Mandyloo where are you getting this info on Aleister Crowley? i would really like to know.. Crowley was definaly out there as a being, but i dont think Aleister Crowley was a Satanist. To be a Satanist entails belief in the Judeo-Christian god crowley beleived in many gods and goddess not christian "one true god" and i have never read anything about him sacrificing children.. he might have raped some? but maybe your right i dont know about that one. he was def a sex enthuist and one of his pagan paths was of the sex magic orgin. a lot of people pratice sex magic even today. i never thought of him as a satanist.. he was an avied Pan lover, All hail the great god Pan!! he was part of the golden dawn which was an ocult group, he was a pretty good author.. he started his own pagan path called Thelema . The faith follows the idea that the 20th century marked the beginning of the Aeon of Horus, in which a new ethical code would be followed; "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law". This statement indicated that followers, who are known as Thelemites, should seek out and follow their own True Will rather than their ego's desires. The religion also emphasizes the ritual practice of Magick as well as mysticism.
it was a Polytheism path which means there is the belief of multiple deities. he was also part of the freemansons as well..
Crowley was a person who started a cult following by believing he was the beast and 666 implied to him. His cult and himself are known for voilent acts, children sacrifices, and pretty much anything considered "evil" you can think of, and if im correct they do believe in heavan and hell, but think hell is the right side. LeVeyan satanism is a philosophy that teaches you are your own god. There is no heaven or hell, nor mythical beings to answer too. They believe in embracing our human wants and needs and not condeming people for acting on them. They also dont believe in harming another innocent person or animal without their consent, whether it be through violence, ra.pe, or sacrifices. They do however believe in an eye for an eye. I personally love the philosophies of LeVeyan satanism, i wouldnt call it a religion, but i agree with most of what is said.
Crowley definitely was not a Satanist. He did consider himself "the evilest man alive", but he did not worship Satan., Purroo and wereowlexterminators are very correct, he was a Thelemite. He was a believer of many Gods and Purroo is right he was an avid Pan Follower (I actually use one of his calls to Pan in my Pan Tribute Ritual). He certainly had some bad traits, but he was also extremely intelligent. I have never read anything about him doing children sacrifices. A very interesting man.
Le Veigh Satanism is very interesting. I was just writing an article on it the other day. I actually liked many of the creeds and found much in the religion that I agreed with.
Ah i apologize, all i know of it is what i have read. I didnt mean to imply he was a satanist though, i was speaking of him as a person. Im sure some of what i have read about him has been fabricated though...people always want to make things sound worse for shock factor. I havent done much research on him in the past, thats just what i recall reading. Im more interested in LeVay and his teachings and bible than anything.
The first atomic bomb was actually made of a dead baby. Crowley and L. Ron Hubbard helped John Whiteside Parsons make it. Check Wikipedia for more on JW Parsons. Hubbard went on to teach LeVey.
Their is no such thing as Crowley satanism. Crowley was a Thelemite.
It removed my link. Look up "Thelema" on wikipedia.
I believe you're thinking of Leviegh