Sunday, 30 December 2012

Dickinson Presents: Aleister Crowley

As a real fan of A.C. I can't resist puting this one on my Crowley Blog.


Monday, 18 April 2011

(no video link this time, just the pictures below)
Crowley spend his last days in a Victorian guest house in Hastings named "Netherwoods".
He spend most of his days in his rooms where he also took his meals. He roused himself as darkness fell and sat up all night writing letters, reading or indulging in his heroïn habit.
He had a ration of heroïn wich was allowed him, it used to come down from a chemist called "Heppel's" in London. The police knew about it.
Mrs. Symonds often watched as he injected himself.

"He didn't mind, and neither did I" she said.
This is how he looked towards the end.

Just a nice old man enjoying his tobacco and his heroïn.

Saturday, 28 July 2007

Aleister Crowley and the Use of Heroïne

Chasing the Dragon

The powers that be and the church have demonized the use of drugs through the centuries.

Within the older (pagan) societies it was custom for the medicin men to use all kinds of drugs to get in contact with the spirit world.

These customs were wiped out by the church.

The church never wanted the people to get really spiritual, the churches were only interested in keeping in control. They lied, murderd and tortured to stay in control.

I have respect for Jesus, but I loath the church, those damned hypocrits.

We all know that Crowley was a notoire user of Heroin and Cocain

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Opium and Hashiesh

The use of Opium and Hashiesh is as old as man itself.
the image below is of a opium den on the East-side of London

All these man were notoriuos because of their use of drugs.
It started in the 17th century with the use of opium and hashiesh.

Don't forget that the sails of the ships were not made of cotton, that was far to expensive.

No, they were made of Hemp or canvas.

The word canvas comes from 'canabas' or 'canabis'.

Because of some pupils (apprentices) of famous Dutch painters, who used hemp themself, we know that in the middle ages there were lots of people who smoked weed, because it was cheaper than tobaco and you'd get stoned as well.

Aleister Crowley

Charles Baudelaire

Diary of a Drug Fiend

Poem from diary of a drug fiend

Thirst !
Not the thirst of the throat
Though that be the wildest and worst
of physical pangs_ that smote
Alone to the heart of Christ,
Wringing the one wild cry
“I thirst !” from His agony,
While the soldiers drank and diced :
Not the thirst benign
That calls the worker to wine ;
Not the bodily thirst
(Though that be frenzy accurst )
When the mouth is full of sand,
And the eyes are gummed up, and the ears
Trick the soul till it hears
Water, water at hand,
When a man will dig his nails
In his breast, and drink the blood
Already that clots and stales
Ere its tongue can tip its flood,
When the sun is a living devil
Vomiting vats of evil, and the moon and night but mock
The wretch on hiss barren rock,
And the dome of heaven high-arched
Like his mouth is arid and parched,
And the caves of his hearth high-spanned
Are choked with alkali sand !

Not this ! but a thirst uncharted ;
Body and soul alike
Traitors turned black-hearted,
Seeking a space to strike
In a victim already attuned
To one vast chord of wound ;
Every separate bone
Cold, an incarnate groan
Distilled from the icy sperm
Of hells implacable worm ;
Every drop of the river
Of blood aflame and a-quiver
With poison sweet and sour_
With a sudden twitch at the last
Like certain jagged daggers.
(With bloodshot eyes dull-glassed
The screaming Malay staggers
Trough his village aghast).
So blood wrenches its pain
Sardonic through heart and brain.
Every separate nerve
Awake and alert, on a curve
Whose asymptote’s name is “never”
In a hyperbolic “for ever !”
A bitten and burning snake
Striking its venom within it,
As if it might serve to slake
The pain for the tithe of a minute.

Awake, for ever awake !
Awake as one never is
While sleep is a possible end,
Awake in the void, the abyss
Whose thirst is an echo of this
That martyrs, world without end,
(World without end, Amen !)
The man that falters and yields
For the proverb’s “month and an hour”
To the lure of the snow-starred fields
Where the opium poppy’s aflower.

Only the prick of a needle
Charged from a wizard well !
Is this sufficient to wheedle
A soul from heaven to hell ?
Was mans spirit weaned
From fear of its ghosts and gods
To fawn at the feet of a fiend ?
Is it such terrible odds_
The heir of ages of wonder,
The crown of earth for an hour,
The master of tide and thunder
Against the juice of a flower ?
Ay ! in the roar and rattle
Of all the armies of sin,
This was the only battle
He was never known to win.

Slave to the thirst _ not thirst
As here it is weakly written,
Not thirst in the brain black-bitten,
In the soul more sorely smitten !
One dare not think of the worst !
Beyond the raging and raving
Hell of the physical craving
Lies, in the brain benumbed,
At the end of time and space,
An abyss, unmeasured, unplumbed_
The haunt of a face !

She is it, she, that found me
In the morphia honeymoon ;
With silk and steel she bound me,
In her poisonous milk she drowned me,
Even now her arms surround me,
Stifling me into her swoon
That still _ but oh, how rarely !_
Comes at the thrust of the needle,
Steadily stares and squarely,
Nor needs to fondle and wheedle
Her slave agasp for a kiss,
Hers whose horror is his
That knows that viper womb,
Speckled and barred with black
On its rusty amber scales,
In his tomb_
The straining, groaning, rack
On which he wails _ he wails !

Her cranial dome is vaulted,
Her mad Mongolian eyes
Aslant with the ecstacies
Of things immune, exalted
Far beyond stars and skies,
Slits of amber and jet_
Her snout for the quarry set
Fleshy and heavy and gross,
Bestial, broken across,
And below it her mouth that drips
Blood from the lips
That hide the fangs of a snake,
Drips on venomous udders
Mountainous flanks that fret,
And the spirit sickens and shudders
At the hint of worse thing yet.

Olya ! the golden bait
Barbed with infinite pain,
Fatal, fanatical mate
Of a poisoned body and brain !
Olya, the name that leers
Its lecherous longing and knavery,
Whispers in crazing ears
The secret spell of her slavery.

Horror indeed intense,
Seduction ever intenser
Swinging the smoke of sense
From the bowl of a smouldering censer !
Behind me, behind and above,
She stands that mirror of love.
Her fingers are supple-jointed ;
Her nails are polished and pointed,
And tipped with spurs of gold :
With them she rowels the brain.
Her lust is critical, cold ;
And her Chinese cheeks are pale,
As she daintily picks, profane
With her octopus lips, and the teeth
Jagged and black beneath,
Pulp and blood from a nail.
One swift prick was enough
In days gone by to invoke her :
She was incarnate love
In the hours when I first awoke her.
Little by little I found
The truth of her, stripped of clothing,
Bitter beyond all bound,
Leprous beyond all loathing.
Black, the plague of the pit,
Her pustules visibly fester,
Cancerous kisses that bit
As the asp caressed her.

Dragon of lure and dread,
Tiger of fury and lust,
The quick in chains to the dead,
The slime alive in the dust,
Brazen shame like a flame,
An orgy of pregnant pollution
With hate beyond aim or name_
Orgasm, death, dissolution !
Know you now why her eyes
So fearfully glaze, beholding
Terrors and infamies
Like filthy flowers unfolding ?
Laughter widowed of ease,
Agony barred from sadness,
Death defeated of peace,
Is she not madness ?

She waits for me, lazily leering,
As moon goes murdering moon ;
The moon of her triumph is nearing ;
She will have me wholly soon.

And you, you puritan others,
Who have missed the morphia craving,
Cry scorn if I call you brothers,
Curl lip at my maniac raving,
Fools, seven times beguiled,
You have not known her ? Well !
There was never a need she smiled
To harry you into hell !

Morphia is but one
Spark of its secular fire
She is the single sun_
The type of all desire !
All that you would , you are_
And that is the crown of a craving.
You are slaver of the wormwood star.
Analysed, reason is raving.
Feeling, examined, is pain.
What heaven were to hope for a doubt of it !
Life is anguish, insane ;
And death is _ not a way out of it !

from the Diary Of A Drug Fiend
By Aleister Crowley

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Crowley as Christ

Crowley posing as Christ
With many thanks to Peter-R. Koenig and his O.T.O site
Here the link to his site

And there is this link:

I think its a great photo.
The Young and the Old Crow.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

The Bush-Crowley Connection

Aleister Crowley and Barbara Bush.
Now you think, what has Barbara Bush to do with Aleister Crowley?
As the rumours have it, was Barbara the illigit child of Aleister Crowley and Pauline Pierce.
And Pauline Pierce is the mother of Barbara Bush.
If you want to know more I suggest you look at the site of Freeman.
At the bottom of the site you'll see the same photo and you can read about the Bush-Crowley Connection.