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Crowley as a Christian Beast

To: alt.magick
From: (neil)
Subject: Re: Crowley as a Christian Beast
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 13:18:28 +0000

In article <4ghvug$>, (Nikolai) wrote:

>...666? There are also several peculiar gematrial connections
>in this number.

Some call it synchronicity, that's all.

>In addition the "Book of the Law" actually itself use revelation 
>symbolology. "The scarlet woman" etc.

Crowley's scarlet women were his mistresses and also the prostitutes he
used for various sex magick experiments. 

>Did Crowley consciously or unconsciously add this himself to irritate
>his parrents as much as possible?

He was using this term well before the creation of the Book of the Law.
He used it to irritate everybody else.
You must remember that AC was, for much of his life, obsessed with
upsetting and insulting people. Unfortunately too many people these days
take his work and his words far too literally.

He had (has) a great deal to offer anyone studying magick, but it must
*always* be filtered through a knowledge of his psychology and his
personality. A cynical attitude to his original motives will reveal the
gems and get rid of all the bullshit.

>How do Neil himself regard the Christian Revelation in a Book of the Law-
>perspective. Does he regard it at all in such perspective?

I regard the Book of the Law as the desperate work of a lonely and
incomplete man desperate for some attention and just a touch of

I regard the Christian Revelation as a mildly interesting talking point
should the conversation die down at dinner. (I normally start the subject
going then disappear to make the coffe. Religious discussions are great


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