Was Aleister Crowley's biggest weakness not that he was somehow 'evil,' but that he was a terrible salesman?
His writtings are far too full of inside jokes, numerology, dead languages like Latin, and bad puns that are so obscure that most people think he’s talking about something completely different than his actual point!
Is this 19th Century elitism his saving grace or the ruin of any chance of a worldwide Thelemic movement during his lifetime?
At the time he was writing, none of his target audiences would’ve not known enough Latin and Greek to follow him. Honestly, I don’t know how people who call themselves various variations of mage get by without at least a basic understanding thereof.
He actually was a great salesman, but the movement involving Thelema, which pre-dates him, was dying before he arrived.