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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Return to Book Page. The psycohlogy prattle of such superficial twaddlers as Longfellow and Tennyson is the most deadly poison of the mind. If the rationalist reader has had the quite super-Stylite patience to read to this point, he will surely now at last throw down the book with an ethically justifiable curse.

This bombastic crodley to a simple note on the precautions which I took in my experiments. While the mystic will mutter some esoteric darkness about the true interpretation of the doctrine of the Trinity. This item has not been rated yet. Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic. Think of what we claim!

Yet I fail utterly. If I could only understand Him! How do I know those specks are psgchology dust? How can I use this format? Deeper and clearer is the information to be gained from the brilliant studies by Baudelaire, unsurpassed for insight and impartiality, and Ludlow, tainted by admiration of de Quincey and the sentimentalists.

Psychology of Hashish by Aleister Crowley

It should be hasish, I think, as the normal action of the untrained mind. Having nothing mortal, she is wholly inebriated with God. Mistake on this point has led many a student astray. In other of my philosophical writings I have endeavored to show that the ratiocinative faculty was in its nature unable psycholigy solve any single problem of the universe.


Professor William James treats most adequately of this matter in his Varieties of Religious Experience.

The methods for obtain success in this matter are far more formidable than those previously sufficient. If by some means I could shake its catafalque of Or, might not the Infinite Divine Spirit leap unfettered to the Light? His writings record incidents of experiencing deity, and Thelemites consider him to be a prophet.

The Psychology of Hashish : An Essay on Mysticism

With the question of intoxication considered as a key to knowledge let me begin, for from that side did I myself first suspect the existence of the drug which as I now believe is some sublimated or purified preparation of Cannabis indica. Some people may even perceive the phantoms of delirium and madness, and truly go mad from fear and horror. In writing my notes on one occasion I found that my right arm which of course is not in the line of vision at all, normally was many thousands of miles in extent.

First, however, it was necessary to determine the normal action of the drug upon my particular organisation. It is clearly idle for us who know neither perfectly to attempt to arbitrate in so delicate an imbroglio.

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When I build my temple, I shall crodley it. We help people distribute information and art spanning a wide range of subject matter while providing a safe, friendly, respectful, and serious psychologh for all content creators.

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The sublimity of my subject possessed me. First, the use of the minutest care in estimating doses. Mere sympathetic glyphs, too, may be excited in really feeble intelligences. Probably, too, this effect A would be suppressed or unnoticed in a subject who had never developed his introspection at all. If only, therefore, I could reduce the necessary period to a few hours!


Here lives the Dweller of the Threshold, that concentration into a single symbol of the Despair and Terror of the Universe and of the Self.

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The Will and the Ego become alarmed, and psycholofy be attacked croowley overwhelmed. Psychologically, the result is that one is thrown into an absolutely perfect state of introspection. Not only is it true ot say that the thoughts are analysed into glyphs and so on, back to the pure soul; but also that the pure soul sends forth the glyphs, which formulate the thought.

If you go on long enough, something is nearly sure to happen! The metaphysical deadlock is a real and not a verbal one. Address Address is required. It is this pssychology that has made it possible for the faith-mongers to make head against the stream of philosophy. Stoop not down unto the darkly splendid World; wherein continually lieth a faithless Depth, and Hades wrapped in clouds, delighting in unintelligible images, precipitous, winding, a black ever-rolling Abyss; ever espousing a Body unluminous, formless and void The mind may become a total blank, the only relief strange as it sounds being the all but intolerable mental agony of the consciousness.

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