10 Facts about Aleister Crowley

Monday, December 15th 2014. | Figures

Aleister Crowley facts talk about the famous English ceremonial magician, occultist, mountaineer, novelist, painter and poet.  In the beginning of 20th century, people were surprised with his act of founding a religion and philosophy of Thelema. He called himself as a prophet who will guide his followers to humanity. Let’s talk about this unique person in the post below:

Facts about Aleister Crowley 1: life span

Aleister Crowley was born on 12 October 1875 with his name Edward Alexander Crowley. He died on 1 December 1947. His family was rich. They lived in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Facts about Aleister Crowley 2: Christian faith

The young Crowley did not have any interest with Christian faith. He rejected it. He developed his interest to learn more about mountaineering, poetry and western esotericism.

Aleister Crowley Image

Aleister Crowley Image

Facts about Aleister Crowley 3: education

He got his education by attending University of Cambridge.  There are many biographers who think that Crowley was a spy through his life after he was recruited by British intelligence agency. Check out another interesting figure in Aldous Huxley facts here.

Facts about Aleister Crowley 4: Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Allan Bennett

Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Allan Bennett were the persons who trained Crowley about ceremonial magic. Actually he was a member of esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1898 where he met both persons.

Aleister Crowley Pic

Aleister Crowley Pic

Facts about Aleister Crowley 5: study Buddhism and Hindu

Crowley was interested to study Buddhist and Hindu practices when traveling to India. Before that, he went to Boleskine House by Loch Ness in Scotland and moved again to Mexico.

Facts about Aleister Crowley 6: Rose Edith Kelly

He wedded Rose Edith Kelly.  Both went to Egypt in 1904 to spend their honeymoon. When he was in Egypt, Crowley claimed that he had a contact with a supernatural entity, Aiwass.

Aleister Crowley Religion

Aleister Crowley Religion

Facts about Aleister Crowley 7: The Book of the Law

Crowley also claimed that he was gifted with The Book of the Law by Aiwass. The book talked the basis of Thelema. He called it as sacred text.

Facts about Aleister Crowley 8: A∴A∴

A∴A∴ was founded as a Thelemic order in 1907 by Crowley and George Cecil Jones in Britain. Before he went to Britain, Crowley spent his time to climb Kanchenjunga, but it was not successful. Then he went to India and China. Check out another controversial figure in facts about Al Capone.

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

Facts about Aleister Crowley 9: Algeria

In 1912, he went to Algeria and decided to make an esoteric order. It was called Ordo Templi Orientis.

Facts about Aleister Crowley 10: life

After the World War 1, he tried to promote Thelema until his death.  He spent his time between Germany, France and England.

Facts about Aleister Crowley

Facts about Aleister Crowley

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