Aleister Crowley on Black and White Magick
Another Trick of Alchemical Reversal?
My additional commentary is in [red text brackets].
See https://youtu.be/0-tqWuPVzQg for the video explanation of this post.
"Let us leave the sinister figure of Schopenhauer for the mysteriously radiant shape of Spinoza! This latter philosopher, in respect at least of his Pantheism, represents fairly enough the fundamental thesis of the White tradition. [so Baruch Spinoza, who’s God was the same one of Einstein and Carl Sagan (according to Sagan’s son), was a "White" magician in theory and practice according to Crowley] Almost the first observation that we have to make is that this White tradition is hardly discoverable outside Europe [at least Crowley still appreciates Western civilization]. It appears first of all in the legend of Dionysus. (In this connection read carefully Browning's Apollo and the Fates.) [again, see the JFK assassination parallels to Apollo/Dionysus Sun God rituals that Crowley is calling "White" magick]
"2. N.B. Christianity was in its first stage a Jewish Communism, hardly distinguishable from Marxism. [somehow the Catholic Christianity of the early Church Fathers is "equal" to Marxism; a force that attempted to destroyed Catholic empire? Lol, sure; unless he’s joking or he’s referring to some level of Gnostic Christianity that we identified a ‘primitive Marxism’ amongst the Jewish Gnostics who viewed Spirit in exile, history as dialectics, and the cosmos/creation as a "miscarriage" ; this was expressed in Quispel's Essays in Gnostica, Judaica, Catholica].
"The Egyptian tradition of Osiris is not dissimilar. The central idea of the White School is that, admitted that "everything is sorrow" for the profane, the Initiate has the means of transforming it to "Everything is joy." … [of course, what is the definition of "sorrow" and "joy" to Crowley and NWO Occultists? see the JFK assassination series on Osiris, Isis "mourning" for the profane, and the transmutation into "joy" of the Apollo 11 event, i.e. "White" Magick ; this will be elaborated on in further reading below or watch the JFK series]
"It appears that the Levant, from Byzantium [Constantinople Templar Occultists infiltrators Pike identified?] and Athens [School of Athens (Hypatia in painting)] Damascus, Jerusalem, Alexandria [Hypatia of Alexandria, Carl Sagan’s ‘muse’] and Cairo [Egyptian Mysteries & Assassin’s Creed ‘Origins'], was preoccupied with the formulation of this [White] School in a popular religion, beginning in the days of Augustus Caesar. For there are elements of this central idea in the works of the Gnostics, in certain rituals of what Frazer conveniently calls the Asiatic God, as in the remnants of the Ancient Egyptian cult [Impersonal Deity of Eastern religion, Egyptian religion and Gnostic Occultism/Pantheism]. The doctrine became abominably corrupted in committee [this appears to be a reference to the council of Nicaea, if so this is Da Vinci code conspiracy stuff], so to speak, and the result was Christianity [the "evil" Catholic Church corrupted this "central idea in the works of the Gnostics"], which may be regarded as a White ritual overlaid by a mountainous mass of Black doctrine [people who ‘exoterically' think the Catholic Church is "white/good" are mistaken, for they are actually bad and embody what is "Black doctrine" (or Magick) according to Crowley; this is the "veil" of Catholicism that was put over the Mystery Religions to hide its profound Gnostic truths––or, is it the other way around and the Gnostics are trying to veil true Catholicism with an alternative "universal" religion as is being promoted heavily in society today by NWO institutions?], like the baby of the mother that King Solomon non-suited. [so Gnosticism as per the alleged original Christianity of the Alexandrian’s was the "White" magick school––as per the Gnostics, Da Vinci Code, Hypatia, Blavatsky, Pike, Freemasonry, Theosophy, Sagan, Fomenko, David Icke, etc. all being considered the "good guys"––but it became ‘perverted’ by the "mountainous mass of Black doctrine" by the Catholic Church’s Christianity. Thus Crowley’s logic simplified is: Gnosticism = White Magick and Catholic Church Christianity = Black Magick ; therefore anything breaking down Catholicism would be more in line with the "White" school of thinking, and anything resembling traditional Catholic teaching is the "lead" that needs to be poised and transmuted]
"We may define the doctrine of the White School in its purity in very simple terms. "Existence is pure joy [sounds nice on the surface right?]. Sorrow is caused by failure to perceive this fact; but this is not a misfortune. We have invented sorrow [i.e. sorrow is a manmade creation, exemplified by the Catholic Church’s teaching of "sin" ; which is an "invented" sorrow according to Crowley as shall be demonstrated in shortly], which does not matter so much after all, in order to have the exuberant satisfaction of getting rid of it [getting rid of Catholic Christianity is the "joy" Therefore everything akin to the NWO agenda is joy!]. Existence is thus a sacrament." [again, parts of this sound nice, but what Crowley is saying is that sorrow, sin, evil etc. is just a "construct" of the "matrix" of Catholic Christianity as a tool of control (it couldn’t possibly be the opposite? that sexual liberation and freedom from morality is actually what is promoted to control people by the NWO). To exist outside of that is "pure joy" ; like the point of Giordano Bruno’s "love" (Crowley’s Agape) in the Cosmos series; see videos 9.0 through 11.1 for more on Giordano Bruno and Cosmos in Occult Science]
"The purest doctrines of the White School are found in the Sacred Books of Thelema. [here he goes into a few passages to demonstrate this which we will skip because they are cryptic and he will interpret them below. The point is that Thelema’s Sacred Books contain the "purest doctrines" of Crowley’s definition of White Magick]
There is thus in this [White] School no attempt to deny that Nature is, as Zoroaster said, "a fatal and evil force" [Catholic Church’s understanding of "Nature" (creation) is that it is good because it was created by God, albeit fallen and mankind tends towards "error" or sin as a result. To Crowley, "Nature" is a "fatal and evil force," and this reflects the ideas in Gnosticism of a flawed creation and an "error" of the Creator––not mankind]; but Nature is, so to speak, "the First Matter of the Work", which is to be transmuted into gold. The joy is a function of our own part in this alchemy. For this reason we find the boldest and most skillful adepts deliberately seeking out the most repugnant elements of Nature [i.e the doctrines of Catholicism––as we shall see––are an "abominable blackness," so ‘debasing’ Catholic Empire would be desired by these "skillful adepts" if they want the most repugnant Nature to ’transmute'] that their triumph may be the greater [a greater NWO triumph!]. The formula is evidently one of dauntless courage. It expresses the idea of vitality and manhood in its most dynamic sense. [therefore the "White" magick school is to see Catholic Christianity’s "Creator" and His creation that "good" as being a "fatal and evil force" ; in which the Adept needs to ‘transmute’ into gold as the "joy" of the alchemist. Thus something like the 9.11 event of transmuting the twin pillars of duality (which THEY view as the Old Testament God and Catholic Christendom being in ‘duality') into a UNITY of the Occult Deity of the Mysteries, so by Crowley's definition, something like the 9.11 or JFK assassination ritual (debasing and transmuting a "Catholic" King) becomes a "white magick" ritual to take the world further away from Old World Christendom]
The only religion which corresponds to this School at all is that of ancient Egypt; possibly also that of Chaldea. This is because those religions are Magical religions in the strict technical sense; the religious component of them is negligible. So far as it exists, it exists only for the uninitiate. [the only traditional Western "religion" that resembles Crowley’s "White" magick is Egyptian and Chaldean Mystery Religion (which the Old Testament God of Catholic Christianity was always at odds with; the point of the story of Moses and the oppression of the Israelites by Pharoah) ; and based upon Crowley’s affinities we can easily tie this to the Mystery Schools at Alexandrian around the 1st century A.D.]
There are, however, traces of the beginning of the influence of the School in Judaism and in Paganism. There are, too, certain documents of the pure Greek spirit which bear traces of this. It is what they called Theurgy.
The Christian religion in its simplest essence, by that idea of overcoming evil through a Magical ceremony, the Crucifixion, seems at first sight a fair example of the White tradition [couldn’t you say the exact same thing about Freemasonry/Theosophy? That it "seems at first sight" to be about "white magick"?]; but the idea of sin and of propitiation tainted it abominably with Blackness [so the concept of "sin" or "morality" based around it is an "abominable Blackness"]. There have been, however, certain Christian thinkers who have taken the bold logical step of regarding evil as a device of God for exercising the joys of combat and victory [The "logical" step to move away from Catholic teaching is that evil is actually good and simply for us to experience joy and victory; this sounds very much like the rhetoric of the Hidden Hand dialogue and talk I did on the Higherside Chats. The Catholic teaching is that God can use evil for a greater good, but not that it’s a device to experience joy. Adam and Eve in the guardian did not need evil to experience joy, but rather they were tempted by the Serpent to bring them away from it. Crowley doesn’t seem to have a problem with a Magical ceremony and a sacrifice, but rather the reasons why one does this; and the reason the Catholic Church does this is tied to the "abominable Blackness" of the idea of sin and Christ’s sacrifice as a redemption for it. This theme is taught in the story of Cain and Abel, where the intention and reason for a sacrifice greatly changed the outcomes]. This is, of course, a perfectly White doctrine [that evil is good (and vice versa)]; but it is regarded as the most dangerous of heresies. (Romans VI. 1,2, et al.) [Crowley interpreting Romans how he sees fit, as a "Free" Mason. The Catholic Church version of Christianity took the so-called "White" magick of Alexandrian Gnostic-Christianity, considered it "the most dangerous of heresies," and "tainted it with abominably with Blackness" ; thus Black Magick, in Crowley’s view, is the system of the Catholic Church]
For all that, the idea is there. The Mass itself is essentially a typical White ritual. Its purpose is to transform crude matter directly into Godhead. It is thus a cardinal operation of Talismanic Magick. But the influence of the Black School has corroded the idea with theological accretions [Catholic theology turned the Gnostic/Mystery School Mass into a "Black Magick Mass" of theological 'superstitious darkness'], metaphysical on the one hand, and superstitious [a Voltaire Enlightenment "buzz word" to attack Christendom] on the other, so completely as to mask the Truth altogether. [Simply put, the 9.11 event fits this criteria: by taking an allegedly broken God of Catholicism (represented by the Twin Pillars for the ‘profane’) and destroying it’s "crude matter" (the alleged Gnostic-Demiurge and his Catholic Christendom), and transforming it "directly into Godhead." Godhead being the UNITY of the Occult Deity as expressed by the single One World Trade Center (Mercury/Androgyny/Fluidity) & Freedom Tower (freedom/independence from Catholic Christendom)]
At the Reformation, we find a nugatory attempt to remove the Black element. The Protestant thinkers did their best to get rid of the idea of sin, but it was soon seen that the effort could only lead to antinomianism; and they recognized that this would infallibly destroy the religious idea as such. [the Protestant reformation was a ‘step’ in the evolutionary process to destroy the "Black element" (or "Black" magick) of Catholic teachings on sin (they tried "their best"), but that it lead to the idea of "Faith alone" where you can break all the commandments, but as long as you have "Faith" in Jesus Christ you’re all good in the hood. Perhaps this is best reflected in Luther’s "sin boldly" comment.]
Mysticism, both Catholic and Protestant, made a further attempt to free Christianity from the dark cloud of iniquity. They joined hands with the Sufis and the Vedantists. But this again led to the mere denial of the reality of evil [the "reality of evil" to Crowley is that it does not exist other than the Catholic Church’s attempt to impose their doctrines as ’truth’]. Thus drawing away, little by little, from clear appreciation of the facts of Nature, their doctrine became purely theoretical, and faded away, while the thundercloud of sin settled down more heavily than ever. [some Christians tried to get away from the conceptions of "sin" by mixing it with mysticism, but in turn it made the "thundercloud of sin" came across even more violent than before; perhaps this is a reference to Evangelical type pastors who preach hellfire non-stop and have "mystical" faith healing experiences and go into convulsions when the pastor places his hands on them?]
The most important of all the efforts of the White School, from an exoteric point of view, is Islam. In its doctrine there is some slight taint, but much less than in Christianity [in "exoteric" Islam there is "some slight taint," but it’s not as bad as the "taint" in Christianity]. It is a virile religion [Islam is a virile religion, so why not flood the West with it to destroy the remnants of Catholic Christendom?––Saturn’s "blackness" devouring itself]. It looks facts in the face, and admits their horror; but it proposes to overcome them by sheer dint of manhood. Unfortunately, the metaphysical conceptions of its quasi-profane Schools are grossly materialistic. It is only the Pantheism of the Sufis which eliminates the conception of propitiation [the same Sufis who got away from "Old World" Islam and joined the Freemasonic Young Turks in Christian genocide?]; and, in practice, the Sufis are too closely allied to the Vedantists to retain hold of reality. [not really sure what he means here]
That will be all for the present.
Aleister Crowley Magick Without Tears pg. 76-82
Magick Without Tears Online: http://www.tomegatherion.co.uk/magickwithouttears.pdf
For "White Magic" examples of 9.11 & JFK assassination rituals [by Crowley’s definition and standards] see the following:
JFK Occult Rituals & Alchemy Discussion w/Slides: https://tinyurl.com/y7upvvr4
JFK Occult Rituals & Alchemy Series YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/y9bd4gqk
JFK Occult Rituals & Alchemy Series Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/album/5212869
9.11 Sage of Quay Discussion: https://tinyurl.com/y75s8gyw