Posts by Jake Given

CINE-WEEN: Angels, UFOs, and Aleister Crowley: A Strange History

For many, Aleister Crowley is little more than a satanist. He was known in his own time as “the wickedest man in the world,” and even identified himself as “the beast, 666.” However, it’s important to recognize that Crowley’s own words were often ironic and dramatic, and that Crowley was not, in any strict sense, a satanist or “devil-worshipper.” He was, however, one of the most important occultists in recent history. He even developed his own magickal religion called Thelema, the Greek word for “will,” which contains one of the most misunderstood maxims of all time—“do what thou wilt shall
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