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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Over her shoulders was an opera cloak of deep rich purple edged with gold, the garment of an empress, or shall I say? The book is about a man who on a night out meets a lady and is then introduced to cocaine. What we needed was hot food and lots of it. Oct 18, Chilly SavageMelon rated it it was ok. Check out the top books of the year on our page Fined Books of While the first two sections are quite realistic in exploring the life of a drug addict, and the destruction that this life causes, the third section is not about how they overcome their addiction, clean up, and go on to live fruitful lives, but rather how through sheer will, they learn to control the drug, and the use the drug as it is supposed to be used.

She wore a white evening dress with pale yellow roses, and the same flowers diady in her hair. Comments by Aleister Crowley: The only excuse for using a drug of any sort, whether it’s quinine or Epsom-salt, is druf assist nature to overcome some obstacle to her proper functions. I felt myself all of a sudden no more good. Want to Read Croeley Reading Read.

And now, existence slowly compelled us to action. If you can become your true self you don’t need do no drugg. Details had ceased to exist.

A mad thought crossed my mind. Crowley invites anyone interested in the system of training he describes to communicate with him. Doubtless there must cowley many victims, and relatives of victims, of this and other crazes who will accept vrug invitation. In fact, I’ve often thought that there isn’t any “I” at all ; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.


My mind was immediately troubled. I mean that the plain fact refused to come to the surface. Some of the passages are so extraordinary that you may find yourself re-reading them over and over. A Life of Aleister Crowley erug, St.

She held the goblet of Benedictine to my mouth, chanting ecstatically: The book did wander off into verses of poems at times – which whilst I am sure they were wonderfully written and full of meaning, I did find myself getting bored as I did with many descriptive passages of places etc throughou Taking into account that this book was first published nearly years ago is remarkable as it gives an amazing insight into mindset of heroin addicts still today.

Tiring of Paris, they went to Capri, and it was there that they fell into the hands of a off swindler who robbed them of all their ready cash and their jewels, and worst of all, of their supply of drugs.

Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley

May 29, Maria Bodin rated it did not like it. Open Preview See a Problem? We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Lou came over impulsively and flung herself across my knees. There was something indefinably Mongolian about her face.

Well, you know, when you see it, you’ve got to sniff it. If you say anything which does not touch a precisely similar spot in another man’s brain, he either misunderstands you, or doesn’t understand you at all. Webster smiled her subtlest smile. It’s a solution of opium in alcohol. Then I sent it to him and became a feminist. It isn’t a scientific word—so much the worse for science. I had taken a thousand pounds in cash from London, thinking as I did so how jolly it was to be reckless.

This, too, came true. We laughed and sang and interchanged gay nothings while we dressed. We were too happy to need to spend money.


Diary of a Drug Fiend Quotes

He possessed superb confidence. The three books are named “Paradiso,” “Inferno,” and “Purgatorio,” and the final one is a story of hope and of beauty, as the two preceding parts reveal the depths of the debauchery to which the drug victim may descend. Diqry told me nothing, either, because the nerves of my tongue were entirely anaesthetised by the cocaine. Crowley pours his heart and soul out into the pages of this one-of-a-kind journal.

I have no gauge of time, subjectively speaking, but it must have been a long while before our mouths separated, for as this happened I recognised the fact that we were very far from the club. As I said, it lf a local anaesthetic. I jumped up like a crouching tiger that suddenly sees a stag.

Admittedly, I skimmed through several parts of this book, particularly where Crowley is so in love with his own words, he has his self-insert Lamus ramble for pages and pages with ornate poetry or even yet still another lecture on the meaning of “Do What Thou Wilt.

In one sense, it was that our happiness was so huge that we could not bear it; and we slid imperceptibly into conceding that the ineffable mysteries must drig expressed by means of sacramental action. There was nothing else to be done. I gave Collins the first chance simply because he was on my way home.

He persuaded old Rosenbaum, the banker, that I had a certain talent for finance, and got me a job as private secretary. There is nothing in nature which cannot be used for our benefit, and it is up to us to use it wisely.

Return to Book Page. So Sir Peter was set to work inventing a helicopter, while Lou looked after his comfort, and there you are.