Magic 101: Who was Aleister Crowley?

Magic 101: Who was Aleister Crowley?

There are 176 comments on the Examiner.com story from Mar 12, 2011, titled Magic 101: Who was Aleister Crowley?. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

One of the strangest and most influential figures in the history of magic is the late Aleister Crowley.A While modern neo pagans, witches and occultists generally try to downplay or outright ignore his influence the reality his teachings and beliefs have had a major impact on most modern magical practice, including having a major influence on the ...

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rudy

United States

#165 Jun 3, 2011
Has anyone read or heard about crowley's "Book of Law?" His made up Thelema religion uses that book as their bible. Crowley is obviously against the Roman Catholic Church since he named their ceremony "Gnostic Catholic Mass." It's a insult the Church. Crowley's "Odro Templi Orienti" (OTO) is a religion in full force today. I've found his current temples where they worship many deities. I've read the instructions for they're mass and they worship someone called the beast, baphomet, osiris, and the eye of horace. He also developed his own pentagram design which I know stands for some silly pagan goddess. Now is he relating to some early wicca? I don't know. Personally, I think he was taking too many drugs and came up with some dumb stuff people actually buy into. I had a girlfriend who was pagan so I know some of the silly rituals which were also quite dumb.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#166 Jun 4, 2011
rudy wrote:
Has anyone read or heard about crowley's "Book of Law?" His made up Thelema religion uses that book as their bible. Crowley is obviously against the Roman Catholic Church since he named their ceremony "Gnostic Catholic Mass." It's a insult the Church. Crowley's "Odro Templi Orienti" (OTO) is a religion in full force today. I've found his current temples where they worship many deities. I've read the instructions for they're mass and they worship someone called the beast, baphomet, osiris, and the eye of horace. He also developed his own pentagram design which I know stands for some silly pagan goddess. Now is he relating to some early wicca? I don't know. Personally, I think he was taking too many drugs and came up with some dumb stuff people actually buy into. I had a girlfriend who was pagan so I know some of the silly rituals which were also quite dumb.
Sounds like you are the one on too many drugs.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#167 Jun 4, 2011
rudy wrote:
Has anyone read or heard about crowley's "Book of Law?" His made up Thelema religion uses that book as their bible. Crowley is obviously against the Roman Catholic Church since he named their ceremony "Gnostic Catholic Mass." It's a insult the Church. Crowley's "Odro Templi Orienti" (OTO) is a religion in full force today. I've found his current temples where they worship many deities. I've read the instructions for they're mass and they worship someone called the beast, baphomet, osiris, and the eye of horace. He also developed his own pentagram design which I know stands for some silly pagan goddess. Now is he relating to some early wicca? I don't know. Personally, I think he was taking too many drugs and came up with some dumb stuff people actually buy into. I had a girlfriend who was pagan so I know some of the silly rituals which were also quite dumb.
uhuh another fool coming to show his? her? ignorance...
rudy

United States

#168 Jun 4, 2011
Which magic do you practice? Are you a member of the +
OTO?

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#169 Jun 4, 2011
rudy wrote:
Which magic do you practice? Are you a member of the +
OTO?
Wouldn't matter, you aren't bright enough to know one from the other anyway.
rudy

United States

#170 Jun 4, 2011
Someone here is having trouble conceiving
a child.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#171 Jun 4, 2011
Another lame troll hiding behind an unregistered nick..

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#172 Jun 4, 2011
rudy wrote:
Someone here is having trouble conceiving
a child.
Doubtful.

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#173 Jun 4, 2011
rudy wrote:
I've read the instructions for they're mass and they worship someone called the beast, baphomet, osiris, and the eye of horace.
Oh no, does Horace know people are after his eye?
javy

Grass Valley, CA

#175 Jun 6, 2011
Just say no! Like this guy did:

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#176 Jun 7, 2011
javy wrote:
Just say no! Like this guy did:
No. We won't watch your Propaganda. Happy? Sorry your charlatans don't convince anyone other than the extremely stupid.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#177 Jun 7, 2011
javy wrote:
Just say no! Like this guy did:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =aM1CkXxwf0YXX


And the point was what? You are tin hat wearing loon.. We knew that Javy.. The video was boring as it was pointless. Unless you are christian.. All you succeeded in doing is boring people...
The Kidd

San Jose, CA

#178 Jun 7, 2011
kathwynn wrote:
<quoted text>
... All you succeeded in doing is boring people...
I disagree. In my opinion, he is also succeeding in driving people away from Christianity.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#179 Jun 7, 2011
The Kidd wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. In my opinion, he is also succeeding in driving people away from Christianity.
Well he does that on a regular basis.

As I have pointed out to him on other forums he is really his own worse enemy..

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#180 Jun 7, 2011
The Kidd wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. In my opinion, he is also succeeding in driving people away from Christianity.
He won't hear that though, he always has an excuse why it's not "their" fault. Zealots always make excuses.
skeptic

Saint Petersburg, FL

#181 Apr 6, 2017
Trust fund brat, rapist, pedophile, morphine addict, eater of feces?

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