The incense is smoking, the candles are lit
As I bend down to kiss the forefinger of IT
And pray at the altar You’re seated upon!
I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!
— In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess
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Black Magic is Not a Myth in Articles by Aleister Crowley.
“There is an altar, but the candles are of black wax. The crucifix is fixed the head downwards.” [via, also]
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