Black Magic is Not a Myth in Articles by Aleister Crowley.
“The ‘Black Mass’ is a totally different matter.
I could not celebrate it if I wanted to, for I am not a consecrated priest of the Christian Church.
The celebrant must be a priest, for the whole idea of the practice is to profane the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Therefore you must believe in the truth of the cult and the efficacy of its ritual.” [via, also]
I Make Myself Invisible in Articles by Aleister Crowley.
“During one ceremony in July 1909, in the Victoria Street studio, we invoked Bartzabel, the spirit of Mars.
One of those present was a man of importance in the Admiralty, a commander whose name is too well known to mention. He asked the spirit, which had been invoked in a specially purified and consecrated man, if ‘nation would ever rise against nation.’
Bartzabel answered that it would. Questioned further, the spirit said that war would break out within five years, and that the nations which would be smashed would be Turkey and Germany.
Within a fortnight of the end of those five years the Great War broke out.” [via, also]
The ‘Worst Man in the World’ Tells the Astounding Story of His Life in Articles by Aleister Crowley.
“He conducted me through the first of the Great Pylons. After being blindfolded and bound, purified by being sprinkled with water and consecrated by fire, I was led into semi-darkness thick with the fumes of incense.” [via, also,see]