|Birthname||Crowley, Edward Alexander|
|born on||12 October 1875 at 23:42 (= 11:42 PM )|
|Place||Leamington Spa, England, 52n18, 1w31|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°14' 22°48 Asc. 08°00'|
British mystic who authored "Equinox of the Gods" in a dozen volumes. He also was a writer of poetry and pornography. Crowley was a member of the Golden Dawn and the founder of O.T.O. (Order Templat Orientatis) A notably controversial figure, he was called the wickedest man in the world by some and one of the greatest mystics of our age by others.
Crowley was brought up within the Plymouth Brethren, a strict religious sect who believed that their ministers possessed special gifts, charismas, bestowed from above and who stood in direct communion with God. This undoubtedly influenced his later religious epiphanies as he believed himself to be a divine priest and said that much of his writing was "dictated" to him by the divine. In 1895 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge. His studies were eclectic, and he discovered both his poetic skills and a love of mountaineering. It was while he was in Cambridge that he had his first mystical experience and his first encounter with Magic. He left University in 1898 without completing his degree.
When he inherited 30,000 pounds, he traveled through many countries, where he gained a reputation for infamous exploits of black magic, hypnotism and lechery. Writing prolifically, though erratically, he seldom revised a manuscript. One of his most infamous works must be "Diary of a :Drug Fiend," in which he explores the subject of addiction to opiates, published 1922. Actually his first experience with drugs was the opiates he was given to relieve the discomfort of asthma attacks. Rebellious and eccentric all of his life, he wrote that "bourgeois values are like a piece of milling meat on soggy toast."
Crowley was married twice and had one child.
He died of heart failure, insane from cocaine and heroin, nearly penniless, forgotten and alone on 12/01/1947, Hastings, England.
- business associate/partner relationship with Regardie, Francis (born 17 November 1907)
- friend relationship with Neuberg, Victor (born 6 May 1883)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1922 (Diary of a Drug Fiend)
Jim Eshelman quotes his autobiography, "Confessions of Aleister Crowley," in which he gives a time of "11:00 PM to Midnight," rectified by Eshelman. Crowley did, however, publish a chart in "Equinox of the Gods" that is set for 10:50 PM LMT. LeGros gave 10:58 PM in AA. Penfield quotes the chart in "Equinox" for 10:32 PM in Mercury Hour Ext., 1/1980. Steinbrecher rectified to 11:04 PM
- Traits : Personality : Mystical
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Opiates for asthma)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (From drug use)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance (30,000 pounds)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
- Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Mystical experience (Epiphanines)
- Vocation : Religion : Metaphysical (The Golden Dawn)
- Vocation : Sex Business : Porno Market (Writer)
- Vocation : Writers : Erotic (Pornography)
- Vocation : Writers : Metaphysics/ Parapsychology
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book