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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism$
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Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199863075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.001.0001

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Satan and the Beast

Satan and the Beast

The Influence of Aleister Crowley on Modern Satanism

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(p.369) 15 Satan and the Beast
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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism
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Asbjørn Dyrendal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0015

This chapter considers Crowley's influence on modern Satanism. It reveals that Crowley was considered as a Satanist during his lifetime, despite the fact that there is little to no “satanic” elements in his writing. It then takes a look at the features of Crowley's esotericism that were adopted into contemporary Satanism. This chapter also discusses modern witchcraft, Scientology, and Satanism, and determines that Crowley still influences Western spirituality.

Keywords:   influence, modern Satanism, Satanist, satanic elements, modern witchcraft, Scientology, Western spirituality

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