The Confessions of Aleister Crowley
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley : An Autohagiography, by Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley , born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast, was an influential English occultist, astrologer, mystic and ceremonial magician, responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. He was also successful in various other...

 (1875–1947), is a book written in six parts, the first two parts published in 1929. It is subtitled "An Autohagiography
Hagiography is the study of saints.From the Greek and , it refers literally to writings on the subject of such holy people, and specifically to the biographies of saints and ecclesiastical leaders. The term hagiology, the study of hagiography, is also current in English, though less common...

" which refers to the autobiography of a Saint
A saint is a holy person. In various religions, saints are people who are believed to have exceptional holiness.In Christian usage, "saint" refers to any believer who is "in Christ", and in whom Christ dwells, whether in heaven or in earth...

, a title which Crowley would also have associated with the Plymouth Brethren
Plymouth Brethren
The Plymouth Brethren is a conservative, Evangelical Christian movement, whose history can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, in the late 1820s. Although the group is notable for not taking any official "church name" to itself, and not having an official clergy or liturgy, the title "The Brethren," is...

, who use it to refer to themselves. Crowley was brought up as one of their members.


  • Towards the Golden Dawn
    Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a magical order active in Great Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which practiced theurgy and spiritual development...

  • The Mystical Adventure
  • The Advent of the Aeon of Horus
  • Magical Workings
  • The Magus
  • At the Abbey of Thelema
    Abbey of Thelema
    The Abbey of Thelema refers to a small house which was used as a temple and spiritual centre founded by Aleister Crowley and Leah Hirsig in Cefalù, Sicily in 1920....


  • Penguin (Non-Classics). Reprint edition, December 5, 1989. ISBN 0-14-019189-5
  • Routledge & Kegan Paul. Corrected ed edition, 1979. ISBN 0-7100-0175-4
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