36 quotes from Diary of a Drug Fiend: ‘Having to talk destroys the symphony of silence.’. It’s not quite as much fun to write a review when it seems everyone is basically in agreement. Crowley was not as evil as folklore suggests, and he was a lot more. Diary of a Drug Fiend and Other Works by Aleister Crowley [Aleister Crowley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. If you are interested in the.

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Once you recognize this story as ctowley equivalent of a Chick Tract for Crowley’s belief system, it becomes fun to read in the same way that it’s fun to watch a s mental hygiene film for camp value.

Diary of a Drug Fiend Quotes by Aleister Crowley

I had never seen the woman before in my life. It drhg part of the day’s work. Perhaps I didn’t give it enough of a chance, but I read slowly enough that it felt like enough: Yet the man had a mind for all that.

He took a pace backwards and raised his stick. This was true in more senses than one.

Diary of a Drug Fiend

Lou had touched nothing at all. I was too hungry, so to speak, even to waste any time on thinking bitterly about things. This particular trade-paperback edition—the seventh printing from Weiser, which still seems to be a relative commonplace of used book shops—is sturdily bound and attractively printed.


It could be read and analyzed as a true classic. Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic. However, and this is important, this book feels very dangerous particularly to impressionable people because ultimately it IS a recruiting tool and it not only advocates the possibility of controlled use of hardcore drugs, it offers Crowley’s cosmology as a means by which one CAN use hardcore drugs in a controlled way.

Dust Jacket – Lower Interior. I was certainly feeling very unwell.

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Pompous, self-aggrandising narcissist attempts to update Thomas de Quincey’s “Confessions of an diayr eater” and plug his fisnd philosophy into the bargain, but ends up writing something that to these eyes comes across as “Biggles Does Coke”. So the narrative sucks, the biographical elements are tenuous, the language is pretty dull, and Crowley’s own philosophy is laughably thin. Diary of a Drug Fiend Quotes Showing of We had substantial resources at our command. The old man had really lost his temper.

When you need to snort a line of cocaine while flying your biplane over the English channel you know you have a problem. It stimulates the imagination marvellously.


The only force that existed in the Universe was the attraction between us.

The descent into druggie madness parts are better than the silly mystical, fake church healing parts. Crowpey man is eternally alone. This is the Best Faith ant the Best Life you can have. But I really have got the spirit of the thing. The head waiter was excitedly explaining to my companion what a wonderful scene he had missed.

For one thing, love never needs more than a pittance, and I had never before known what love could mean. Then I sent it to him and became a feminist.

Samuel Weiser, New York, The normal human feelings are transmuted into what seem on the surface their spiritual equivalents. On the other hand, we must make srug good deal of allowance, I think, for such an expert as Gretel Webster.

I suppose Gretel Webster must have done it somehow. What was his game?