The Psychology of Hashish has 47 ratings and 0 reviews. Crowley’s mystical and magical study of the drug. Nature teaches us, and the Oracles. The Psychology of Hashish by Aleister Crowley, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. COMPARABLE to the Alf Laylah wa Laylah itself, a very Tower of Babel, partaking alike of truth both gross and subtle inextricably interwoven.

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As a boy at school I enjoyed a reputation for unparalleled cowardice; in the world I am equally accused of foolhardiness.

Aleister Crowley – Psychology of Hashish

Yet the unity of its anguish is the proof of its Selfhood, and the earnest of its resurrection from the abyss. Nicholas rated it liked it Dec 10, He gained much notori Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic.

Location of Infringing Material Identify each web page that allegedly contains infringing material. Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 spychology 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year There are certain Irrational Demons mindless elementalswhich derive their subsistence from the Aerial Rulers; wherfore the Oracle saith, Being the Charioteer of the Aerial, Terrestrial and Aquatic Dogs Next, the perception itself is seen to be dependent on the nature of the observer, and his tendency Sankhara to perceive.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Also there is the vision of the fire-flashing Courser of Light, or also croley Child, borne aloft on the shoulders of the Celestial Steed, fiery, or clothed with gold, or naked, or shooting with the bow shafts of Light, and standing on the shoulders of the horse; then if thy meditation prolongeth itself, thou shalt unite all these Symbols into the form of a Lion Refresh and try again.

It is almost impossible to describe so purely metaphysical a state, which involves clearly enough a contradiction in terms. This is true even though its singleness makes the duration of the phenomenon but one minimum cogitabile. It is completely free from any blemishes of the old type.


I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Dismiss from your mind the impetuous course of the Moon, for she moveth always by the power of psydhology. Thus, a chain of thought A-B-C will have three approving pictures in a fainter key; the soul justifying the sequence.

Books by Aleister Crowley. Imagine as strongly as possible your own figure standing in front of you. The mind may become a total blank, the only relief strange as it sounds being the all but intolerable mental agony of the consciousness. Thus the Autobiography of a Mystic would run: This is not necessarily due to the brain-fatigue induced by A and B ; for with one sample of CannabisI found it to occur independently.

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There are people who rush from meeting to meeting, and give up their whole lives to this unwholesome excess of stimulant; they are happy nowhere else; they become as irritable as the cocaine-fiend, and render wretched the lives of those who are forced to come in contact with them.

But with the mystical means then at my disposal, I required a period of days or of weeks to obtain any Result, such as Samadhi in one of its greater or lesser forms; and in England the difficulties were hardly to be overcome.

If I could only understand Him! More important and certain than the mere characteristics of mystic traces in themselves is the great and and vital diagnostic that the result of a true trance is to inspire the Yogi with power to do first-rate work in his own department. The apparently contrary fact that time seems short when we have been reading an interesting book or performing a pleasant and absorbing task is explained thus; the multitude of impressions is harmonised into one impression.

Looking at each glyph, one perceives, too, that itself is made up of other glyphs yet nearer to the Self, these glyphs, however, being formless and nameless; they are not truly perceived, but one is somehow aware of them.

Probably, however, these effects depend largely on the sample of the drug employed; some may contain more active or grosser toxic agents than others. Highest among these things are the three visual and seven auditory phenomena of Yoga.


It made up part two of a serial publication entitled The Herb Dangerous.

Together for many months we studied and practised Ceremonial Magic, and ransacked the ancient books and MSS. But as it is! For the stigma of this psychologt of mystic experience is undoubtedly first its resolution of all concepts into purely formless and passionless perception, secondly and above thisits transcendence of the laws of thought, as we have been accustomed to understand them. Their nature will depend almost entirely on your power of control.

While the mystic will mutter some esoteric darkness about the true interpretation of the doctrine of the Trinity. The world of phantoms has no terror left; we can take the blood of the Black Dragon for our Red Tincture. There are no reviews for previous versions of this product.

The Psychology of Hashish : An Essay on Mysticism

Only in the same way, by teaching him to use the instrument. All time is filled; all space is filled; the phenomenon is infinite and eternal. Still, I advise people to work at it. Quinn E rated it really liked it Apr 19, Athanasius had probably experienced something of this type when he penned his insane creed.

Then my friend the physiologist remarks: One may add that the language difficulty is in some ways an essential one. Crowley gained much notoriety during his lifetime, peychology was famously dubbed “The Wickedest Man In the World. It is only necessary to a theory of the universe that it should be true to itself within itself; for there is no other thing outside by which we can check our calculations. Alan rated it it was amazing Feb 24, If by some means I could shake its catafalque of Mind, might not the Infinite Divine Spirit leap unfettered to the Light?