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poetry in satanism and occultism

Uploaded by cruelanais on Aug 24, 2005

Hymn to Lucifer

Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?
Without its climax, death, what savour hath
Life? an impeccable machine, exact
He paces an inane and pointless path
To glut brute appetites, his sole content
How tedious were he fit to comprehend
Himself! More, this our noble element
Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned
Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end.

His body a bloody-ruby radiant
With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer
Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant
On Eden's imbecile perimeter.
He blessed nonentity with every curse
And spiced with sorrow the dull soul of sense,
Breathed life into the sterile universe,
With Love and Knowledge drove out innocence
The Key of Joy is disobedience.

Aleister Crowley
Poetry in Occultism and Satanism

"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal."

Edward Alexander Crowley

Occultism and Satanism enjoyed a rapid rise in the early 19th Century, when occult activities were commonly practiced throughout Europe and – though to a lesser extent – in the USA. Although the occult magick was accepted by notable people (e.g. American rocket scientist Jack Parsons) and helped make some people notorious (Anton Szandor LaVey- the Founder of the Satanic Church), the occultists and Satanists relatively remained a minority; in an age when romanticism was struck by realism and when technological advances alongside with wars forced people to abandon what they had been trusting in all their lives – God. Aleister Crowley (Edward Alexander Crowley) was one of the most notorious artists associated with Satanism. Also a convict of many serious crimes, Crowley influenced the whole world of arts both Eastern and Western through his unending travels through Europe, Asia, Canada and the USA. He, alone, takes his place in famous poetry portals beside poets such as Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson.

If any life can be accounted as wicked and dark it is Edward Alexander Crowley’s, who was born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England, on 12 October 1875. His father, Edward Crowley, once maintained a lucrative family brewing business and was retired at the time of Aleister's birth. Aleister grew up in a staunch Plymouth Brethren household. His father, after retiring from his daily duties as a brewer, took up the practice of preaching at a fanatical pace. Daily Bible studies and private tutoring were...

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Uploaded by:   cruelanais

Date:   08/24/2005

Category:   Poetry

Length:   11 pages (2,401 words)

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