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Алистер Кроули

Дата рождения: 12. Октябрь 1875
Дата смерти: 1. Декабрь 1947

А́листер Кро́ули — английский поэт, оккультист, каббалист и таролог. Был известен как чёрный маг и сатанист XIX—XX века, один из «видных идеологов оккультизма и сатанизма». Основатель учения Телемы и автор оккультных произведений, в том числе «Книги закона». Создатель колоды «Таро Тота». Участник нескольких оккультных организаций, включая «Орден Золотой Зари», «Серебряную Звезду» и «Орден Храма Востока». К увлечениям Кроули также относились шахматы, альпинизм и астрология.

„I'm a poet, and I like my lies the way my mother used to make them.“ Moonchild

„May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!“ Moonchild

„I 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.“ The Book of Lies

„Every one interprets everything in terms of his own experience. If you say anything which does not touch a precisely similar spot in another man's brain, he either misunderstands you, or doesn't understand you at all.“ Diary of a Drug Fiend

„The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.“ Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4

„Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.“ The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

„It is a terrible error to let any natural impulse, physical or mental, stagnate. Crush it out, if you will, and be done with it; or fulfil it, and get it out of the system; but do not allow it to remain there and putrefy. The suppression of the normal sex instinct, for example, is responsible for a thousand ills. In Puritan countries one inevitably finds a morbid preoccupation with sex coupled with every form of perversion and degeneracy.“ Moonchild

„I hardly ever talk- words seem such a waste, and they are none of them true. No one has yet invented a language from my point of view.“ Diary of a Drug Fiend

„The Way of Mastery is to break all the rules—but you have to know them perfectly before you can do this; otherwise you are not in a position to transcend them.“ Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on The Book of the Law

„I've written this to keep from crying. But I am crying, only the tears won't come.“ Diary of a Drug Fiend

„I've often thought that there isn't any "I" at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.“ Diary of a Drug Fiend

„Your kiss is bitter with cocaine.“ Diary of a Drug Fiend

„What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.“ Diary of a Drug Fiend

„Love is the law, love under will.“ The Book of the Law

„It is necessary, in this world, to be made of harder stuff than one's environment.“ Moonchild

„Happiness lies within one's self, and the way to dig it out is cocaine.“ Diary of a Drug Fiend

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