great man, complete genius and slightly mad ;). I've read and study most his works, some i get on with some i don't. And to quote him " do what thou wilt. Shall be the whole of the law" is something, which in a way, i live by.
I didn't read much from him, but from what I did read I didn't really learn anything except that he seemed like the kind of guy who put his all into everything he did. In other words, when he set a goal he did not hold himself back from reaching it as some people tend to do and he wasn't the type to give up easily. I could be wrong about that, but that's what I would guess about him based on what I read about him.
Re: Aleister Crowley
By: Noeital_Tell Oct 23, 2009
Post # 5
The translations he used for his work were often wrong, many of his recipes are not only incorrect they are dangerous.
The measure of an occultist is in the quality of their life. Crowley was a miserable misogynist who managed to offend much more highly respected Elders of his era, including a Witch Queen whom he had hoped to study with.