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  Crowley as "Demi-God"???

"Ummm...OK then."

In 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 new religion.

    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 glory……"

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 worshipers.

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.



Hoor hath a secret fourfold name: it is

Do What Thou Wilt

Four Words: Naught-One-Many-All.


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.


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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