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We have pretended that there was no such thing as sex, no such thing as venereal disease, that our publicists were True Believers in Christianity, that our women were pure and our men brave; we have howled down every man who dared to hint the truth: we have sowed the wind of pious phrases, and we must reap the whirlwind of war. It has been the same in every drawer of our cupboard—and now the skeleton is out.

Aleister Crowley, The Vindication of Nietzsche

Hermetic quote Crowley The Vindication of Nietzsche pretended no sex no venereal disease true believers christianity women pure men brave howl down truth skeleton out

Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

“Now one cannot help saying that the Germans have shown their good faith in this matter very clearly. They are always proposing ‘peace conferences,’ thereby indicating that we are not, as some of their publicists maintain, ‘a gang of enraged millionaires bent upon destroying German liberties as American liberties have already been destroyed,’ but a set of sensible people who want to settle down and live happily ever after.” [via]

Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

“Now one cannot help saying that the Germans have shown their good faith in this matter very clearly. They are always proposing ‘peace conferences,’ thereby indicating that we are not, as some of their publicists maintain, ‘a gang of enraged millionaires bent upon destroying German liberties as American liberties have already been destroyed,’ but a set of sensible people who want to settle down and live happily ever after.” [via]