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  Never ask Aleister Crowley to take care of your goat while your away, either.

After Rose Kelly went  insane, Crowley found a  new lover while in New  York named Leah Hirsig.  In the 1920's, Crowley  finally was able to  fulfil his lifelong  dream of creating a real  life "Abbey of Thelema"  in a village called  Cefalu, on the island of  Sicily in Italy. Of  course, life in the  Abbey was not the Utopia  Crowley had dreamed it  would be. He tried to  have a polygamous  relationship with two  women, but the Leah and  the other gal quickly  grew to dislike each  other and had constant  arguments.

 Also Crowley had no way  to support himself, and  at times the trio nearly starved--and would have--had it not been for the sympathy of local peasants. For three years, Crowley and the pathetic assortment of followers that came and went (leaving money and some of their sanity behind) made the Abbey home, which visitors described as about as clean as an outhouse, and it literally smelled of feces.

    One of the most disgusting of all Crowley's "magical" acts was the night  Leah defecated on a plate which Crowley, a man who’s blasphemy knew no end, then consecrated her feces as a "Eucharist". She then demanded that Crowley should eat her excrement. Under Hirsig's stern gaze, Crowley cleaned his plate of feces. Later, he wrote of this "magickal"experience: "My mouth burned; my throat choked; my belly retched, my blood fled whither who knows, and my skin sweated. She stood above me, hideous in contempt."

    Crowley adorned the walls with crudely painted pictures of people in every sexual position, as well as murals of demons. Several witnesses described the sacrifice of animals in the "magick" rituals. One such ritual is described as having a female follower copulate with a goat, and then Crowley would slash the goat's throat at the moment of climax. The blood was then collected and drank by the followers. In some rituals, Crowley baptized frogs and then crucified them as part of his "Gnostic Mass". Another sacrifice by a disciple named Loveday involving a cat went like this:

 "The cat was placed on the altar; incense was burnt; magical invocations went on for two hours. At the end of this time, Loveday slashed the cat's throat with a knife; but the blow was too light, and the cat rushed around the room howling. It was caught again, etherized, and Loveday was made to gulp down a cup of the cat's blood."

    Loveday contracted distemper after drinking blood from this poor cat and died a few days later. This incident and stories about animal and infant sacrifices the local papers ran made Mussolini's Italy give Crowley and company the boot (Italy...boot...that's a joke son, you missed it!). Throughout Crowley's career there were stories of infant sacrifice, but there never seemed to be much evidence for it. However, Crowley's own writings at first glance would seem to confirm this.

 "For the highest spiritual working one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force. A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim."

But apparently when Crowley makes statements of infant sacrifice, he is jokingly referring to masturbation. Still, while Crowley lived in London, one of his maids quit and went to the police, complaining Crowley was killing children and dumping the cremated remains in the river Thames. The police didn't take her seriously and never bothered to invistigate.

More From Crowley’s "Bible" the Liber Al Vel Legis

     To say Crowley wasn't a Satanist just isn't completely accurate. From everything we read so far, it certainly would seem that he was. Here's another gem from Crowley's Liber Al Vel Legis, the Bible of the Thelemites:

3:50 I am in a secret fourfold word, the blasphemy against all gods of men.

3:51 Curse them! Curse them! Curse them!

3:52 With my Hawk's head I peck at the eyes of Jesus as he hangs upon the cross.

3:53 I flap my wings in the face of Mohammed & blind him.

3:54 With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian and the Buddhist, Mongol and Din.

3:55 Bahlasti! Ompehda! I spit on your crapulous creeds.

3:56 Let Mary inviolate be torn upon the wheels: for her sake let all chaste women be utterly despised among you!

    This clearly shows intolerance for not only Christianity, but all other religions as well. Since religions have commandments concerning moral conduct, Crowley had little use for them, except what he could plagiarize for his own religion. It would be hard to describe the last passages as anything else but blasphemous.

    So before occultists shake their finger at "xtians" and give them the stink eye for what they perceive to be " intolerance", let them look at what's sitting on their own bookshelves! The above verse quoted doesn't really sound much different from the rantings of a teenage Satanist might post in a newsgroup online.

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