Posted on | June 1, 2010 | 3 Comments
Aleister Crowley was a leading figure in the 1900-century occultism. Despite a bad reputation that pursued both Crowley and his ideas, he has exerted a strong influence on new age movements. In occult circles he is best known as author of the Book of the Law, the central text of Thelema, a religious and philosophical system. Crowley was also an influential member of several occult organizations and orders, including Golden Dawn, A. ‘. A.’. and Ordo Templi Orientis.
He received much attention during his lifetime in part because he was a proponent of a morality that was before his time and because he busied with the occult sciences. He attracted several media and the authorities’ attention and was in 1923, exiled from Italy because of his open criticism of Mussolini. He is depicted on the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Crowley has often been associated with Satanism, mainly because he referred to himself as a beast 666th This interpretation, however flawed, at Crowley’s life project was to create a new spiritual and philosophical flow, Thelema, based on a series of scriptures.
Crowley designed the tarot cards Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot.
Download his work – The Book of Lies heres: