alternative movements Essay

1888 WordsApr 23, 20148 Pages
Aleister Crowley’s Mystic Beliefs Dedicating his whole adult life to indulging in everything he believed god would hate Edward Aleister Crowley, was nick named by his mother as “The great beast of revolution whose number is 666.” Aleister Crowley spent his life performing sex magic, taking heroin, opium, hashish, peyote and cocaine, invoking spirits, and even once offering himself to Russian authorities to help destroy authorities. (Conspiracy zone 3) Crowley’s first act of action was to join Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He also joined the Ordos Temple Orients, in which he practiced sexmagic. Leading to the establishment of the philosophical theory of Thelma, Crowley stated “Do as thou wilt shall be the law”. Known as the wickedest…show more content…
The OTO was so much of a secret people died in their and no one ever mentioned how or why they passed away. Having such free capability of practicing what they believe Crowley took this factor to be such a great advantage. In 1912 Crowley than took over the OTO (Campbell 8 ) . When Aleister took control he completely changed the way everything was going. “Crowley redeveloped its rights under the philosophy of Thelmes and redirected it focus to spreading the teachings of Thelemes on a global scale” (Campbell 7 ). Aleister tried his best to spread the philosophy of Thelemes through any people he could talk to and possibly get to. He became so caught up in the fact of spreading Thelemes that he completely changed the way that everything was in the Ordo Templi Orientus was ran. He made everyone follow everything that he was saying and convinced them to the point where they actually believed him. Having so much power Crowley continued to do much as he can so he can let the word about Thelemes philosophy out to as many people he can possibly get to no matter what it meant that had to get done for this to happen (Campbell 4). Before leaving to spread Thelemes Crowley allowed open membership to men and women. Being that this was a time where woman where not allowed to do much, having a woman being allowed to become a member of the Ordo Templi Orentis was out of the ordinary. Aliester was not
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