Aleister Crowley Quote
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The Wand is not a Wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it.”
Ch. 13 : Of the Banishings and of the Purifications - Magick Book IV : Liber ABA
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)
Born: October 12, 1875
Died: December 1, 1947 (age 72)
Occupation: Critic, occultist, poet, novelist.
Bio: Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast 666, was an English occultist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and mountaineer, who was responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema.
Quote of the day
“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”