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Crowley, Aleister - Book of Lies - Onion peelings

Identifier

012914

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

14             {Kappa-Epsilon-Phi-Alpha-Lambda-Eta Iota-Delta}

                            ONION-PEELINGS

    The Universe is the Practical Joke of the General
      at the Expense of the Particular, quoth FRATER
      PERDURABO, and laughed.
    But those disciples nearest to him wept, seeing the
      Universal Sorrow.
    Those next to them laughed, seeing the Universal
      Joke.
    Below these certain disciples wept.
    Then certain laughed.
    Others next wept.
    Others next laughed.
    Next others wept.
    Next others laughed.
    Last came those that wept because they could not
      see the Joke, and those that laughed lest they
      should be thought not to see the Joke, and thought
      it safe to act like FRATER PERDURABO.
    But though FRATER PERDURABO laughed
      openly, He also at the same time wept secretly;
      and in Himself He neither laughed nor wept.
    Nor did He mean what He said.

The source of the experience

Crowley, Aleister

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Peaking
Sex magick
Sexual stimulation

Commonsteps

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