He pretended to suspect me, of course. We can see now, thanks to you, that his whole life has been one long hypocrisy, that he has been pretending to be an artist, just like any other fraud. His deadly earnestness about it only made it worse; I see that now.
Edward Kelly (Aleister Crowley), The Artistic Temperament
The ‘Worst Man in the World’ Tells the Astounding Story of His Life in Articles by Aleister Crowley.
“Nobody stops to look at me in the street. My appearance is, I suppose, that of a simple country gentleman up in town for a weekend.
All my notoriety arises from the fact that I am a magician.
I AM THE MASTER THERION.
Practically my whole life has been spent in the study of magic.” [via]
II. His Ruling Symbols from The Philosophy of Shelley’s Poetry in Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats.
“The Sun is the symbol of sensitive life, and of belief and joy and pride and energy, of indeed the whole life of the will, and of that beauty which neither lures from far off, nor becomes beautiful in giving itself, but makes all glad because it is beauty.” [via]