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The book "Control of the astral body" was written by the famous English occultist and mystic Alister Crowley. He devoted his life to the cognition of religious philosophy of Thelema. In addition, Crowley has studied the nature and behavior of the astral body. In his book, Crowley describes the possibility of transition to the astral body with special ceremonies and rituals. The concept of the astral body has several definitions - "body of light", "diamond body", "subtle body". In the book, "Control of the astral body" the au... More >>>
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The book "Control of the astral body" was written by the famous English occultist and mystic Alister Crowley. He devoted his life to the cognition of religious philosophy of Thelema. In addition, Crowley has studied the nature and behavior of the astral body. In his book, Crowley describes the possibility of transition to the astral body with special ceremonies and rituals. The concept of the astral body has several definitions - "body of light", "diamond body", "subtle body". In the book, "Control of the astral body" the author gives a detailed description of the personal techniques and exercises in imaginative projection to visualize the thing in the first place and he gives a list of possible problems and their solutions. According to Crowley, the senses of the physical body potentially present, but the most active is the astral sight. He tells in detail about this in his work "Control of the astral body".The book will be a great addition to fans of the theory of Alister Crowley, and will help in studying the theory of Thelema. Trick of the author can be used by wizards of any magic directions to change the shape and switch to the astral body.
Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 - 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, prolific writer and poet, mystic, astrologer, drug experimenter, hedonist, aficionado of chess and mountain climbing, sexual revolutionary and social critic. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. Crowley was also an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the Argenteum Astrum, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). Crowley gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was famously dubbed "The Wickedest Man In the World."
Aleister Crowley founded the religion of Thelema, which became adopted by the Ordo Templis Orientis (O.T.O.) as well as the magical order Argenteum Astrum, the Order of the Silver Star. He was also a highly controversial member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was known by the magical name of Frater Perdurabo.
Crowley's lifestyle was absolutely shocking in the era in which he lived. Besides his interest in the occult, he was sexually promiscuous with both genders (at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain), frequented prostitutes, was vocally defiant against Christianity and Victorian and post-Victorian prudishness toward sexual subjects, and was a drug addict.
While Crowley detested Christianity, he considered himself an immensely religious and spiritual person. His writings record incidents of experiencing deity, and Thelemites consider him to be a prophet. In 1904, he encountered a being known as Aiwass, described as a "minister" to Horus, the central deity in Thelema, and as a Holy Guardian Angel. Aiwass dictated the Book of the Law, which Crowley wrote down and published, becoming the central Thelemic text.
Crowley's beliefs included pursuing the Great Work, which included gaining self-knowledge and uniting with the larger universe. He also encouraged seeking out one's ultimate destiny or purpose, commonly referred to as one's True Will.