"We had to get rid of the surplus population, and we chose our own foolish way instead of Nature’s wise way. So not a word against war!"

We Stand Above by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

"We had to get rid of the surplus population, and we chose our own foolish way instead of Nature’s wise way. So not a word against war!" [via]

"We are warring for Democracy, but also for civilization, apparently owing to our inherent love of paradox. We have here a war within a war. We have not only to fight the foe without, and the foe within, but also the foe that is the worst of all, the overzealous friend."

We Stand Above by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

"We are warring for Democracy, but also for civilization, apparently owing to our inherent love of paradox. We have here a war within a war. We have not only to fight the foe without, and the foe within, but also the foe that is the worst of all, the overzealous friend." [via]

"BUT as for us, we stand above. I do not know whether Bulgaria is at war with England; but if so, it is evidently the duty to God and man of every Bulgarian to knock the block off General Haig. At the same time, if that Bulgarian does not respect Kings College Chapel, or uses my first edition of Adonais for pipe lights, I will knock his block off if I can catch the Bulgar at it."

We Stand Above by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

"BUT as for us, we stand above. I do not know whether Bulgaria is at war with England; but if so, it is evidently the duty to God and man of every Bulgarian to knock the block off General Haig. At the same time, if that Bulgarian does not respect Kings College Chapel, or uses my first edition of Adonais for pipe lights, I will knock his block off if I can catch the Bulgar at it.” [via]

"Steiner’s direction resulted in Von Moltke’s failing to take Paris when it was within his grasp, and that mistake cost Germany the whole war."

I Make Myself Invisible in Articles by Aleister Crowley.

"Steiner’s direction resulted in Von Moltke’s failing to take Paris when it was within his grasp, and that mistake cost Germany the whole war." [via, also]

"During one ceremony in July 1909, in the Victoria Street studio, we invoked Bartzabel, the spirit of Mars. One of those present was a man of importance in the Admiralty, a commander whose name is too well known to mention. He asked the spirit, which had been invoked in a specially purified and consecrated man, if ‘nation would ever rise against nation.’ Bartzabel answered that it would. Questioned further, the spirit said that war would break out within five years, and that the nations which would be smashed would be Turkey and Germany. Within a fortnight of the end of those five years the Great War broke out."

I Make Myself Invisible in Articles by Aleister Crowley.

"During one ceremony in July 1909, in the Victoria Street studio, we invoked Bartzabel, the spirit of Mars.

One of those present was a man of importance in the Admiralty, a commander whose name is too well known to mention. He asked the spirit, which had been invoked in a specially purified and consecrated man, if ‘nation would ever rise against nation.’

Bartzabel answered that it would. Questioned further, the spirit said that war would break out within five years, and that the nations which would be smashed would be Turkey and Germany.

Within a fortnight of the end of those five years the Great War broke out.” [via, also]