his commentary on his Liber Al-Vel Legis, Crowley once commented that
he was chosen to be a "Demigod", meaning a half-man, half god, for his
So we would have to ask people who follow Crowley,
how is Crowley such an enlightened being as to be a "Demigod"? Is it
his hatred for all other religions other than his own? Maybe it's the
goat blood drinking, the feces eating, or the toad crucifying? Maybe
the head of the O.T.O. can mail me the answer to that one some day.
(Actually I already know the answer, so he can save a stamp.)
There also many references to serpent worship, which
could be a reference to sex magic, but might also be a reference to the
Ophite serpent of Gnosticism. Let's review this verse again:
II:22 "I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge & Delight and bright
This is definitely a reference to the Ophite serpent (Lucifer). We have
to also remember Crowley's involvement in the Universal Gnostic Church.
Gnostic sects both ancient and modern often could be considered devil
A final curious verse to consider:
3:75 There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of
midnight is ever the son.
From the 17th -18th centuries (and possibly even as late
as the 19th century) in London, there supposedly existed a cult of
Satanists called the "Sons of Midnight". This could be a reference to
them. In occult literature Lucifer is sometimes called "the Sun at
midnight", or the invisible sun. So it seems the secret name of the god
of the Book of the Law is indeed Lucifer. Michael Aquino of the Temple
of Set seems to think so, because Crowley's Liber Al Vel Legis plus a
detailed commentary are included in the Crystal Tablet of Set, the
group’s primary book.
Then there is this prayer from Aleister Crowley's
The Book of Lies (I think that should be the title of all his books).
It clearly contains a parody of the Lord's Prayer.
CRY OF THE HAWK Hoor
hath a secret fourfold name: it is Do
What Thou Wilt Four
Words: Naught-One-Many-All. Thou-Child! Thy
Name is holy. Thy
Kingdom is come. Thy
Will is done. Here
is the Bread. Here
is the Blood. Bring
us through Temptation! Deliver
us from Good and Evil! That
Mine as Thine be the Crown of the Kingdom, even
now. ABRAHADABRA. These
ten words are four, the Name of the One
Like many of Crowley’s material, this one seems
inspired by Satanism as well. Since it is the opposite of Christianity,
parodies of Christian prayers, ceremonies, and rituals are a major
feature of Satanism. For instance, The Satanic Rituals by Anton LaVey
includes the ritual of The Black Mass, which is a parody of the Roman
Catholic Mass, and also features a parody of the Lord's Prayer.
Satanists sometimes pronounce Christian prayers backwards (i.e., "Our
Father", becomes "Rehtaf Ruo",etc., or Pater Noster", becomes "Retson
Retap", etc.etc.,, in the Latin version) Likewise, Crowley felt that
becoming an expert in reading, writing, speaking and understanding
words backwards was essential to becoming an occultist.
So while this prayer by itself is not prima
facie evidence of Crowley being a Satanist, it is certainly very
suggestive, especially when considered together with the very obvious
Satanism noted in Crowley's Liber Al Vel Legis. In fact, all through
out Crowley's writings there is an undercurrent of Satanism and
references to Satan in them.
With these kind of things in the works and beliefs
of Crowley, it is not surprising that Anton LaVey's Church of Satan
cites Crowley as one of its sources. As mentioned, the Temple of Set
(the other leading brand of Satanism in the USA) considers Crowley a
prophet, and its founder Michael Aquino, as his successor.
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