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He was the first Englishman to found a religion – Thelema – which is today a recognized faith around the world. Because of Thelema Students travelled to Sicily from around the world to “find their true wills” or their purpose in life.
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Aleister Crowley was a self-proclaimed drug and sex “fiend,” a mostly self-published author of books on the occult and magick.
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Crowley inherited a fortune and worked hard at being strange.
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Crowley like many great men before him, was a man before his time. He lived in a society that could little understand him or appreciated his latent genius.
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His knowledge of witchcraft and magick was profound and without question, and he has passed on that knowledge through his books.
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His writings so shocked the peoples of his era that he was robbed of the praise that it merited, and as a poet he never received the recognition he deserved.