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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Crowley has not the literary fascination of a De Quincey or the power and stark realism of a Zola. I had a thought of some vision in a story of the middle ages about a wizard, and slowly, slowly, I slid up out of the deep to recognise that these two spheres were just two eyes. The danger of the so-called habit-forming drugs is that they fool you into trying to dodge the toil essential to spiritual and intellectual development. We ate them dreamily. The club had suddenly been, so to speak, struck dumb.

The only force that existed in the Universe was the attraction between us. Hardly any of them can express what they feel. It shows the crash, reality like a splash of water, and posits the question of what to fill the emptiness that comes after an addiction. 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 and Other Works by Aleister Crowley

Oh yeah, and we wind up with King Lamus telling Peter he ddiary should probably take heroin and cocaine occasionally now that he’s discovered his True Will. The longer I have known Lou, the more impressed I am with the extent and variety of her knowledge. Awfully queer thing, I tell you—reminds one of the atmospherics that one gets in wireless ; and they give one a horrible feeling. The protagonist usually a male unless the story is about why you shouldn’t fuck before marriage is going through a life change when he meets an enigmatic teacher who introduces djary to Christianity.


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She had the remains of an astonishing, if bizarre, beauty. The other method is to raise public opinion so effectively that the book is either withdrawn from circulation by the publisher or lf confiscated by public authority. It was as if she had the after-taste in her mouth of some abominable bitterness. The heroin had begun to take hold. Of course, I know now what it was—that much-derided phenomenon, love at first sight. Of middle height, he had a long and rather narrow face.

Despite it’s flaws and Crowley’s, which are many this book is remarkably intriguing not only for Crowley’s effective writing and keen insights into drug use, but also for the historical context, the window into occultism, and the sheer spectacle of audacity of one of the 20th century’s most infamous figures.

But heroin does all that morphia does. The Purgatorio section, of fend, describes the attempt at a cure. I thought the Chamber- tin would pick me up, and swallowed a crowlry of glasses. When you need to snort a line of cocaine while flying your biplane over the English channel you know you have a problem. I looked across at Lou. We were on the rising curve.

Thanks crowlsy telling us about the problem.

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Retrieved from ” https: This book is my favorite and I recommend it to everyone. She A Knight Out 15 wore a sheaf of yellow hair fuzzed out like a Struwwel- peter, and a violent vermilion dress—in case any one should fail to observe her.

It’s hilarious in a way: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

But we can class man in a few series without bothering ourselves much about what each one of them is in himself. There was something indefinably Mongolian about her face. When the public revolt against the revolting, all artists are tarred with the same brush. We met a girl in Paris, half a Red Indian, a lovely baby with the fascination of a fiend and a fund of the foulest stories that ever were told. It was her affectation to be an Apache, so she wore an old cricket cap down on one eye, and a stale cigarette hung from her lip.


There was a certain solemnity in the way in which she took up the heroin on the blade of a knife and put it on to the back of her hand. That’s no reason for suspicion. If you go in for this kind of egoism masquerading as philosophy, you’ll find it dispensed in much more readable fashion in Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land.

There are no more obstacles to the flight. The cocaine combined with it to anaesthetise them. This is in fact the meaning of the legend of ” The Fall. That told me nothing. But with cocaine, all this caution is utterly abrogated. An uplifting and inspiring work of literary genius.

He had begun to obsess me. I hope at least druv will help to clear any one’s mind of any idea that I may be an croeley man. Everything was perfect pleasure.

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I could hear the beat of my heart. You know how it feels when you are fighting duels in the air, you seem to be detached from everything. And as she paced she chanted from that magnificent litany of Captain J. When I had finished, Lou measured a dose tor herself.

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