Edward Alexander Crowley Net Worth

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Aleister Crowley (/?kro?li/; born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He was responsible for founding the religion and philosophy of Thelema, in which role he identified himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Aeon of Horus in the early 20th century.Born to a wealthy Plymouth Brethren family in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Crowley rejected this faith to pursue an interest in Western esotericism, poetry, and mountaineering. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he embraced his bisexuality. Although remaining unproven, some biographers allege that at university he was recruited by a British intelligence agency, and that he remained a spy throughout his life. In 1898 he joined the esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was trained in ceremonial magic by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Allan Bennett. Moving to Boleskine House by Loch Ness in Scotland, he travelled to Mexico and then India to study Hindu and Buddhist practices. He married Rose Edith Kelly and they honeymooned in Cairo, Egypt in 1904. There, Crowley claimed to have been contacted by a supernatural entity named Aiwass, who provided him with The Book of the Law, a sacred text that served as the basis for Thelema.After an unsuccessful attempt to climb Kanchenjunga and a visit to India and China, Crowley returned to Britain where he and George Cecil Jones co-founded the A?A? as a Thelemite order in 1907. After spending time in Algeria, he was initiated into the Ordo Templi Orientis in 1912, rising to become the leader of its British branch, which he reformulated in accordance with his Thelemite beliefs. After spending the First World War in the United States, where he worked for British intelligence services to infiltrate the pro-German lobby, in 1920 he moved to Cefalù in Sicily, to run a commune known as the Abbey of Thelema. His libertine lifestyle led to denunciations in the British press, and the Italian government evicted him in 1923. He divided the following two decades between France, Germany, and England, and continued to promote Thelema until his death.Crowley gained widespread notoriety during his lifetime, being a recreational drug experimenter, and an individualist social critic. As a result, he was denounced in the popular press as "the wickedest man in the world" and erroneously labelled a Satanist. Crowley has remained a highly influential figure over western esotericism and the counter-culture, and continues to be recognised as a prophet in Thelema. In 2002, a BBC poll ranked him as the seventy-third greatest Briton of all time.
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Full NameAleister Crowley
Date Of BirthOctober 12, 1875
Place Of BirthLeamington, Warwickshire, England, UK
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
EducationTrinity College, Cambridge, Malvern College, Eastbourne College
SpouseMaria Teresa Sanchez
ChildrenLilith, Astarte Lulu Panthea Crowley, Lola Zaza Crowley, Randall Gair Doherty, Anne Leah Crowley, Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith Crowley, Lola Zaza, Alaister Atatürk Crowley, Barbara Bush Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith Crowley, Barbara Bush, Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith Crowley
ParentsEdward Crowley and Emily Bertha Crowley, Edward Crowley, Emily Bertha Crowley
SiblingsGrace Mary Elisabeth
Star SignLibra
1You'd have to be insane to take the Bible seriously, but then you'd have to be insane to read it seriously to start with.
2(His last words): "I am perplexed."
3Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
4Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
5For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.
6Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
7To succeed in England, it is only necessary to keep doing badly what someone was once crucified there for doing well.
8Christianity is like a painted mummy; expose it to fresh air, and it crumbles to dust.
9There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God.
10The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
11A person's religious belief varies with his sense of helplessness.
12All modern legislation seems designed to hamper honest folk who wish to do normal things. But I don't have to get a license if I want to commit burglary or murder.
13In Berlin all the whores look like 'respectable women'; in New York all the 'respectable women look like whores. Reflection: they're all whores, anyhow.
14Practically all women ought to be chloroformed at 35.
15Painting, like golf, is an old man's game.
16Syphilis is probably the physical basis of genius.
17It is quite certain, in particular, that I have always been insane.
18Even a scapegoat is liable to butt.
19Initiation is never what you think it is to be: if it were, you would already be initiated.
20Sometimes I hate myself.
21Indubitably, Magick is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors and comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
22Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
23Magic is the Highest, most Absolute, and most Divine Knowledge of Natural Philosophy, advanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right understanding of the unward and occult virtue of things; so that true Agents being applied to proper Patients, strange and admirable effects will thereby be produced. Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature; they, because of their skill, know how to anticipate an effect, the which to the vulgar shall seem to be a miracle.
24To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
25Of course the world forces us all to compromise with our environment to some extent, and we only waste our strength if we fight pitched battles for points which are not worth a skirmish. It is only a faddist who refuses to conform with conventions of dress and the like. But our sincerity should be Roman about things that really matter to us. And I am still in doubt, as I write these words, as to how far it is right to employ strategy and diplomacy in order to gain one's point. ... Adaptation to one's environment makes for a sort of survival; but after all, the supreme victory is only won by those who prove themselves of so much harder stuff than the rest that no power on earth is able to destroy them. The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
26My mission is, in short, to bring everyone to the realization and enjoyment of his own kingship, and my apparent interference with him amounts to no more than advice to him not to suffer interference.
27The fact is that the vast majority of people are absolutely impervious to facts. Test the average man by asking him to listen to a simple sentence which contains one word with associations to excite his prejudices, fears or passions -- he will fail to understand what you have said and reply by expressing his emotional reaction to the critical word. It was long before I understood this fact of psychology. Even to this day, it surprises me that there should be minds which are unable to accept any impression equably and critically. I have heard many great orators. The effect has nearly always been to make me wonder how they have the nerve to put forward such flimsy falsehoods.
28I am inclined to think that the most scientific and reliable way of exploring people's unconscious minds would be to watch their reaction to a well thought-out series of unfamiliar circumstances. One could compare their respective qualities, such as will-power, patience, dignity, courage, imperturbability, and so on. Such data should be of great use in answering the question, 'Wherewithal shall a young man mend his ways?'
29One of the principal points about the sin stupidity is that it flatters the sinner. All insanity depends upon the exacerbation of the ego. The melancholic hugs the delusion that he has committed the unpardonable sin. Sins grow by repression and by brooding upon their enormity. Few people would go to excess if they were not unwholesomely over-excited about their trivial apishness.
30Not all the filth of London can keep me from the Light of God, and by that Light, I live.
31I may be a black magician but I'm a bloody great one.
32Love is the law, love under will.
33The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.
34Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.
35Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point: every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough; the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions? Let us examine the question.
36Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
37Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when gods say 'no.' I have no idea how they bring presure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.
38I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
39I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
40Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
41Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
42To the eyes of a god, mankind must appear as a species of bacteria which multiply and become progressively virulent whenever they find themselves ina congenial culture, and whose activity diminishes until they disappear completely as soon as proper measures are taken to sterilize them.
43There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, 'Garcon! Un Pernod!'
44The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
45The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
46The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
47In the house of pain, there are ten thousand shrines.
48Every man and every woman is a star.
1He is widely regarded as the most influential Occultist of all time.
2Featured on the cover of The Beatles' album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
3Ozzy Osbourne wrote the song "Mr. Crowley" about him.
4At the time of his death in 1947, at the age of 72 years, Crowley was taking heroin in doses large enough to kill five people.
5Accused of leaving fellow climbers to die in an avalanche during his 1905 trek to clim Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world.
6Expelled after only two years with the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn, reportedly through efforts by William Butler Yeats, with whom he did not get along.
7Lost his virginity at age 14 to the family maid. Contracted gonorrhea at age 17.
8Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin guitarist, purchased his Boleskine House on the shore of Loch Ness, reportedly one of the world's most haunted places.
9He was a member of the extremely close occult group named "Golden Dawn".


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