Crowley, Aleister - Book of Lies - The Drooping Sunflower
Type of Spiritual Experience
Always funny, always witty. In the following the drooping sunflower is symbolic or maybe something else a bit droopy................ sorry my joke, ..... this is Crowley.
Whether this really happened is another matter, he is a magician after all, but the techniques are perfecly valid.
A description of the experience
THE DROOPING SUNFLOWER
The One Thought vanished; all my mind was torn to rags: - nay! nay! my head was mashed into wood pulp, and thereon the Daily Newspaper was printed.
Thus wrote I, since my One Love was torn from me.
I cannot work: I cannot think: I seek distraction here: I seek distraction there: but this is all my truth, that I who love have lost; and, how may I regain?
I must have money to get to America.
O Mage! Sage! Gauge thy Wage, or in the page of Thine Age is written Rage!
O my darling! We should not have spent Ninety Pounds in that Three Weeks in Paris! . . . Slash the Breaks on thine arm with a pole-axe!
The source of the experienceCrowley, Aleister
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsFury, overwhelming rage and anger