spirit” — symbolized by the androgynous Baphomet of the Templars and the Illuminati.” [9. Ibid.]

The Book of the Law became the basis of Thelema, which revolved around three key philosophical ideas:

1- Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law;

2- Love is the law, Love under will;

3- Every man and every woman is a star.

The unicursal hexagram, main symbol of the Thelema

The unicursal hexagram, main symbol of the Thelema

It is widely believed that the saying “Do What Thou Wilt” means “do what you want”, therefore describing an egoistic quest for instant gratification and pleasure. However, initiates of the philosophy disagree with this description of the axiom as they believe it is meant to be interpreted on a metaphysical level. Thelema is Greek for “The Will”. The main aim of this philosophy is the realization of one’s True Will, which is described as one’s “higher calling” or purpose in life, regardless of ethical or moral barriers.

“There are no “standards of Right”. Ethics is balderdash. Each Star must go on its own orbit. To hell with “moral principle”; there is no such thing.” [10. Aleister Crowley, The Old and New Commentaries to Liber AL]

Crowley incorporated these teachings into his newly-founded A.’. A.’. (Argenteum Astrum or the Silver Star), a magical order meant to be a successor of the defunct Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. To generate interest in his order, Crowley also published The Equinox – A Journal of Scientific Illuminism (a term borrowed from Adam Weishaupt’s Order of the Illuminati) where he divulged esoteric rituals and techniques. His later work entitled Book of Lies captured the attention of the head of the Ordo Templi Orienti (O.T.O) Theodor Reuss, who soon made him an initiate and Grand Master of the O.T.O. The reason given for such a recognition: his knowledge of sexual magic.

The O.T.O. and Sex Magick

Crowley, known as the “Great Baphomet” of the O.T.O.

Crowley, known as the “Great Baphomet” of the O.T.O.

The O.T.O’s magical and initiatory system has among its innermost reaches a set of teachings on sex magick . One might even observe that the acronym of this order is rather phallic. Sex magick is the use of the sex act, or the energies, passions or arousals it evokes, as a point of which to focus the will or magical desire in the non-sexual world. It has been equated with the “life force” and the “kundalini”. Through the ritualistic use of sexual techniques, inspired by Tantric schools of the East, the initiate can use the immense potency of sexual energy to reach higher realms of spirituality.

“The order had rediscovered the great secret of the Knights Templar, the magic of sex, not only the key to ancient Egyptian and hermetic tradition, but to all the secrets of nature, all the symbolism of Freemasonry, and all systems of Religion.” [11. Theodor Reuss, Oriflamme]

To set in motion the “occult forces which would result in the illumination of all by 2000 A.D.,” Crowley became convinced that his mission was to “cure the world from sexual repression”. To achieve his goal, he determined to study every detail of sexual behavior and bring every sexual impulse up to the region of rational consciousness. To this end he experimented with altered states of consciousness, including hashish, cocaine and opium.

Crowley would eventually introduce (not without protest) the practice of homosexual sex magick into the O.T.O. as one of the highest degrees of the Order for he believed it to be the most powerful formula. [12. Jason Newcomb, Sexual Sorcery] It was clear that Crowley felt the accusations against the original Templars of practising sodomy and orgies with women had been based in fact, but not understood by their detractors.

Crowley also kept with him a series of “Scarlet Women”: the best known of these was Leah Hirsig, the so-called “Ape of Thoth”. Together they would indulge in drinking sessions, drugs and sexual magic. It is believed that Crowley made multiple attempts with several of these women to begat a “Magickal child” (see Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby), none of which reportedly worked. He instead fictionalized his attempts in a book called “Moonchild”, published in 1929.

Cover of Moonchild by Aleister Crowley

Cover of Moonchild by Aleister Crowley

In the Thelema, the Scarlet woman is equated with Babalon – The Great Mother, the Mother of Abominations of the book of Revelation. Crowley and his protégés would often dabble and experiment with this concept.

Secret Agent 666

As Crowley’s antics were picked up by the press, he soon became infamous as a black magician, a satanist and drug addict and would be dubbed “The Wickedest Man in the World”. However, unclassified documents revealed that this did not stop the British intelligence from hiring him as an agent. (It was not the first time that the British Crown hired the services of renown occultists; a famous example of such association can be found in the link between John Dee and Queen Elizabeth I.)

The most significant work on the subject of Crowley’s spy career is Richard B. Spence’s Agent 666. Using documents gleaned from British, American, French and Italian archives, Secret Agent 666 sensationally reveals that Crowley played a major role in the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the government of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess.

Cover of Spence’s Secret Agent 666

Cover of Spence’s Secret Agent 666

During his research Spence uncovered a document from the U.S. Army’s old Military Intelligence Division supporting Crowley’s own claim to having been a spy:

“Aleister Crowley was an employee of the British Government … in this country on official business of which the British Consul, New York City has full cognizance” [13. Richard A. Spence quoting a U.S. military document, Secret Agent 666]

According to Spence:

“Crowley was an adept amateur psychologist, had an uncanny ability to influence people and probably utilized hypnotic suggestion in his undercover work. The other thing he made good use of was drugs. In New York, he carried out very detailed studies on the effects of mescaline (peyote). He would invite various friends over for dinner, fix them curry and dose the food with mescaline. Then he observed and took notes on their behavior. Mescaline was later used by intelligence agencies for experiments in behavior modification and mind control.” [14. Op. Cit. Spence]

During World War II, Crowley became editor of a pro-German magazine called The Fatherland, in which he published incendiary, anti-British articles. He later claimed that these writings were so absurd and outlandish that they ultimately helped the cause of the British. Crowley also proposed many ideas to help the allies, most of which were rejected. One of them, while initially dismissed, was later implemented. This involved dropping occult pamphlets on the German countryside that predicted dire outcome for the war and depicted Nazi leadership as Satanic. His expertise in communications, propaganda and the management of public opinion would be used to make his Thelema a major force in today’s popular culture.

Important Protégés

As head of the O.T.O in California, Crowley tutored many individuals who had a great impact on American Society. One of them is Jack Parsons.

Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons, was an American rocket propulsion researcher at the California Institute of Technology. He was one of the principal founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corp. His rocket research was some of the earliest in the United States, and his pioneering work in the development of solid fuel and the invention of JATO units for aircraft was of great importance to the start of humanity’s space age. The noted engineer Theodore von Kármán, Parsons’s friend and benefactor, declared that the work of Parsons and his peers helped usher in the age of space travel. In fact, the Parsons crater on the dark side of the moon is named after him.

“He (Jack Parsons) has been described as ‘the one single individual who contributed the most to rocket science’ and as an individual ‘who traveled under sealed orders from the US Government’” [15. Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare]

Behind closed doors, Parsons was deeply steeped in occultism and became a prominent member of the O.T.O., where he partook in rather extreme sex magick rituals:

“Among Parsons’ many sex partners was that of his own mother (their incestuous encounters were filmed). Both mother and son engaged in bestiality and both appear to have been among that species of psychotic who can function normally in public and achieve positions of authority over others.” [16. Ibid.]

In 1942, Parsons was appointed as head of the Agapé O.T.O. Lodge by Aleister Crowley. Like Crowley, Parsons was obsessed with the idea of creating a “magickal child” with Babalon or the Scarlet Woman.

“The purpose of Parson’s operation has been underemphasized. He sought to produce a magickal child who would be a product of her environment rather than of her heredity. Crowley himself describes the Moonchild in just these terms. The Babalon Working itself was preparation for what was to come: a Thelemic messiah.” [17. Richard Metger, John Whiteside Parsons: Anti-Christ Superstar]

Parsons with fellow members of Agape Lodge.

Parsons with fellow members of Agape Lodge.

There was no clear separation between Parson’s professional and occult lives. In fact, he was known to recite Crowley’s poem Hymn to Pan before each rocket test.

Thrill with the lissome lust of the light,
O man! My man!
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady!
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and satyrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white ass, come over the sea
To me, to me,
Come with Apollo in bridal dress
(Shepherdess and pythoness)
Come with Artemis, silken shod,
And wash thy white thigh, beautifal God,
In the moon of the woods, on the marble mount,
The dimpled dawn of the amber fount!
Dip the purple of passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare,
The soul that startles in eyes of blue
To watch thy wantonness weeping through
The tangled grove, the gnarled bole
Of the living tree that is spirit and soul
And body and brain – come over the sea,
(Io Pan! Io Pan!)
Devil or God, to me, to me,
My man! My man!
Come with trumpets sounding shrill
Over the hill!
Come with drums low muttering
From the spring!
Come with flute and come with pipe!
Am I not ripe?
I, who wait and writhe and wrestle
With air that hath no boughs to nestle
My body, weary of empty clasp,
Strong as a lion and sharp as an asp –
Come, O come!
I am numb
With the lonely lust of devildom.
Thrust the sword through the galling fetter,
All-devourer, all begetter;
Give me the sign of the Open Eye,
And the token erect of thorny thigh,
And the word of madness and mystery,
O Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! Pan Pan! Pan,
I am a man:
Do as thou wilt, as a great god can,
O Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! I am awake
In the grip of the snake.
The eagle slashes with beak and claw;
The Gods withdraw;
The great beasts come, Io Pan! I am borne
To death on the horn
Of the Unicorn.
I am Pan! Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! Pan!
I am thy mate, I am thy man,
Goat of thy flock, I am gold, I am god,
Flesh to thy bone, flower to thy rod.
With hoofs of steel I race on the rocks
Through solstice stubborn to equinox.
I rave; and I rape and I rip and I rend
Everlasting, world without end,
Mannikin, maiden, maenad, man,
In the might of Pan.
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! Pan! Io Pan!

– Aleister Crowley’s “Hymn to Pan”

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Pan

Parson later associated with an individual who would become hugely influential: L. Ron Hubbard, the man who would establish the Church of Scientology.

L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard

Parsons took a great liking to Hubbard, who was then a U.S. Navy Captain, and initiated him to the secrets of the O.T.O.

“In a 1946 communiqué to Crowley, Parsons wrote: ‘About three months ago I met (US Navy) Capt. L. Ron. Hubbard…Although Ron has no formal training in Magick, he has an extraordinary amount of experience and understanding in the field…He is the most thelemic person I have ever met and is in complete accord with our principles. He is also interested in establishing the New Aeon…We are pooling our resources in a partnership that will act as a limited company to control our business ventures.” [18. Ibid.]

Portion of a 1969 article on the link between Hubbard and Crowley.

Portion of a 1969 article on the link between Hubbard and Crowley.

Hubbard’s Church of Scientology is today an extremely influential and well-funded sect that boasts within its ranks more than 8 million members, including high-profile celebrities like Tom Cruise, Will Smith, John Travolta and Lisa Marie Presley.

Popular Culture

Although Crowley died nearly penniless, fighting a heroin addiction, his legacy is nevertheless nothing less than colossal. Crowley’s impact on today’s popular culture is noticeable on many levels, whether it is through direct references to his persona or through Thelema-inspired works.

The most obvious examples of Crowley’s influence on popular culture are the references made by the rock stars who were enamored with his persona and philosophy such as the Beatles and Jimmy Page.

Crowley on the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover

Crowley on the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover

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Jay-Z wearing a shirt with Crowley’s most famous saying: “Do What Thou Wilt”

Jay-Z wearing a shirt with Crowley’s most famous saying: “Do What Thou Wilt”

Crowley also inspired numerous movie characters including Le Chiffre – James Bond’s arch-villain in Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale and Satanist witch Adrian Marcato in Rosemary’s Baby. Today, references to Crowley and his Thelema can be found in odd places such as the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! where one of the characters of the series is named Alister in honor of him. This character bears on his forehead “The Seal of Orichalcos”, which is a carbon-copy of Crowley’s unicursal hexagram.

Alister bearing the unicursal hexagram on his forehead.

Alister bearing the unicursal hexagram on his forehead.

Beyond these direct references, an astute analyst can detect the influence of Crowley’s Thelemic philosophy and his vision of a New Aeon in countless mass media products. In fact, prominent members of the O.T.O. were (and still are) heavily involved in the production of Hollywood movies, embedding within their plots Thelemic tenets. Science fiction is a favored genre to expose viewers to predictive programming.

“OTO initiates authored mass market stories, especially science fiction, with subliminal, occult themes published in popular books and magazines. Among the most influencial of these were Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, A.H. White’s Rocket to the Morgue and the aforementioned Arthur C. Clarke’s “The Sentinel” and Childhood’s End. (…)

By means of the newly burgeoning genre of science fiction, the OTO was able to shape the vision of America through predictive programming, which forecasts an “inevitable future,” thereby influencing everything from the architecture of our cities to the design of our automobiles and conception of what constitutes “progress and liberation” in the future. (…)

The OTO’s ability to transform America consisted in the linkage of this brazen lying with science and science fiction, molding media and medicine in their image and likeness and creating a new “Thelemic” religion for the masses.” [19. Ibid.]

 

In Conclusion

Today, Crowley is regarded as either a misunderstood mystical genius or a depraved charlatan, a prophet for an era of spiritual enlightenment or a Satanic harbinger of the Anti-Christ, an agent for the sexual liberation of mankind or drug-addicted pederast. Were his spiritual visions true or did he con thousands of followers? Answering this question today is practically irrelevant. As a youth, Crowley wished to become a celebrity and to change the course of history and, in his own way, he accomplished both objectives.  Not only did his peculiar character make him something of a cult icon, his philosophic and esoteric works are today a major force influencing mainstream culture, values and spirituality.

Unlike most historical figures who lose their relevancy as the years go by, Crowley’s influence is steadily increasing in the 21st century. This is not only a result of luck or natural evolution, however. Crowley and his O.T.O. maintained ties with high-level members of the British and American governments, as well as with influential figures in science, law and culture. The world’s elite, predominated by Illuminist values, are in perfect accord with Crowley’s Thelema. These connections facilitated the dissemination and acceptance of his works in popular culture. Crowley did not only predict society’s abandonment of traditional religions and the embrace the Aeon of Horus, he was part of the motor that made these changes happen. His vision of a New Aeon also coincides with the Illuminati’s age-old plan for a secular world order ruled by an “enlightened” elite. The wording might be different, but the hermetic philosophical background is the same. Let’s say that Crowley and the Establishment see “eye to eye” on the subject … and this eye is the Eye of Horus.

 

 




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48 Comments to “Aleister Crowley: His Story, His Elite Ties and His Legacy”

  1. BluBoy says:

    I knew of this guy before i actually started visting this site and he is the perfect example of a person who dealt deeply with the occult, freemasonry, magick, hermeticism, rituals etc.

    he is known for deciphering ancient occult rituals and referenced alot by the older rock and roll stars (As seen above) Even recently i saw that Taylor Momsen wearing a Tshirt with his face on

  2. carlos farinha says:

    Hello and good evening.It is well written and documented, but incomplete.I have just a few comments to make;1-Aleister Crowley was a pedophile, many children suffered in your hands.2nd-the deaths of their wives in a bizarre and strange, and mysterious.

    • annonymous says:

      fk you dog , dont dare acuse aleister of that , he will b the one rapeing you in hell

      • Frank Smith says:

        You are a deeply damaged soul, as are all the followers of this pathetic corrupted monster

        May you find the light of healing you so obviously need

    • eddie says:

      as with all accusations that are outlandish, you present no evidence.

  3. mcurb says:

    I believe Sean David Morton asserts that Crowley is Barbara Bush's real father. That would make him the Dubya's grandfather and GHWB's father in law.

    The story goes that Barbara Bush's mother went to England, fell in with Crowley, became one of his sex partners, and returned to the USA pregnant with Barbara Bush.

    • BluBoy says:

      Ive read that also, but it would make alot of sense if he is but ya never know…………..

    • Michael says:

      I just looked up Mrs. Bush online. There is a STRONG physical resemblence between herself & Crowley. It is also said the Bush Family is heavily involved w/ the Occult.

  4. Sarah says:

    it is also said that five of his mistresses commit suicide and both of his wife's end up in asylum.

    • Truthseeker2013 says:

      The five that commit suicide; is it his dealings with MK programming or the type of programming he perfected or induced drug alters. And for the one's in the asylum was it because their wills were so strong and they rejected being submitted to mind control or some memories were resurfacing about what could have been done to them while under his influence and the only way to ensure complete memory swipe was electroshock , torture and the like from a mental institution?

      Also did he have the power and influence as such people that the english monarchy reports to in englad called "the city"?

      Just curious

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey check this out, found it on a Beyonce Add for her New tour: Crazy stuff Read with Care

    Quote from (Jamillah)

    I don't think its that there are haters so much. People need to know that Beyonce and Jay Z are Public Thelemites whom follow Aleister Crowley. He is a known satanist and is known for perverted sexuality. Don't you find that a bit questionable as to what both of their messages are to the general public? That does beg one to question a bit of what they are both up to following such cults. I'm sorry but that needs a serious look into. Granted they appear as nice people but why would nice people be part of and Aleister Crowley cult? Curious of your thoughts on that.

    Response Quote: (Tyrone)

    I've heard that, hey here's a link to those people and what they do. They aren't Freemasons as alot of people mistake but they have some wierd degrees. Like its some twisted sheeet.
    http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/Ordo_Templi

    This one is waaay out like I feel bad even telling people I found this stuff.
    http://parareligion.ch/sunrise/xi.htm

  6. Truthseeker2013 says:

    Overall, great read VC as always. You keep helping me unblock my "suggestive" mind prgramming. I am. Asci-fi fan and after watching Star Trek and being introduced to the Borg, it sent me reeling back to my paralyzing episodes in watching horror films.

    Thanks, I can come to terms with a lot of the predictive programming now. Wow

  7. bayoucat says:

    You put a lot of research into your articles. You definitely help make connections to certain events that I notice. Keep educating the masses.

  8. banner says:

    It's weird that this is over a year old and people just started commenting on it. I'm joining the O.T.O. at the moment and I can tell you it's not that mysterious. It's not like how it used to be, I don't think. The people there are so obviously limited by their morality.
    But there always needs to be certain people to revive the spirit in things. I'm going to join, then I know this girl who is so easily manipulated (she was molested when she was younger, so she has a tendency toward it). I want to use the ambiance of the church and the notion of ancient teachings to help further dissociate her and from there give her an alter, she'll be my first scarlet lady.

    You people should really open your eyes to things. Absolute selfishness leads to absolute altruism, this is a form of the duality. Through evolution we become more and more willful, all with a goal of bringing conscousness to an unconcious god. Uniting the insane mind of the world under one sane banner.

    • qqqq says:

      how giving her alter will raise her consciousness?

    • touchstone says:

      OTO are pervert psychopaths who take it up the bum.

      • Toxo says:

        …due to early infection with brain parasites. The parasites control the hosts' behavior especially with respect to sexuality (transmission) and control / oppression of others. The voices in the head, paranoia, schizophrenia, psychopathy, risk-taking, suicidal tendencies, etc. are all manifestations of the control of the parasite over the host. Homo Sapiens has been around for the blink of an eye compared to insects such as ants, bees who have been already hierarchically organized by an external biological factor. Homo Sapiens is currently being "insectualized" by Toxoplasma gondii. Those most controlled by the brain parasites will be most controlling and oppressive.

    • Jellified Skunk says:

      You are so obviously a troll its not funny. A rather smart one, I will give you that, but a troll none-the-less. How do you people not realize this?

    • Truth in Love says:

      The million dollar question: Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here's a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God's name in vain? Jesus said, "Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That's not God's will. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God's Law, but Jesus paid your fine. That means He can legally dismiss your case. He can commute your death sentence: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus alone, and God will grant you the gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.

  9. Vlad says:

    By the way, boys and girls this guy invented system of signs which is used for take off and land planes on ship deck. Those strange gestures which guys in headphones and colorfull wests are doing.

  10. @Mikie_LFC says:

    Omg, all this time we was having a november the 5 (bonfire night in the uk don't know if it's anywhere else) and if your not from here, this is the day guy falks tried to blow up the houses of parlament, in which the british government were having a meeting, he got caught cause of a snitch….this means he was trying to do something about the 'illuminati' and the snitch was for them….maybe just maybe he tried doing the world a favour? Bon Fire Night to me has truly changed meaning

  11. Jellified Skunk says:

    I have read some of his works, just for the sake of seeing what they were about. He was such a superfluous writer, like he felt if he said enough grand words, the fact that he was full of shit wouldn't show itself… lol

  12. Jellified Skunk says:

    Interestingly, since I have been researching the OTO and if there are orders in my area, there are 2, I found a section on one of their sites outlining the Gnostic Mass. What is so interesting about it is a quote of a proclamation they make in the mass “There is no part of me that is not of the gods.” Why is this important?

    This quote is almost identical to Valentine Michael Smith's proclamation "Thou Art God" in "Stranger in a Strange Land". You mentioned Heinlein, but I made that connection myself during my research. I had thought prior to this revelation that Heinlein just had a little too much drugs and was disillusioned with churches, which is probably still true, but the fact that so many things in "Stranger" parallel the OTO, I do not think is a coincidence.

    Just some thoughts. :)

    • anyreason says:

      heinlein was a paranoid schizophrenic if i remember right
      so he was probably taking drugs to not be high

      it would fit that he also did research
      since he was a dystopian fiction writer. and wrote many books
      i dont think he was dumb enough to be involved in that sorta thing

      this oto stuff is some really perverse sick sh*t

  13. bamma says:

    I love visiting this site, its very thought provoking (and true btw). I was reading some of Anne Rice's, Vampire Chronicles books and i can tell u you that, alot of Crowley's teachings, life and beliefs are deeply rooted in Rice's works.

    Did you know that she (Anne Rice) hated her mother as well as her name (which is not Anne)? …just like Crowley…as well as, she being brought up a catholic who later became an atheist…

    The main characters are homosexuals, pedophiles, into incest, the dark arts/occult, among other dark and unsettling things.

    But to me the foundation of the books are filled with blasphemy. Leading the blind readers into darkness and away from God.

    I would really love if VC would do a story on Anne Rice' s works and life. That surely would be revealing and "illuminating".

    • realrob says:

      You are pathetic it is the bible wich is leading people into darkness or false light. Jesus is Lucifer and God in the bible is a demiurge called Yaldaboath. Do your homework.

      • synergism says:

        For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. It is you who is pathetic, with no hope, for you have been deceived to believe such a vile and wicked thing.

  14. WTFever says:

    Crowley was a joke and a con. Paled in comparison to Franz Bardon and many other spiritual leaders. He reveled in the popularity of it and was no more than a glorified representation of rebellion. What good is it for man to gain the world but forfeit his own soul? He was choked with the thorns of the world because he was as a baby suckling a teat. These groups are about human control over other humans. A complete waste of effort and time. But whatever. You all enjoy yourselves.

  15. Whome! says:

    The Rolling Stones were involved with all this filth……………..Child of the MOON was one such HIT!

  16. Realrob says:

    There is so much bull about Cowley he was not an satanist and pedophile . I have read many of his books Crowley was a man who had great knowledge. I have learned much from him. If he still lived I would be honored to learn from him. He was a great teacher who deserve more espect than the pope for example. A great man.

    • BluBoy says:

      Oh Robbie dear…….

    • rahbinah says:

      Name 5 things that are so great about him–beyond his books which are nothing but mindless drivel. He was not a true Magician at all. His mottos were stolen from those who came before him. He was the originator of nothing. His Tarot deck is trash. Plus he was a double-agent. An Mi6 spy. A traitor, bought and paid for by the Secret UK govt.

  17. DisturbingAnomalies says:

    Nathan Crowley, an admitted cousin of Aleister, was the set designer for Dark Knight Rising, which featured the names "Aurora" and "Sandy Hook." The prop designer who was reporting to Crowley died in a strange car accident involving another car with two people, one of which disappeared from all subsequent reports and the other a teenager from New Canaan who took the fall.

    The events at Sandy Hook Elementary took place precisely a week before the winter solstice. December 14. The area is known to be a major center for satanic cult activity, and the Church of Satan even has a post office box there. A Masonic lodge was only a minute from the school. The author of "The Hunger Games," a trilogy of novels depicting a dystopian future involving the sacrifice of children before the mass media, is the daughter of an Air Force officer. She lives in Sandy Hook. The father of robotics is also a Newtown resident.

    Crowley was an agent of British Intelligence. Author Greg Hallet, with some evidence, alleged that Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were trained at a British psychological warfare school in their earlier years. Both are rumored to be the illegitimate children of the Rothschild family. It is now *known* that Benito Mussolini was an MI5 asset through his youth. In 1968, a former cryptographer for the British Counterintelligence Corps, Lindsay Anderson, directed and produced "If….," a film depicting a school shooting. The star (who is one of the shooters) also stars in A Clockwork Orange as the subject of a mind control program run by the British government that ultimately transforms him into a programmed killer. The earliest school shooting attacks took place in Canada and Scotland, with another major massacre occurring in Australia in the early nineties. These were commonwealth nations. The massacre at Columbine High School took place in the Denver area, where the Queen of England owns immense amounts of land. MI6 agents are alleged to have been on scene when the massacre occurred, and the mayor is known to have very close ties to the British government. The massacre at Virginia Tech occurred shortly before the Queen's first state visit in sixteen years, and two weeks after one of its graduates, Tom McNulty, Minister of the Home Office, did a lecture there. He is responsible for responding to terrorism and gun violence in the U.K.

  18. DisturbingAnomalies says:

    Not long after the attack on Columbine High, it was visited by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, who also visited America on 9/11 and was scheduled to speak at the World Trade Center. She claims she was arriving just as the second attack occurred. However, she is visible in an interview at the ABC studio minutes after the second attack. Other reports place her in the NBC studio. Her husband, Prince Andrew, happened to be traveling to America (Atlanta, Georgia) that day, but his plane was turned back.

    The main security company involved in managing the World Trade Center, Kroll, had close ties to the SAS and MI6. A number of the tenets were connected with the City of London through the Pilgrims Society. A British corporation called AMEC was responsible for the "renovation project" that began in 1996 in the only section of the Pentagon that would be hit. It was aimed at bolstering that section (and only that section, for some reason) against a terrorist attack, and it included blast-resistant windows, a new sprinkler system, a personal fire station with a fire truck outside and a helipad to allow convenient landings directly in front of it, something that George W. Bush would take advantage of at 3:07 PM. It also happened to be on the side of the building directly opposite to that of Donald Rumsfeld and the top brass. It was nearly emptied of military personnel as a result of the "renovations," which were only five days from completion on 9/11. The majority of the initial reports said that the Pentagon had been bombed and most of the witnesses who first appeared on television reported only hearing an explosion without any deafening airplane approach beforehand. In fact, most first believed it was a bomb and news reporters compared the damage to that seen at Oklahoma City. The first report on Associated Press and the radio was that a truck bomb had exploded in front of the building. Or could it have been internal detonations arranged through the alleged renovations?

    The chief executive of AMEC, Sir Peter Mason, was given a knighthood by the Queen of England after 9/11, as were Rudy Giuliani, FDNY Commissioner Thomas Von Essen, NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik and OEM director Richard Sheirer, all of whom were associated with Giuliani Partners. Sheirer was associated with Peter Power, the anti-terrorism expert from Scotland Yard, through several emergency associations. Power's firm was running training exercises simulating almost precisely the same scenario as the London bombings on the precise morning that they occurred. Mason, who began at AMEC in 1996, is now a director of BAE Systems, an enormous British defense contractor, alongside Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, and Michael Chertoff, who headed the criminal division of the Justice Department on 9/11 and was therefore in direct control of the federal investigation. He edited the PATRIOT Act. In 1996, when Mason became CEO of AMEC, Jock Green-Armytage became its non-executive director. Gren-Armytage was an employee of N.M. Rothschild & Sons since 1970. 1996, when Mason and Green-Armytage both took over AMEC, the renovations at the Pentagon began. The Rothschilds have been the official financial agents of the Vatican since 1832. Encyclopedia Judaica actually lists them as "guardians of the papal treasure."

    We should reconsider the British and Roman angles. BBC reported the collapses of WTC7 and the North Tower in advance. The director of television at BBC was, at that time, a prominent British Roman Catholic named Mark Thompson who happens to have been educated by the Jesuits. The director of the CIA at the time of the massacre at Columbine High School and the 9/11 attacks was George Tenet, who was ostensibly of the Greek Orthodox faith. However, it is widely reported that Tenet is a Knight of Malta, and he graduated from Georgetown University, the Jesuit college in Washington. Like Bill Clinton, he went from Georgetown to Oxford University where he participated in the Rhodes Scholarship System, being imbued with the principles of the Illuminati.

    The CFR and the RIIA were both arms of the Round Table, itself an arm of the Society of the Elect, a secret order created to "extend British rule throughout the world" by racist diamond tycoon Sir Cecil Rhodes, an active Freemason and a longtime agent of the Rothschild family. He helped the Catholic Church expand into Africa and even provided 10,000 acres to a Jesuit mission. He modeled his secret society after the Jesuits and took their constitution, changing it to represent British instead of Roman interests. However, since England was without doubt under the dominion of the Rothschild family and that they had been the official financial agents of the Vatican since 1832, the line differentiating those two causes is thin and blurry. It is Rhodes who set up the Rhodes Scholarship System with Rothschild funding.

  19. just asking says:

    Is there any proof that he might be related to the Bush Family or is this a wild rumor?

  20. Leo says:

    Good article. Probably a very misunderstood person and certainly entirely misrepresented and abused by the conspiracy community.

    I do find your final conclusion lacking in supportive evidence in the article it self. Perhaps it is true that his legacy is as great as you say. But Yu-gi-yo doesn't impress me, sorry.

  21. Suspiriorum says:

    It should also be noted that Rob Zombie used a recording of Mr. Crowley reading one his poems aloud during a scene in his film House of 1000 Corpses. And also reproductions of paintings by Mr. Crowley were displayed behind the character Captain Spaulding in another scene.

  22. Debbie says:

    I believe he is related to Barbara Bush and her sons are the FourHorseman – the Bush family is said to be involved in all kinds of really nasty stuff…not the least of which is Jeb Bush – it has been reported widely – is the biggest drug kingpin in all history …they run drugs….the more you dig into the Bush family, the Nazis and what has happened to America – it's really hard to deny it…..satan is everywhere with Crowley & the Bush family….

  23. 1172 says:

    It is amazing how he predicted our current society, but then again so does the new testament only worded differently (Crowley says everyone will do what they want, Peter says no one will respect anyone else – same thing). besides that, crowley seems like a charming and funny fellow based of his work. however most of his 'good stuff' – his one liners were basically rip offs (do what thou wilt & the aim of religion), his spiritual practices and rituals as well were ripped off (mainly from swami vivekandi & the golden dawn) — and equally so he brutalized Egyptian mythology. Also, this article seems to actually 'prop up' crowley by only mentioning the 'nice parst' of Liber AL – Chapter 3 is straight up scary as shit, compassion is the vice of kings, slay the weak, things of that nature — also his diaries have some rather disturbing things to say about paedophilia and things of that sort. In the occult world he is an example of what not to do, complete imbalance.

  24. emperical says:

    philosopher vs sophist

  25. skuts says:

    He was apparently also the inspiration for the character Sokurah in 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1955)

  26. skuts says:

    Oh, and a film came out a few years ago called Crowley. It was an awful piece of drek, but the actor who played AC was excellent.

  27. n8lewinski says:

    It was during WWI that he wrote for the pro-german newspaper I believe… not WWII

  28. Zebee says:

    always find christian noobs around "devil work" trying to preach their business..there needs to be balance in nature, naturally. in essence he shed light upon Nuit the feline attribute of Yahweh which is a part of the monotheistic masculine dominated world…you would be hard pressed to find subtle electromagnetics have quite profound influence on all surroundings I wouldn't suggest somebody who would blindly follow the bible and overlook metaphoric and esoteric symbolism and meaning to delve into such things…you can't understand something by pointing fingers from your ivory watch tower live it! let's not forget we live by the law of will..some people like to believe they consciously make choices without any involvement from the unconscious or subconscious or atmosphere for that matter!