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“Look, J., despite all my efforts, I still can’t honestly say that I feel closer to God and to myself,” I tell him, with barely concealed exasperation. “That’s because, like everyone else on the planet, you believed that time would teach you to grow closer to God. But time doesn’t teach; it merely brings us a sense of weariness and of growing older.”

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

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My questions go deeper than that; they are doubts about my faith. I have only one certainty: there exists a parallel spiritual universe that impinges on the world in which we live. Apart from that, everything else seems absurd to me—sacred books, revelations, guides, manuals, ceremonies … and, what is worse, they appear to have no lasting effects.

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

What am I doing here, trying to make my way in a spiritual tradition whose roots are in the remote past, far from all the challenges of the present moment?

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

I’m completely focused on the present moment, for that is where all signs, parallel worlds, and miracles are to be found. Time really doesn’t exist.

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

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Aleph

The librarian John Griogair Bell reviews Aleph by Paulo Coelho.

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Aleph by Paulo Coelho is the story of a famous author who travels across Russia, slowly revealing that he is a psychic vampire, and, while feeding off a particularly vulnerable and nubile young woman, discovers that he’s been an asshole across multiple lifetimes.

I made 69 highlights and submitted 3 corrections for this book.

Originally posted on my personal blog at Aleph

Aleister Crowley’s influence on Raul Seixas and Paulo Coelho appears to be a major topic in “Beginning, Middle and End”, a Brazilian documentary by Walter Carvalho

Aleister Crowley’s influence on Raul Seixas and Paulo Coelho appears to be a major topic in “Beginning, Middle and End”, a Brazilian documentary by Walter Carvalho due to release in March, according to “Crowley, Seixas e Coelho expostos“, an article from back at the beginning of January.

“Montanhista, enxadrista, poeta, crítico social, mago ocultista e dedicado pesquisador da ‘magia sexual’ e do efeito místico das drogas. Essas são algumas das qualificações do britânico Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Rotulado pela imprensa sensacionalista de sua época como ‘o homem mais perverso do mundo’, Crowley resistiu à morte e ao tempo e chega a 2012 intacto em sua aura de mistério e controvérsia.

O mago é um dos assuntos de maior destaque no filme ‘O início, o fim e o meio’, documentário de Walter Carvalho sobre Raul Seixas que estreia em março. Junto ao parceiro Paulo Coelho, Raul fundou a sua famosa Sociedade Alternativa baseado nas ideias de Crowley (em especial no ‘Faze o que tu queres, pois é tudo da lei’, ensinamento tirado do ‘Livro da Lei’).” [via]

 


“Aleister Crowley é montanhista, enxadrista, poeta, crítico social, mago e dedicado pesquisador da ‘magia sexual’ e do efeito místico das drogas no corpo” [via]
(“Aleister Crowley is mountaineer, chess player, poet, social critic, magician and dedicated researcher of ‘sexual magic’ and the mystical effect of drugs on the body”)

 

My naive attempt at a translation, with the help of Google’s translation robot:

Mountaineer, chess player, poet, social critic, occult magician and dedicated researcher of the ‘sexual magic’ and the mystical effect of drugs. These are some of the qualifications of the British Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Labeled by the tabloid press of his day as ‘the wickedest man in the world,’ Crowley survived death and the times and reaches 2012 intact with his aura of mystery and controversy.

The magician is one of the most prominent issues in the movie ‘Beginning, Middle and End’, a documentary by Walter Carvalho about Raul Seixas which debuts in March. Along with partner Paulo Coelho, Raul founded his famous Alternative Society based on the ideas of Crowley (in particular ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law’ taken from the ‘Book of the Law’).” [via]