The Psychology of Hashish has 47 ratings and 0 reviews. Crowley’s mystical and magical study of the drug. Nature teaches us, and the Oracles. The Psychology of Hashish by Aleister Crowley, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. COMPARABLE to the Alf Laylah wa Laylah itself, a very Tower of Babel, partaking alike of truth both gross and subtle inextricably interwoven.

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It has nothing whatever to do with it. And he smiles gently: Look not upon Nature, for her name is spychology The Principles, which have understood the Intelligible works of the Father, He hath clothed in sensible works and bodies, being intermediate links existing to connect the Father with Matter, rendering apparent the Images of unapparent Natures, and inscribing the Unapparent in the Apparent frame of the World Woe to who yields!

How does it all fit in? Highest among these things are the three visual and seven auditory phenomena of Yoga.

Jamie rated it really liked it Sep 16, This is only in part true. Deep sleep passes like an invisible electric discharge. Learn more about ebook formats and e-readers. Next, these modifications of sense are found to be but percepts; the pleasure or pain vanishes; and the sensations are observed coldly and clearly without allowing the mind to be affected.

I never got any good out of this method myself. Naomi rated it it was amazing Oct 22, I have given my life to the study of the English language; I am supposed by my flatterers to have some little facility of expression, especially, one may agree, in conveying the extremes of thought of all kinds.

The Psychology of Hashish: An Essay on Mysticism by Aleister Crowley

But I feel that I am drivelling. I think, too, that Baudelaire altogether exaggerates the reaction. I think that for the first time of experiencing a Dhyana it is necessarily single. The food difficulty could be overcome by Messrs.


Marcin Pe rated it really liked it Oct 24, It was the time that it apparently took to get one word written that caused the illusion of extravagant size, itself therefore a rational illusion, turned to phantastic absurdity by the excited imagination, which visualized it.

Keep very still; and ask your question: We notice you are using a browser version that we do not support. But God is He having the Head of the Hawk. The Light-hating World, and the hasbish currents by which many are drawn down.

The Hindu, too, asks this question. Personally, I have never felt the bearing-rein of habit, though I have tried all the mental and physical poisons in turn. Let the immortal depth of your soul lead you, but earnestly raise your eyes upwards.

At least, having adopted the Buddhist Skandhas as the basis of crowwley classification, I was bound in mere courtesy to give the Buddhist doctrine hashis I have heard it from the one man who ov understands it, Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya.

This is true even though its singleness makes the duration of the phenomenon but one minimum cogitabile. Why should the rules of golf govern the mechanics of the flight of a golf-ball? I must insert a short note on the word Samadhi, source of infinite misunderstanding. Sit down comfortably; it is perhaps best to begin in the dark. I have added this section for the sake of completeness; but it is all hearsay.

So there the matter must rest.

The Psychology of Hashish : An Essay on Mysticism

Pwychology also encouraged seeking out one’s ultimate destiny or purpose, commonly referred to as one’s True Will. Still, I advise people to work at it. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to us as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify.

There is only one remedy for this state of affairs, the discipline of thought which we call in its highest forms meditation and magic. But with the mystical means then at my disposal, I required a period of days or of weeks to obtain any Result, such as Samadhi in one of its greater or lesser forms; and in England the difficulties were hardly to be overcome. Dragisa Zikic rated it really liked it Feb 09, Nor is it inconceivable that many of these worlds may exist, interpenetrating.


Inhe married Rose Kelly, who began entering trance states and sending him messages from Horus, an Egyptian god. We omit consideration of the other senses; the subject requires a volume.

I cannot assert that my results would be achieved psychopogy another. In my view, most of the great men of the world have known them; themselves attributed their greatness to these experiences, and I really do not see why admittedly lesser men should contradict them. Samadhi is therefore with the Hindu a result, the result of results indeed.

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Puns and other false associations of thought are symptomatic of this imbecility. My contribution to the subject will therefore be strictly personal, and so far incomplete; indeed in a sense valueless, since in such a matter personality may so largely outweigh all other factors of the problem. I recommend it to them for, slaves and swine as they are, it must inevitably drag them to death by the road of a certifiable insanity less dangerous to society than their present subtler moral beastliness.

These messages formed the first three chapters of The Book of the Law, which introduced Crowley’s main concept of Thelema.