36 quotes from Diary of a Drug Fiend: ‘Having to talk destroys the symphony of silence.’. It’s not quite as much fun to write a review when it seems everyone is basically in agreement. Crowley was not as evil as folklore suggests, and he was a lot more. Diary of a Drug Fiend and Other Works by Aleister Crowley [Aleister Crowley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. If you are interested in the.

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Diary of a Drug Fiend and Other Works by Aleister Crowley

Taken with a grain of salt, frug proselytizing moments are still quite fascinating in that they are some of the most straightforward presentations of Thelemic occultism if is likely to find. Granted from fienf I read in the media their behaviour might not be as well behaved as it seemed to be then! I gave Collins the first chance simply because he was on my way home. The waiter brought a bowl of mussels. Her cordiality was an obvious affectation ; but both Lou and myself, as we shook hands, were aware of a subtle and mysterious sympathy which left behind it a stain of inexpressible evil.

Return to Book Page. I was Feeling itself! A crosley smile flickered on her hollow cheeks. Lou had confided the whole story to our host, who admitted that he was familiar with these matters. Why lock up cocaine-traffickers if we tolerate cocaine novels?

Louise’s True Will is discovered to be helping Peter reach his own True Will by loving him and caring for him. And as we ate we talked ; talked racy, violent nonsense, most of it.

Jack Fordham was his name.

On one side the dark crimson tides of electricity; on the other, the stainless splendour of our satellite. My head hurt as I tried to get swept up in it but really my brain just kept telling me to stop wasting my time and move onto something I’d actually like.


Diary of a Drug Fiend Quotes by Aleister Crowley

I tingled in every fibre. There is nothing in nature which cannot be used for our benefit, and it is up to us firnd use it wisely. We were masters ; we had budded from nothingness into existence! The effect upon young writers is injurious, for they are tempted to mistake salacity for modernity, obscenity for daring, indecency for independence.

When I had finished, Lou measured a dose tor herself. I felt a sudden urgent desire to drink a great deal of water.

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The gods had certainly started a new drama. I repeated them rapturously. A bunch of this is absurd and some is archaic you can’t die from opiate withdrawal, for one thingand there’s a fair amount of sexism, but in this book’s innocence from the taint of the drug war–criminalization had just begun when it was written–it manages a lot more nuance than modern accounts.

I thought I would stand myself a little dinner. In retrospect, I was just high and whatnot. I felt a kind of forlorn sense of being lost in a world of incredibly stupid and malicious dwarfs.

We sent for emergency clothes in the town, and went stalking a parson. No critic ought to puff a vile book by advertising its vileness. We are not under the laws and do not enjoy the liberties which our fathers bequeathed us ; we are under a complex and fantastic system of police administration nearly as pernicious as anything even in America.

Say, if you like, she was possessed of the devil! She lived on cocaine. You don’t get the feeling of that from this book.


Heroin is gonna fuck you up in a bad way, you’re going to feel like you’re not in your body for 6 hours and then want more of it. Webster, the German woman, had spoken hardly at cgowley. But he had done more to revitalise the theatre than any other man of his time.

The patron appeared to know our friends very well He welcomed them with even more than the usual brench fussiness. I remembered that I loved her passionately; at the diqry time she happened not to exist. But I am crying, only the tears won’t come. The first of these women was a fat, bold, red-headed slut.

Priced at 7 shillings and sixpence. Perhaps I didn’t give it enough of a chance, but I read slowly enough that it felt like enough: It shows the inner workings of someone caught in drug addiction, their supposed “betterness” juxtaposed with the reality of their sadness.

Description If you are interested in the arcane, the occult, the erotic or the highs and lows of drug addiction, then this book is for you. Fiebd went wild and clutched me by the hair, and forced open my jaws with his finger and thumb. Oct 18, Chilly SavageMelon rated it it was ok.

One goes off at a diray, a fresh, fierce, fantastic tangent, on the slightest excuse. So I could not be on hand with the goods. But we could hardly keep our eyes open ; and as soon crowlet they were gone we made all possible haste to get between the sheets of the twin beds.