Aleister Crowley: The Midnight Messenger
by Mike Culkin
future was darkening, we were nearing the terrible catastrophe which was
about to overwhelm France. The abyss was at our feet; yet averting our
eyes, struck with a fatal blindness, we hurried from fête to fête, from
pleasure to pleasure. It was a kind of frenzy which thrust us gaily on to
our own destruction. Alas! how can a storm be controlled when one sees it
from time to time, some troubled or observant minds tried to snatch us
from this fatal security. I have already said that the Comte de St.-Germain
had tried to unseal the eyes of their Majesties, by making them perceive
the approach of danger; but M. de Maurepas, not wishing the salvation of
the country to come from anyone but himself, ousted the thaumaturgist, and
he re-appeared no more."
year in which these events were taking place was 1788, and these words
were later recorded in the diary of Madame d'Adhémar, an intimate friend
of Marie-Antoinette. M. de Maurepas was an adviser to the Queen, and was
the one most accused by the Abbé Barruel of leading the French
reason I am making this reference to the Count of Saint-Germain is that I
want to place him and Aleister Crowley within the same class of adepts who
by their mere presence energise the elemental forces of war and chaos. It
transpired that Saint-Germain's warnings to the French Royal Court were
totally vindicated, but his timing and mysteriousness meant that the whole
course of events could not be averted. It was too late to avert the
inevitable. These adepts have virtually self-realised personalities.
Crowley perceived his role of energising war when he wrote that the
prophetic events contained in The Book of the Law could only be put into
action by its publication. Thus, a series of violent and bloody conflicts
came into effect after this powerful grimoire was published. This is the
"word-sword" principle: words spoken or published which give
effect to outcomes or consequences.
was a high level adept of the secret societies. He was believed to have
died in 1784, but he faked his death, since both Masonic and Catholic
sources place him at the Wilhelmsbad conference held on 15 February, 1785.
This conference was held in an attempt to bring about a conciliation
between the various sects of the Rosicrucians, the Necromantists, the
Cabalists, the Illuminati and the Humanitarians. In attendance were such (il)luminaries
as Cagliostro, St. Martin, Mesmer and Weishaupt.
was a member of the Paris Chapter of the Knights Templar. He was the
Obermohr [supreme magus] of many mystic brotherhoods, where he was
worshipped as a superior being. His memory was not forgotten, and by the
end of the nineteenth century, hierophants of the secret schools looked
upon Saint-Germain with profound gratitude. His influence had helped to
open the way for humanism and republicanism (which in this author's
opinion is a respectable name for organised crime), movements which
"flowered" in the twentieth century.
forces were progressing in the ascendancy during the nineteenth century,
and into this milieu was Edward Alexander Crowley born; he later took the
name Aleister. He was born on 12 October, 1875. According to Kenneth
Grant, head of an OTO breakaway sect, the Typhonian Tradition, Crowley
first became aware of the existence of spiritual powers in 1898 when he
read The Cloud upon the Sanctuary by Karl von Eckartshausen. Crowley was
22 at the time and set out to contact the hidden Order which the book
describes. His efforts led to his initiation into the Hermetic Order of
the Golden Dawn on 18 November, 1898. He assumed the magical name
Perdurabo (I shall endure).
August, 1903, Crowley married Rose Kelly, his 'scarlet woman,' whom he had
met in Paris. They proceeded on an extended honeymoon, and whilst in Sri
Lanka, they went trekking through the jungle. Whilst standing on the
shores of a lake, Crowley decided to shoot enough furry bats to make
himself a waistcoat. One bat landed on Rose, and Crowley had some trouble
detaching its claws. That night, Crowley was awakened by the noise of a
squealing bat. He then saw Rose, completely naked, clinging with her arms
and legs to the wooden frame that supported the mosquito net. As he pulled
her down, she bit and spat and squealed, and she had to be shaken into
wakefulness. Crowley noted that it was the finest case of obsession that
he had ever had the "good fortune" to observe.
Rose later discovered she was pregnant, they decided to return home to
England. En-route they went to Cairo, where they took a flat.
(Incidentally, Rose went on to have a daughter who was named Night my
Athatour Hecate Sappho Jesabel Lilith, and who died in tragic
circumstances. Rose died an alcoholic).
Cairo, Crowley proceeded to dress in Persian garb, pretending to be an
oriental prince, Chioi Khan (being Hebrew for the Beast). Crowley's
mother, a strict Plymouth Brethren, had believed her son to be the beast (
number 666 ( of Revelation 13:18.
Cairo, Crowley attempted a series of invocations to summon up elementals
or demons. Rose sank into a curious state of mind in which she kept
repeating: "You have offended Horus." It was Rose who in fact
introduced Crowley to the elemental, Aiwass. Through Rose, Aiwass told
Crowley that he was to go into his workroom at precisely midday on 8, 9
and 10 April, 1904 and write down what he heard for the next hour. The
message began: "Had! the manifestation of Nuit." And thus The
Book of the Law came into existence. It is also known as "Liber AL
vel Legis" (meaning 'divinely revealed Book of the Law') or Liber AL
for short. Whilst The Book of the Law was received in 1904, it would not
be published until 1913, just nine months before the 'Balkan War' (later
to be called World War One).
to Crowley, " 'The Law of Thelema' [ie, Liber AL], revealed in Cairo
in 1904, has come to replace the outworn creeds, the local codes; to help
the peoples of the world march on to a new era of peace and
happiness." Thus Crowley becomes a medium and 'false prophet' within
the context of James 4:5: "They are from the world; therefore they
speak from the world's viewpoint; and the world listens to them."
preached the New Aeon of Horus, the "new era of peace and
happiness," but the path to this "new era" would
necessarily be bathed in blood. A moment's reflection on the course of the
twentieth century confirms that the revolutionary and violent prophecies
contained within The Book of the Law have been fulfilled, and there are
other events yet to occur.
did not just appear out-of-the-blue. The groundwork had been laid for
millennia, for his creed is Gnosticism. Essentially, a Gnostic is one who
seeks illumination, and sets out to become a divine being; basically, an
alchemical transmutation of evil into good achieved through the exercise
of one's own will. Christians believe that this transmutation can only
occur through the grace of God as may be extended to an individual; no
amount of self-will can achieve this transmutation of one's spirit.
leaders are spiritualist mediums who take counsel and direction from
spirits or "Invisible Masters." The ideals of Gnostics are
utopian, and the ends justify the means. Crowley was a Gnostic master, as
was a forerunner of his, Adam Weishaupt. Many readers have more than
likely 'completed' Conspiracy Theory 101, and are familiar with Herr
Weishaupt. For those who may not know of him, some background follows.
was born in Catholic-dominated southern Germany on 6 February, 1748. He
was Jesuit-educated and attained a very influential university position.
In accordance with the "needs of his period" (Kenneth Grant), he
reawakened the Order of the Illuminati. Weishaupt's occult activities
culminated in the French Revolution, and this spark ruptured the course of
after the French Revolution, the Marquis de Luchet said, "This
society [Illuminati] aims at governing the world. Its object is universal
domination." He called the Illuminati "a subterranean fire
smouldering eternally and breaking forth periodically in violent and
wrote the following to a fellow Illuminatus: "We must consider how we
can begin to work under another form. If only the aim is achieved, it does
not matter under what cover it takes place, and cover is always necessary.
For in concealment lies a great part of our strength. For this reason we
must cover ourselves with the name of another society. The lodges that are
under Freemasonry are in the meantime the most suitable cloak for our high
purpose, because the world is already accustomed to expect nothing great
from them which merits attention. As in the spiritual Orders of the Roman
Church, religion was, alas! only a pretence, so must our Order also in a
nobler way try to conceal itself behind a learned society or something of
26 December, 1993, no less an organ of the fourth estate, "The
Economist" published the following under the heading, "The Good
Network Guide": "Beyond all these networks lies the mother of
all networks, the Order of the Illuminati, known to some as the True
Rulers of the World. Its age will remain uncertain until the story of the
last days of Atlantis is better known. Though this secret body has hovered
unseen over all history, its most public flowering was in the
Enlightenment. Adam Weishaupt, a former Jesuit ( who provided much of the
inspiration for Shelley's Frankenstein ( revealed its purpose and system
of mutual surveillance to the world on May 1st 1776. Since then the order
has taken a keen interest in another newborn of that year. It is
significant that many American presidents have been Illuminati; and the
Illuminati symbol of the eye in the pyramid still graces the dollar bill.
conspiracy is immense and terrifying, stretching from Hassan-i-Sabbah,
11th-century Assassin, to Ian Fleming (who caricatured the order as "SPECTRE").
It is the network of those who run networks. Given its power, you should
assume that anyone writing about the order must be either lying or part of
a conspiracy to confound you. In wondering about the Illuminati, merely
remember this. You have never arrived." (Note the motto of the
Assassins: "Nothing is true. Everything is permitted").
Roncalli who was to become Pope John XXIII, and who convened Vatican 2, is
reputed to have been a member of the Illuminati. The Illuminist eye in the
pyramid was used on his papal cross. He is also reputed to have met with
Crowley. It was Vatican 2 which led to the Catholic church seizing the
world-wide ecumenical agenda and which authorised the idolatrous elevation
of Mary to goddess status.
the French Revolution, the Order of the Illuminati disappeared. In 1904,
an Austrian Adept named Karl Kellner repeated Weishaupt's feat, and
re-established the Illuminati through a sect known as Ordo Templi Orientis
(OTO). Crowley took over leadership of OTO in 1922. The spirit guides of
the Gnostics had clearly directed that the Illuminati once again step into
the public realm but, in this instance, through OTO.
Book of the Law
is not an aberration. He is part of an historical process which has yet to
reach its climax. The ruling spirits of this world relayed the primary
plank of their program to Crowley, and this is contained in The Book of
the Law. For human beings, the real struggle is not against each other,
but against the evil cosmic powers which govern this dark age. Crowley was
their medium, but on several occasions as he wrote down The Book of the
Law, Aiwass chastised Crowley for being concerned about what he was
part of my own spiritual journey as a Christian, I eventually found myself
looking into Crowley. It took sometime before I recognised that The Book
of the Law was such an important work. I am not writing this article to
make the facts fit in with my world-view. What I found is that The Book of
the Law has been fulfilled to a large degree, and that its contents tie in
strongly with the Revelation. Just as Jesus sent his angel to reveal
future events to John, so did Satan send a spirit being, Aiwass, to
Crowley. Both works are eschatological (the doctrine of last or final
Book of the Law says that the god of war and vengeance, Ra-Hoor-Khu-It
(Horus), is now positioned on his seat of power. His human incarnation
will occur, and he will be in the form of a child, the False Prophet or
Antichrist. He is the offspring of the union of Hadit (Satan) and Nuit
(Babylon). This union and its "fruit" is referred to in
Revelation chapter 13. The Book of the Law tells us that Satan is the
coiled serpent, and he is about to spring. Christians will be put to
death. Through war and chaos, the goddess (Nuit/Babylon) will be placed in
a position to be worshipped, and her offspring, the child, will be
mightier than all the kings of the earth, although one of these rich
"kings" will finance him.
are three underlying principles in The Book of the Law for Thelemites (Thelema
is Greek for determination through choice; inclination to desire,
pleasure, will) to live by:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Love is the law, love under will.
Every man and every woman is a star.
curious feature of Gnosticism is that in the early stages of the Gnostic
quest, one is driven by terrible despair, and simultaneously, a powerful
upsurge of love. In the utopian quest for self-perfection, a 'good' person
in the world's eyes is one who is seemingly self-realised and
self-reliant. That person develops the will to be the master of his/her
world, even though many other persons may lose in the process. To become a
selfish 'superman' is the Gnostic goal, and those who are not so capable
or who do not share this ideal are meant only to serve and be used. Sin is
no longer a restriction on one's will to fulfill the most powerful
desires. Nietzsche longed for 'the fair beast' (die blonde Bestie) ( the
strong, beautiful beast which shall rule the world, and act in all things
according to its will.
Yeats, the Irish poet and contemporary of Crowley in the Order of the
Golden Dawn, wrote about the Gnostic utopia thus: "...an aristocratic
civilisation in its most completed form, every detail of life
hierarchical, every great man's door crowded at dawn by petitioners, great
wealth everywhere in few men's hands, all dependent on a few, up to the
Emperor himself, who is a God dependent on a greater God and everywhere,
in Court, in the family, an inequality made law."
Book of the Law in the Context of the 20th Century
through Aiwass declares that Christianity is dead, and that Crowley is to
be the prophet of the neo-pagan system which would emerge. Moral values
and compassion as exercised would be relative to the exigencies of the
times. The neo-pagan emergence would birth on an altar of moral
enfeeblement and blood sacrifice. The strong of will would take control of
most dramatic instance of human sacrifice occurred under the Nazis in
World War II. The German lyric poet and essayist, Heinrich Heine
(1797-1856) prophetically wrote of a time when Germany would go berserk:
day there will awake that fighting folly found among the ancient Germans,
the folly that fights neither to kill nor to conquer, but simply to fight.
Christianity has ( and that is its fairest merit ( somewhat mitigated that
brutal German lust for battle. But it could not destroy it: and once the
taming talisman, the Cross, is broken, the savagery of the old battlers
will flare up again, the insane Berserk rage of which Nordic bards have so
much to say and sing. The talisman is brittle. The day will come when it
will pitiably collapse. Then the old stone gods will rise from forgotten
rubble and rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes; and Thor will
leap up and with his giant hammer start smashing Gothic
gods did indeed awaken. According to Trevor Ravenscroft in "The Spear
of Destiny," every year from 1926 to 1942, the Germans sent out
parties which contacted Tibetan initiates, the intention being to gain
their psychic help and deep alliance with the devilish forces which rule
this world. A Tibetan colony was established in Germany in 1929, and the
monks were known in Germany as "The Society of Green Men,"
because of their links with the Green Dragon Society of Japan.
Berlin, Hitler met regularly with the leader of the Tibetan community who
was a very gifted and accurate clairvoyant. Himmler shared Hitler's
interest in the occult, and set up the Nazi Occult Bureau. This
incorporated into one organisation the Thule group, the Vril Society and
the German branch of OTO (Crowley's magical order).
1936 and 1939, Crowley paid a number of visits to Germany. It is known
that a woman called Martha Kunzel repeatedly urged on Hitler the wisdom of
adopting The Book of the Law as his guide. Hitler rejected this, as he
wanted Mein Kampf to be the holy book of Germany. By the time the war had
broken out, Crowley had become strongly anti-Hitler, and said that
"Britain would knock Hitler for six" (an analogy from cricket:
the worst thing a batsman can do to a bowler is hit the ball clear out of
the field, and thus score six runs). The German branch of OTO had by the
time of the war been banned and most of its members were in concentration
Rauschning, governor of Danzig, had been very close to Hitler, and
recorded many of their conversations which were published in a book called
Hitler Speaks. Rauschning openly acknowledged Hitler's obsession with the
occult, and found that very often Hitler was paraphrasing or expressing an
idea from The Book of the Law ( often word for word.
will tell you a secret," Hitler told Rauschning, "I am founding
an order. It is from there that the second stage will emerge ( the stage
of the Man-God, when Man will be the measure and centre of the world. The
Man-God, that splendid being, will be an object of worship. But there are
other stages about which I am not permitted to speak."
ye twin warriors about the pillars of the world! for your time is nigh at
hand" (The Book of the Law 3:71) The "pillars of the world"
are the powerful and greedy emotions of people, and the twin warriors are
the spirits that would cause the two world wars energised by the
compliance and sinfulness of the "pillars of the world." Hitler
knew exactly what he was about, and fulfilled his pre-destined role. The
cornerstone of Novus Ordo Seclorum was laid.
Parsons and the Babalon Working
the time World War II came to an atomic end in 1945, the earth had been
literally soaked in blood. The warrior god, Horus, had erupted, and the
world convulsed in a continuous fit of war and genocide. Verse 3:46 of The
Book of the Law had come to pass: "I am the warrior Lord of the
Forties: the Eighties cower before me, & are abased. I will bring you
victory & joy; I will be at your arms in battle & ye shall delight
to slay. Success is your proof; courage is your armour; go on, go on, in
my strength; & ye shall turn not back for any!"
time on earth came to an end on the evening of 1 December, 1947 when he
succumbed to myocardial degeneration and chronic bronchitis. The prankster
was dead, long live the prankster!
had come from an English world which was traditional and very
conservative. Throughout his life, he loved to play the prankster. On one
such occasion, he walked into a lift and urinated in the corner, and then
declared that the lift had become a sacred place. But at heart, he does
seem to be very English. The new wave Americans, the bohemian Jack Parsons
and the brash L. Ron Hubbard, were not bound by English strictures; they
were very much action men.
Parsons and Hubbard performed the Babalon Working in January, 1946,
Crowley was resentful and branded them "louts," even though he
had developed the Working and mentored Parsons (in correspondence to
Crowley, Parsons used the salutation, "Most Beloved Father").
Crowley was so incensed at the Working being performed that he cabled his
US office on 22 May: "Suspect Ron playing confidence trick ( Jack
Parsons weak fool ( obvious victim prowling swindlers."
Parsons was a very gifted scientist and chemist, and founded a company
which was to become Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL), which in its modern
day guise has merged with NASA (JPL.NASA). To this day, people at NASA are
reputed to refer to JPL as Jack Parsons' Laboratory. He was also an
Illuminatus and had deep occult interests, and is reputed to have been a
descendent of a Hell-Fire Club founder. When he first encountered
Crowley's writings he intuitively understood Thelema. He joined the Los
Angeles OTO Lodge in 1939, and rapidly rose to prominence.
April, 1945, Parsons was introduced to L. Ron Hubbard. Enter the
prankster! Crowley biographer Kenneth Grant refers to Crowley as "a
confidence trickster who had wormed his way into the OTO on the pretence
of being interested in Magick." Despite the resentment shown to
Hubbard by OTO leaders (including Crowley), L. Ron was able to call
Crowley "my very good friend" in a 1952 speech. Perhaps this was
the prankster talking.
relationship to Parsons is basically similar to Edward Kelley's
relationship to Dr. John Dee, the English alchemist and Elizabethan court
astrologer. Kelley was also a prankster and scryer (gazer into crystal
balls), and Dee fell completely under his spell. Dee wanted to access the
crystal ball, but was not gifted in this regard. Kelley became Dee's
was also an alchemist, but needed a "magical partner," and
Hubbard became that partner. Parsons had written to Crowley:
"Although he [Hubbard] has no formal training in Magick, he has an
extraordinary amount of experience and understanding in the field. From
some of his experiences I deduced that he was in direct touch with some
higher intelligence, possibly his Guardian Angel. He describes his Angel
as a beautiful winged woman with red hair whom he calls the Empress and
who has guided him through his life, and saved him many times..."
Babalon Working is an invocation ritual developed in conjunction with
Crowley. A series of rituals and invocations were undertaken by Parsons
commencing on 4 January, 1946. A short time after the process began,
Parsons and Hubbard went out into the Mojave Desert for four days. The
Babalon Working ritual is outlined in Parsons' book Freedom is a Two-Edged
Sword. By 18 January, Parsons announced to Hubbard, "It is
done." Parsons had successfully opened an inter-dimensional doorway.
He invoked the goddess and paved the way for the present-day passion for
drugs, UFOs and divination. Parsons wrote "Liber 49" which he
maintained was the fourth and final chapter of The Book of the Law.
to the woman who embodied the invoked goddess, Marjorie Cameron, and who
came to Parsons shortly after the completion of the Babalon Working,
Parsons set in motion the second part of a great force which was divided
into three. Aleister Crowley began the first, and the third would be the
work of the boy child embodiment of Horus, the False Prophet or Antichrist
familiar with Revelation may wonder if Crowley's Babalon is the same as
Babylon of Revelation. The answer is yes. Babalon is the secret name of
Nuit, the goddess revealed in chapter one of The Book of the Law. Babylon
the goddess is revealed throughout Revelation as the provider of material
wealth. The Babalon spelling was adopted because of its qabalistic
numerical significance. Kenneth Grant records the attributes of Babalon as
being "death-dealing and vampiric."
Parsons wrote in The Book of Babalon (January 4 - March, 4, 1946): I have
"been engaged in the study and practise of Magick for seven years,
and in the supervision and operation of an occult lodge for four years,
having been initiated into the Sanctuary of Gnosis by the Beast 666, Fra.
132 and Fra. Saturnis. At this time I decided upon a Magical operation
designed to obtain the assistance of an elemental mate...I decided to use
the Enochian Tablets obtained [from spirit guides] by Dr. Dee and Edward
Kelley...During the period of January 19 to February 27  I invoked
the Goddess BABALON with the aid of my magical partner [Hubbard], as was
proper to one of my grade."
March 2, 1946, Hubbard had channelled the message: "She [Babalon] is
the flame of life, power of darkness, she destroys with a glance, she may
take thy soul. She feeds upon the death of men...She shall absorb thee,
and thou shalt become a living flame before she incarnates."
continued with his magickal operations for the remainder of the forties,
and in 1949 wrote in The Manifesto of the Antichrist:
what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I, BELARION, ANTICHRIST, in
the year 1949 of the rule of the Black Brotherhood called Christianity, do
make my Manifesto to all men. And I, THE ANTICHRIST, come among you,
saying: An end to the
pretence, and lying hypocrisy of Christianity. An end to the servile
virtues, and superstitious restrictions. An end to the slave morality. An
end to prudery and shame, to guilt and sin, for these are of the only evil
the sun, that is fear. An end to all authority that is not based on
courage and manhood, to the authority of lying priests, conniving judges,
blackmailing police, and an end to the servile flattery and cajolery of
mods (sic - would appear to refer to dilettantes), the coronations of
mediocrities, the ascension of dolts. An end to restriction and
inhibition, for I, THE ANTICHRIST, am come among you preaching the Word of
the BEAST 666, which is, "There is no law beyond Do what thou
I, BELARION, ANTICHRIST, do lift up my voice and prophecy, and I say: I
shall bring all men to the law of the BEAST 666, and in His law I shall
conquer the world. And within seven years of this time, BABALON, THE
SCARLET WOMAN HILARION will manifest among ye, and bring this my work to
its fruition. An end to conscription, compulsion, regimentation, and the
tyranny of false laws. And within nine years a nation shall accept the Law
of the BEAST 666 in my name, and that nation will be the first nation of
earth. And all who accept me the ANTICHRIST and the law of the BEAST 666,
shall be accursed and their joy shall be a thousandfold greater than the
false joys of the false saints. And in my name BELARION shall they work
miracles, and confound our enemies, and none shall stand before us.
I, THE ANTICHRIST call upon all the Chosen and elect and upon all men,
come forth now in the name of Liberty, that we may end forever the tyranny
of the Black Brotherhood.
my hand and seal on this [...] day of [...] 1949, that is the year of
is the law, love under will.
by a Master of the Temple
the Critical Nodes in the Experience of his Material Vehicle
died on 17 June, 1952 in a laboratory explosion as a result of dropping a
phial of fulminate of mercury. However, there is suspicion that his death
was faked, for without legal precedent, his next of kin (Marjorie Cameron)
was not consulted in order to identify the body, nor was she allowed to
see him in the ambulance or hospital. Other oddities about his death have
1972, the Parsons Crater was named on the dark side of the moon in honour
of Parsons (for services to rocketry). Hubbard went on to become the
founder of the Church (sic) of Scientology, and, in 1972, Kenneth Grant
wrote that he was "still at large, having grown wealthy and famous by
the misuse of the secret knowledge which he had wormed out of
Get Philosophical for a Moment
the heart of The Book of the Law is the instruction: Do what thou wilt.
Under "Law," this is a conscious development of one's personal
will to power. Nietzsche's message of the superman is that, on the will to
power theory, values are mutable. Thus one's own values prevail, rather
than conforming to the values of the collective which endeavour to pursue
peace and harmony. When the question of basic values is open in society,
the essential victory has been won.
with the conscious will to power, one wants to set the terms, insisting on
the principle, "I will not serve." Satan thought much the same
thing: "I will climb to the sky; higher than the stars of God I will
set my throne. I will sit in the mount of assembly, on the summit of
Zaphon [the abode of the gods]: I will mount the back of a cloud ( I will
match the Most High" (Isaiah 14:13,14).
is the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and his lie to humans is to
"eat" from him in order to become a divine being. The Book of
the Law says that every man and every woman is a star (1:3). The
"sovereign power" of thought is a real and actual fact: if I
"will" to kick up my foot, so it is done. If I am powerful
enough, and I will order the dropping of an atomic bomb on civilians, so
it is done. If technology is but a tool of people, then surely it is
controlled by will.
development of the conscious will, we are in the process of strengthening
the ego. As created human beings, the realm of ego consciousness and the
spiritual and psychic realm are indissolubly united with the body. As the
ego grows stronger, it detaches itself more and more from the body.
the individual will to power, one's ego detaches from the collective ego.
It is a struggle and a creative act. Such an act brings on a sense of
loneliness; it also introduces suffering, toil, trouble, evil, sickness
and death into a person's life as soon as this separation is perceived by
the ego. When Adam and Eve made their decision to will to power rather
than will to God's will, God told Adam: "Cursed be the ground because
of you; by toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life: Thorns and
thistles shall it sprout for you. But your food shall be grasses of the
field; By the seat of your brow shall you get bread to eat, until you
return to the ground ( for from it you were taken. For dust you are, and
to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:17-19).
be the outsider or revolutionary is to be isolated and alone. The
individual is pitted against the world, and becomes part of a higher,
different unity. To become a "star" and will to power is to have
knowledge of good and evil and is accounted sin, and one is expelled from
paradise. To Gnostics, this feeling of privation becomes the driving force
of the world process. The way of salvation lies in heightening
consciousness with the will to become 'Sons of God'. Jesus Christ says
that such transmutation can only occur if a person is spiritually reborn
from above (John 3:3-8) through repentance the regenerative work of the
does God fit into all this?
Crowley/Gnostic self-hood process fits in with the prophesied progression
of the human race. In this Present Age wherein God's grace to be
spiritually reborn has been extended to non-Jews, the majority of people
will remain cold of heart and will grow in sin. Paul says people will be
self-loving, money-loving, brutal, hateful of good, plus a number of other
unpleasant attributes (2 Timothy 3:2-5).
message of The Book of the Law is eschatological. Revelation is also
eschatological. The Present Age will not last much longer, for the
Christian heritage is being expunged, and the fig tree (Holy Land) has
blossomed. Thelemites believe that this age will be followed by the 2,000
year reign of Horus. Christians say the Present Age will be followed by
the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on Earth, to be followed by the last
judgement. Thelemites now say "Abrahadabra" (meaning
Father-Satan-Father); Christians say "Amen! Come Lord Jesus."
Thelemites should take heed to the words of the nineteenth century mage,
Eliphas Levi: "To will evil, is to will death. A perverse will is a
beginning of suicide."
Isabel, The Count of Saint Germain, Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1970
Aleister, The Law is for All, The Authorized Popular Commentary on The
Book of the Law, New Falcon Publications, 1996
Amado, The Secrets of Aleister Crowley, Diamond Books, 1991
The Riddles of Aleister Crowley, Diamond Books, 1992
The Wrath of Aleister Crowley, Diamond Books, 1994
Michael, Storm-Troopers of Satan, An Occult History of The Second World
War, Robert Hale Limited, 1990
Jeff, The Devil's Disciples, The Truth About Rock, Chick Publications,
Kenneth, Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God, Skoob Books, 1992
David, ...and the truth will set you free, Bridge of Love Publications,
Russell, Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard, Penguin
John, Persuasion in Hitler, Wagner and Nietzsche, www.mith.demon.co.uk/,
Erich, The Origins and History of Consciousness, Princeton, 1970
John, At the Heart of Darkness, Witchcraft, Black Magic and Satanism
Today, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1993
Andre, The Occult, W & R Chambers Ltd, 1991
Paul, Jack Parsons and The Fall of Babalon, Crash Collusion Publishing,
Gerald, Hitler, Black Magician, Skoob Books, 1981
Colin, Aleister Crowley, The Nature of the Beast, The Aquarian Press, 1987
Gerald B, Adam Weishaupt, A Human Devil, Self-Published, N.D.