Aleister Crowley
The Pentagram by Aleister Crowley

The Pentagram by Aleister Crowley

In the Years of the Primal Course, in the dawn of terrestrialbirth,Man mastered the mammoth and horse, and Man was theLord of the Earth.He made him an hollow skin from the heart ...

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Dumb by Aleister Crowley

Dumb by Aleister Crowley

Gabriel whispered in mine earHis archangelic poesie.How can I write? I only hearThe sobbing murmur of the sea.Raphael breathed and bade me passHis rapt evangel to mankind;I cannot ...

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Independence by Aleister Crowley

Independence by Aleister Crowley

Come to my arms --- is it eve? is it morn? Is Apollo awake? Is Diana reborn? Are the streams in full song? Do the woods whisper hush Is it the nightingale? Is it the thrush? Is it ...

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Hymn To Pan by Aleister Crowley

Hymn To Pan by Aleister Crowley

Thrill with lissome lust of the light,O man ! My man !Come careering out of the nightOf Pan ! Io Pan .Io Pan ! Io Pan ! Come over the seaFrom Sicily and from Arcady !Roaming as ...

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Optimist by Aleister Crowley

Optimist by Aleister Crowley

Kill off mankind,And give the Earth a chance!Nature might findIn her inheritanceThe seedlings of a raceLess infinitely base.

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At Sea by Aleister Crowley

At Sea by Aleister Crowley

As night hath stars, more rare than shipsIn ocean, faint from pole to pole,So all the wonder of her lipsHints her innavigable soul.Such lights she gives as guide my barque; But I ...

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Hymn To Lucifer by Aleister Crowley

Hymn To Lucifer by Aleister Crowley

Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?Without its climax, death, what savour hathLife? an impeccable machine, exactHe paces an inane and pointless pathTo glut brute ...

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An Oath by Aleister Crowley

An Oath by Aleister Crowley

(An Oath wrtitten during the Dawn Meditation)Aiwaz! Confirm my troth with thee ! my will inspireWith secret sperm of subtle, free, creating Fire!Mould thou my very flesh as Thine, ...

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La Gitana by Aleister Crowley

La Gitana by Aleister Crowley

Your hair was full of roses in the dewfall as we danced, The sorceress enchanting and the paladin entranced, In the starlight as we wove us in a web of silk and steel Immemorial ...

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Dionysus by Aleister Crowley

Dionysus by Aleister Crowley

I bring ye wine from above,From the vats of the storied sun;For every one of yer love,And life for every one.Ye shall dance on hill and level;Ye shall sing in hollow and heightIn ...

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The Rose And The Cross by Aleister Crowley

The Rose And The Cross by Aleister Crowley

Out of the seething cauldron of my woes,Where sweets and salt and bitterness I flung; Where charmed music gathered from my tongue,And where I chained strange archipelagoesOf ...

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Happy Dust by Aleister Crowley

Happy Dust by Aleister Crowley

For MargotSnow that fallest from heaven, bear me aloft on thy wingsTo the domes of the star-girdled Seven, the abode ofineffable things,Quintessence of joy and of strength, that, ...

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The Atheist by Aleister Crowley

The Atheist by Aleister Crowley

Nor thou, Habib, nor I are glad,when rosy limbs and sweat entwine;But rapture drowns the sense and self,the wine the drawer of the wine,And Him that planted first the grape-o ...

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Lyric Of Love To Leah by Aleister Crowley

Lyric Of Love To Leah by Aleister Crowley

Come, my darling, let us danceTo the moon that beckons usTo dissolve our love in tranceHeedless of the hideousHeat & hate of Sirius-Shun his baneful brilliance!Let us dance ...

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A Birthday by Aleister Crowley

A Birthday by Aleister Crowley

"Aug." 10, 1911.Full moon to-night; and six and twenty yearsSince my full moon first broke from angel spheres!A year of infinite love unwearying ---No circling seasons, but ...

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Boo To Buddha by Aleister Crowley

Boo To Buddha by Aleister Crowley

So it is eighteen years,Helena, since we met!A season so endears,Nor you nor I forgetThe fresh young faces that once cloveIn that most fiery dawn of love.We wandered to and ...

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On – On – Poet by Aleister Crowley

On – On – Poet by Aleister Crowley

I to the open road,You to the hunchbacked street -Which of us twoShall the earlier rueThat day we chanced to meet?I with a heart that's sound,You with sick fancies of pain -Which ...

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Power by Aleister Crowley

Power by Aleister Crowley

The mighty sound of forests murmuring In answer to the dread command; The stars that shudder when their king extends his hand, His awful hand to bless, to curse; or moves Toward ...

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Ave Adonai by Aleister Crowley

Ave Adonai by Aleister Crowley

Pale as the night that palesIn the dawn's pearl-pure pavillion,I wait for thee, with my dove's breastShuddering, a god its bitter guest-Have I not gilded my nailsAnd painted my ...

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Athor And Asar by Aleister Crowley

Athor And Asar by Aleister Crowley

On the black night, beneath the winter moon,I clothed me in the limbs of Codia,Swooning my soul out into her red throat,So that the glimmer of our skins, the tuneOg our ripe ...

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Au Bal by Aleister Crowley

Au Bal by Aleister Crowley

A vision of flushed faces, shining limbs,The madness of the music that entrancesAll life in its delirium of dances!The white world glitters in the void, and swimsThrough the ...

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Linoz Isidoz by Aleister Crowley

Linoz Isidoz by Aleister Crowley

Lo! I lament. Fallen is the sixfold Star:Slain is Asar.O twinned with me in the womb of Night!O son of my bowels to the Lord of Light!O man of mine that hast covered meFrom the ...

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Long Odds by Aleister Crowley

Long Odds by Aleister Crowley

How many million galaxies there areWho knows? and each has countless stars in it,And each rolls through eternities afarBeneath the threshold of the Infinite.How is it that will ...

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Adela by Aleister Crowley

Adela by Aleister Crowley

Jupiter Mars P MoonVENEZIA, "May" 19"th", 1910.Jupiter's foursquare blaze of gold and blueRides on the moon, a lilac conch of pearl,As if the dread god, charioted anewCame ...

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Pan To Artemis by Aleister Crowley

Pan To Artemis by Aleister Crowley

Uncharmable charmerOf Bacchus and MarsIn the sounding reboundingAbyss of the stars!O virgin in armour,Thine arrows unslingIn the brilliant resilientFirst rays of the spring!By the ...

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Arhan by Aleister Crowley

Arhan by Aleister Crowley

When the chill of earth black-breasted is uplifted at theglanceOf the red sun million-crested, and the forest blossomsdanceWith the light that stirs and lustres of the dawn, and ...

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Logos by Aleister Crowley

Logos by Aleister Crowley

Out of the night forth flamed a star -mine own!Now seventy light-years nearer as I urgeConstant my heart through the abyss unknown,Its glory my sole guide while space surgeAbout ...

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Colophon by Aleister Crowley

Colophon by Aleister Crowley

TO LAYLAH EIGHT-AND-TWENTYLamp of living loveliness,Maid miraculously male,Rapture of thine own excessBlushing through the velvet veilWhere the olive cheeks aglowShadow-soften ...

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The Wizard Way by Aleister Crowley

The Wizard Way by Aleister Crowley

Velvet soft the night-star glowed Over the untrodden road, Through the giant glades of yew Where its ray fell light as dew Lighting up the shimmering veil Maiden pure and aery ...

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The Twins by Aleister Crowley

The Twins by Aleister Crowley

Have pity ! show no pity !Those eyes that send such shiversInto my brain and spine : oh let themFlame like the ancient citySwallowed up by the sulphurous riversWhen men let angels ...

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The Disciples by Aleister Crowley

The Disciples by Aleister Crowley

"To Lionel Engers-Kennedy: to the memory of Hargrave Jennings: andto A. C. W. G. and H. E. H."Beneath the vine tree and the figWhere mortal cares may not intrude,On melon and on ...

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The Hermit by Aleister Crowley

The Hermit by Aleister Crowley

AN ATTACK ON BARBERCRAFTAt last an end of all I hoped and feared!Muttered the hermit through his elfin beard.Then what art thou? the evil whisper whirred.I doubt me soerly if the ...

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The Quest by Aleister Crowley

The Quest by Aleister Crowley

A part, immutable, unseen,Being, before itself had been,Became. Like dew a triple queenShone as the void uncovered:The silence of deep height was drawnA veil across the silver ...

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The Titanic by Aleister Crowley

The Titanic by Aleister Crowley

Forth flashed the serpent streak of steel,Consummate crown of man's device;Down crashed upon an immobileAnd brainless barrier of ice.Courage!The grey gods shoot a laughing lip: ...

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The Mantra-Yoga by Aleister Crowley

The Mantra-Yoga by Aleister Crowley

IHow should I seek to make a song for theeWhen all my music is to moan thy name?That long sad monotone - the same - the same -Matching the mute insatiable seaThat throbs with ...

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Ut by Aleister Crowley

Ut by Aleister Crowley

IHail to the golden OneSeen in the midmost Sun !Hail to the golden beard and golden lips,His whole lige golden to the finger-tips !Hail to the golden hair in golden showersHiding ...

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The Neophyte by Aleister Crowley

The Neophyte by Aleister Crowley

To-night I tread the unsubstantial wayThat looms before me, as the thundering nightFalls on the ocean: I must stop, and prayOne little prayer, and then - what bitter fightFlames ...

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The Garden Of Janus by Aleister Crowley

The Garden Of Janus by Aleister Crowley

IThe cloud my bed is tinged with blood and foam.The vault yet blazes with the sunWrithing above the West, brave hippodromeWhose gladiators shock and shunAs the blue night devours ...

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The Ladder by Aleister Crowley

The Ladder by Aleister Crowley

"I will arise and go unto my father"MALKUTHDark, dark all dark! I cower, I cringe.Only ablove me is a citron tingeAs if some echo of red, gold and lueChimed on the night and let ...

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The Buddhist by Aleister Crowley

The Buddhist by Aleister Crowley

There never was a face as fair as yours,A heart as true, a love as pure and keen.These things endure, if anything endures.But, in this jungle, what high heaven immuresUs in its ...

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The Four Winds by Aleister Crowley

The Four Winds by Aleister Crowley

The South wind said to the palms: My lovers sing me psalms; But are they as warm as those That Laylah's lover knows? The North wind said to the firs: I have my worshippers; But ...

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Elegy by Aleister Crowley

Elegy by Aleister Crowley

Here rests beneath this hospitable spotA youth to flats and flatties not unknown.The Plymouth Brethren gave it to him hot;Trinity, Cambridge, claimed him for her own.At chess a ...

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At Bordj-An-Nus by Aleister Crowley

At Bordj-An-Nus by Aleister Crowley

El Arabi! El Arabi! Burn in thy brilliance, mine own!O Beautiful! O Barbarous! Seductive as a serpent isThat poises head and hood, and makes his body tremble to the droneOf ...

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The Hawk And The Babe by Aleister Crowley

The Hawk And The Babe by Aleister Crowley

I am that hawk of goldProud in adamantine poiseOn the pillars of torqoise,See,beyond the starry fold,Where a darkling orb is rolled.There, beneath a grove of yew,Plays a babe. ...

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Thanatos Basileos by Aleister Crowley

Thanatos Basileos by Aleister Crowley

The serpent dips his head beneath the seaHis mother, source of all his energyEternal, thence to draw the strength he needsOn earth to do indomitable deesOnce more; and they, who ...

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The Priestess Of Panormita by Aleister Crowley

The Priestess Of Panormita by Aleister Crowley

Hear me, Lord of the Stars!For thee I have worshipped everWith stains and sorrows and scars,With joyful, joyful endeavour.Hear me, O lily-white goat!O crisp as a thicket of ...

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The Interpreter by Aleister Crowley

The Interpreter by Aleister Crowley

Mother of Light, and the Gods! Mother of Music, awake!Silence and speech are at odds; Heaven and Hell are atstake.By the Rose and the Cross I conjure; I constrain by theSnake and ...

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The Five Adorations by Aleister Crowley

The Five Adorations by Aleister Crowley

I praise Thee, God, whose rays upstart beneath the Brightand Morning Star:Nowit asali fardh salat assobhi allahu akbar.I praise Thee, God, the fierce and swart; at noon Thou ...

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The Tent by Aleister Crowley

The Tent by Aleister Crowley

Only the stars endome the lonely camp,Only the desert leagues encompass it;Waterless wastes, a wilderness of wit,Embattled Cold, Imagination's Cramp.Now were the Desolation fain ...

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Prologue To Rodin In Rime by Aleister Crowley

Prologue To Rodin In Rime by Aleister Crowley

To Kathleen-Nor I can give, nor you can take; enduresThe simple truth of me that is yours.Is not the music mingled with the formWhen all the heavens break in blind black storm?Are ...

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