Aleister Crowley, the Guardian Angel and Aiwass : the nature of spiritual beings in the philosophies of the great Beast 666

Název: Aleister Crowley, the Guardian Angel and Aiwass : the nature of spiritual beings in the philosophies of the great Beast 666
Zdrojový dokument: Sacra. 2013, roč. 11, č. 2, s. 33-42
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    1214-5351 (print)
    2336-4483 (online)
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The late nineteenth and early twentieth century occultists saw themselves, more than ever before, confronted with the intrusion of science on their traditional turfs. While occult phenomena were more and more explained by scientific discovery, the new science, psychology, took a stab at the workings of occult ritual. Under influence of these new challenges many occultists moved towards a more psychological interpretation of their rituals. In this paper I will demonstrate how "the great beast 666", Aleister Crowley, dealt with these challenges and how they effected both his ideas and the development of his final philosophy.
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