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->''"To know, to do and to keep silent."''
-->-- The man himself.

->''"[[CannotKeepASecret Crowley had the first two down pat.]]"''
-->-- '''Creator/AlanMoore''', on the above.

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, was an influential English occultist, provacateur, hedonist, mountaineer, chess player, and artist dubbed "The Wickedest Man in the World." His motto was "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law; love is the law, love under will." He is known for his occult writing and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs drug experimentation]]. Also noted for appearing on the cover of Music/TheBeatles' ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sergeant Pepper]]'' album, drawing the interest of [[Music/LedZeppelin Jimmy Page]], and being the subject of the Music/OzzyOsbourne song "Mr. Crowley." Not to be confused with [[Literature/GoodOmens Anthony J. Crowley]].

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!!Aleister Crowley and his works provide the following tropes:

* TheAntichrist: His Alter-Ego.
* AnythingThatMoves: What he claimed, anyway. Probably just for shock value, though.
* ArcNumber: In Crowley's system of numerology, the number 93 was the numerical value of several significant words and phrases, and has become a common salutation among followers of Thelema.
* BaldOfAwesome: Albeit for only a short portion of his life, he was noted to change his appearance constantly.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: A real life example. Crowley advised or at least had contact with many important historical figures. He even claimed to have been pen pals with Hitler before the war. [[UnreliableNarrator But then, he would]]. There's also a rumor that he might be former first lady Barbara Bush's father, her mom having been a member of his order, which would make him the grandfather of former president GeorgeWBush.
** He is unquestionably the grandfather of notable jazz musician Eric Muhler.
* BlackMagic: According to Crowley, any magical operation other than seeking contact with one's Holy Guardian Angel is black magic.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DepravedBisexual: Arguably a rare real life example.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: In Crowley's system, influencing the outside world through magick always takes a backseat to the attainment of personal enlightenment, though (in theory) one leads to the other.
* [[EthnicMagician Ethnick Magician]]: He was a huge bigot, as noted by his contemporaries. He still got a lot from those guys.
* FreudianExcuse: Arguably the reason he hated the Church so much was because of his own upbringing in the Plymouth Brethen.
* UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}: Crowley incorporated it into his texts, although his version of Gnosticism was understandably mangled considering that he created his philosophy decades before the Nag Hammadi texts were discovered.
* GuardianEntity: The AscendedDemon Aiwass.
* {{Jerkass}}
** According to some, JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* HermeticMagic: Could very well qualify as the trope codifier.
* JunkieProphet to thousands of Thelemites the world over. Thankfully, most of them don't try to imitate his lifestyle.
* KickedUpstairs: Not Crowley, but a disciple. Wilfred Smith ran an OTO lodge in Los Angeles. Crowley was tired of his running the place, so he declared Smith to be a god, told him to meditate on whatever god he truly was at a turkey farm in the desert, and let someone else take over his old job.
* MadLove: Victor Neuberg, a young Jewish gentleman who became one of the first probationers in Crowley's A.'.A.'. Crowley was apparently patently awful to him, going as far as to attack his ethnic background. Neuberg, however, was utterly devoted to Crowley, and even helped him skry the 30 aethyrs.
* MagicalSociety: The point of the Ordo Templi Orientis. Sex magic in particular, of course. Or wait: maybe they're just a BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats. Or, according to many a ConspiracyTheorist, a SecretCircleOfSecrets.
* {{Magick}}: Possibly the TropeMaker; he was the one who originally coined the spelling.
* MasterApprenticeChain: The A.'.A.'. functions in this manner, such that most members will only know their immediate superior and anyone they themselves bring into the organization.
* MeanBrit
* NiceHat
* OccultDetective: Frequently referenced/mentioned such figures.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: His Idea of an Angel? [[ShmuckBait Don't look it up. Don't]].
* PetTheDog: Crowley adored children and was an affectionate, if libertine, father.
* PurpleProse: ''[[ExaggeratedTrope In pages and pages.]]''
* ReligionIsMagic: The religion Crowley founded, Thelema, is heavily intertwined with ceremonial magick. Although not strictly necessary, most Thelemites practice magick in one form or another.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted, despite common belief, though his publicity hounding and antagonizing of Christianity did little to set the record straight.
* SatanIsGood: He did not actually worship the devil, as this would have by extension meant acknowledging the existence of Yahweh. The central Gods of his own Pantheon were mostly [[EgyptianMythology Egyptian Gods]] and [[GreekMythology Greek Gods]], with a few [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons of Sumerian, Norse and Australian Aboriginal Origin]]. That said, he did play up the whole 'Great Beast 666' angle a lot.
* SelfInsert: Sir Peter Pendragon and King Lamus from ''Diary Of A Drug Fiend'', Cyril Grey and possibly Simon Iff from ''Moonchild'' (and other writings in Iff's case). Peter at least had [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed somewhat of an excuse]].
* SmallReferencePools: Any mention of a real life Occult Guru will almost certainly be him.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Crowley was a noted Chess player in his time.
* SmugSnake: Could've been a MagnificentBastard, just had too much ego.
* TakeThat: Many of Crowley's RealLife enemies (e.g. Samuel Mathers as SRMD, Arthur Edward Waite as Arthwaite, and Yeats as "Gates") appear as villainous, German-allied caricatures in ''Moonchild''.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Not one himself but some think he may have advised and/or influenced them.
** ...which is odd, because Crowley actually spent {{WWII}} spying on the Germans for Britain. He was actually quite Patriotick.
*** Mainly because, similar to HP Lovecraft, he viewed British society as the height of human civilization, and was extremely racist against anyone who wasn't an ethnick Briton.
* UnreliableNarrator
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xtremely Kool And Magickal Letterz]]

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!!Media where Crowley plays an important role

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* He is one of the most important characters in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', where he's the ManBehindTheMan to all of Academy City, and is the number one heretic among the Magic Side. Aiwass is also his mentor.
* His Unicursal Hexagram is the main symbol for the Seal of Orichalcos in ''Franchise/YuGiOh''. In the dub, Amelda was changed to Alister in honor of the Hexagram.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* Often appears in the works of AlanMoore and GrantMorrison - notably ''{{Promethea}}'', ''Comicbook/FromHell'' and ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.
* Is a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade VERY evil]] vampire in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'', namely the one calling himself [[spoiler:Black Sabbath]]. There are some clues as to his former mortal identity before TheReveal, though.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* W. Somerset Maugham based Oliver Haddo, the villain of his novel ''The Magician'', on Crowley, a contemporary of his. Haddo [[PublicDomainCharacter reappears]] as the villain of ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Volume [=III=]: Century'' with even more specifically Crowleyan associations.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Crowley retaliated]] by publishing [[http://books.google.com/books?id=vsCaKTmz8AsC&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=crowley+maugham++How+to+Write+a+Novel!&source=bl&ots=c7e-LqAZXp&sig=sZJ0tYZTnE6OGIvGbKoky4L4EMA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HdMIUOGAM4fv0gHX4-jNAw&sqi=2&ved=0CFAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=crowley%20maugham%20%20How%20to%20Write%20a%20Novel!&f=false an article]] in which he claimed that all the characters in ''The Magician'' were thinly-disguised caricatures of his and Maugham's acquaintances and the whole plot had been plagiarized from various other works.
* Frequently appears in the works of RobertAntonWilson, most prominently in ''Masks of the Illuminati''.
* Not directly, but he was the major source of inspiration for the villain of DennisWheatley's book ''Literature/TheDevilRidesOut''. Officially the two of them met and got on surprisingly well. There are rumours and good grounds for believing that Wheatley was an initiate of the Golden Dawn or the O.T.O. and directly studied with Crowley. As Wheatley became more socially respectable, he tried to deny the association.
* Literature/JamesBond writer Ian Fleming was said to have based ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' villain Le Chiffre on Crowley.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Two of the more powerful and important demons in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are named Alastair and Crowley, respectively. The latter in life sold his soul for a bigger dick - make of that what you will.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* Probably the most well-known example: OzzyOsbourne paying homage to him in "Mr. Crowley".
* Music/{{Can}}'s ''Tago Mago'' album was named after the Illa de Tagomago, which Crowley was said to have visited at one point. The side long "Aumgn" was supposedly based on one of his chants.
* Perhaps unsurprisingly, Crowley is a common influence on BlackMetal bands. French group Blut aus Nord have subtitled one of their albums ''The Destruction of Reason by Illumination'' after a quote from his writings and have titled a trilogy of albums ''777'' after one of his qabalistic writings. There's probably more as well but since they don't release most of their lyrics only the band is likely to know for certain.

[[AC:{{Radio}}]]
* He has an occasional guest role in ''Radio/TheScarifyers'' as an advisor on the occult to the heroes. They themselves believe he is utterly insane. He's depicted as rather [[{{Camp}} camp]] and generally harmless.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* He appears as a boss battle in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' with real magic powers and a OneWingedAngel form, as a horny, completely insane wizard who attempts to kill the heroes out of anger that he can' preform a wild demonic orgy. It's not made clear if it's really Crowley you see or if it's a demon assuming his form, and it's also not made clear if he dies or simply escapes after you win the battle with him.

[[AC:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Matt goes back to 1946 and gives Aleister some lyrics to Ozzy's "Mr. Crowley", framed as [[http://timeslikethis.com/?id=666 a short questionnaire.]]

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* ''Roleplay/ElfenHigh'': Where he appears as the sex-crazed wizard in charge of the school.
** Also a prominent character in the creatively named reboot ''Roleplay/ElfenHigh2'', though he is not the real Crowley here.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Crowley is a founding member of the original [[WeirdTradeUnion Guild of Calamitous Intent]] (along with Col. Venture, [[LoinCloth Eugen Sandow]], Creator/OscarWilde, Creator/MarkTwain and even Literature/{{Fantomas}}) sometime near the turn of the century (before Wilde's death).

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->''"To know, to do and to keep silent."''
-->-- The man himself.

->''"[[CannotKeepASecret Crowley had the first two down pat.]]"''
-->-- '''Creator/AlanMoore''', on the above.

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, was an influential English occultist, provacateur, hedonist, mountaineer, chess player, and artist dubbed "The Wickedest Man in the World." His motto was "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law; love is the law, love under will." He is known for his occult writing and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs drug experimentation]]. Also noted for appearing on the cover of Music/TheBeatles' ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sergeant Pepper]]'' album, drawing the interest of [[Music/LedZeppelin Jimmy Page]], and being the subject of the Music/OzzyOsbourne song "Mr. Crowley." Not to be confused with [[Literature/GoodOmens Anthony J. Crowley]].

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!!Aleister Crowley and his works provide the following tropes:

* TheAntichrist: His Alter-Ego.
* AnythingThatMoves: What he claimed, anyway. Probably just for shock value, though.
* ArcNumber: In Crowley's system of numerology, the number 93 was the numerical value of several significant words and phrases, and has become a common salutation among followers of Thelema.
* BaldOfAwesome: Albeit for only a short portion of his life, he was noted to change his appearance constantly.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: A real life example. Crowley advised or at least had contact with many important historical figures. He even claimed to have been pen pals with Hitler before the war. [[UnreliableNarrator But then, he would]]. There's also a rumor that he might be former first lady Barbara Bush's father, her mom having been a member of his order, which would make him the grandfather of former president GeorgeWBush.
** He is unquestionably the grandfather of notable jazz musician Eric Muhler.
* BlackMagic: According to Crowley, any magical operation other than seeking contact with one's Holy Guardian Angel is black magic.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DepravedBisexual: Arguably a rare real life example.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: In Crowley's system, influencing the outside world through magick always takes a backseat to the attainment of personal enlightenment, though (in theory) one leads to the other.
* [[EthnicMagician Ethnick Magician]]: He was a huge bigot, as noted by his contemporaries. He still got a lot from those guys.
* FreudianExcuse: Arguably the reason he hated the Church so much was because of his own upbringing in the Plymouth Brethen.
* UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}: Crowley incorporated it into his texts, although his version of Gnosticism was understandably mangled considering that he created his philosophy decades before the Nag Hammadi texts were discovered.
* GuardianEntity: The AscendedDemon Aiwass.
* {{Jerkass}}
** According to some, JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* HermeticMagic: Could very well qualify as the trope codifier.
* JunkieProphet to thousands of Thelemites the world over. Thankfully, most of them don't try to imitate his lifestyle.
* KickedUpstairs: Not Crowley, but a disciple. Wilfred Smith ran an OTO lodge in Los Angeles. Crowley was tired of his running the place, so he declared Smith to be a god, told him to meditate on whatever god he truly was at a turkey farm in the desert, and let someone else take over his old job.
* MadLove: Victor Neuberg, a young Jewish gentleman who became one of the first probationers in Crowley's A.'.A.'. Crowley was apparently patently awful to him, going as far as to attack his ethnic background. Neuberg, however, was utterly devoted to Crowley, and even helped him skry the 30 aethyrs.
* MagicalSociety: The point of the Ordo Templi Orientis. Sex magic in particular, of course. Or wait: maybe they're just a BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats. Or, according to many a ConspiracyTheorist, a SecretCircleOfSecrets.
* {{Magick}}: Possibly the TropeMaker; he was the one who originally coined the spelling.
* MasterApprenticeChain: The A.'.A.'. functions in this manner, such that most members will only know their immediate superior and anyone they themselves bring into the organization.
* MeanBrit
* NiceHat
* OccultDetective: Frequently referenced/mentioned such figures.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: His Idea of an Angel? [[ShmuckBait Don't look it up. Don't]].
* PetTheDog: Crowley adored children and was an affectionate, if libertine, father.
* PurpleProse: ''[[ExaggeratedTrope In pages and pages.]]''
* ReligionIsMagic: The religion Crowley founded, Thelema, is heavily intertwined with ceremonial magick. Although not strictly necessary, most Thelemites practice magick in one form or another.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted, despite common belief, though his publicity hounding and antagonizing of Christianity did little to set the record straight.
* SatanIsGood: He did not actually worship the devil, as this would have by extension meant acknowledging the existence of Yahweh. The central Gods of his own Pantheon were mostly [[EgyptianMythology Egyptian Gods]] and [[GreekMythology Greek Gods]], with a few [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons of Sumerian, Norse and Australian Aboriginal Origin]]. That said, he did play up the whole 'Great Beast 666' angle a lot.
* SelfInsert: Sir Peter Pendragon and King Lamus from ''Diary Of A Drug Fiend'', Cyril Grey and possibly Simon Iff from ''Moonchild'' (and other writings in Iff's case). Peter at least had [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed somewhat of an excuse]].
* SmallReferencePools: Any mention of a real life Occult Guru will almost certainly be him.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Crowley was a noted Chess player in his time.
* SmugSnake: Could've been a MagnificentBastard, just had too much ego.
* TakeThat: Many of Crowley's RealLife enemies (e.g. Samuel Mathers as SRMD, Arthur Edward Waite as Arthwaite, and Yeats as "Gates") appear as villainous, German-allied caricatures in ''Moonchild''.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Not one himself but some think he may have advised and/or influenced them.
** ...which is odd, because Crowley actually spent {{WWII}} spying on the Germans for Britain. He was actually quite Patriotick.
*** Mainly because, similar to HP Lovecraft, he viewed British society as the height of human civilization, and was extremely racist against anyone who wasn't an ethnick Briton.
* UnreliableNarrator
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xtremely Kool And Magickal Letterz]]

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!!Media where Crowley plays an important role

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* He is one of the most important characters in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', where he's the ManBehindTheMan to all of Academy City, and is the number one heretic among the Magic Side. Aiwass is also his mentor.
* His Unicursal Hexagram is the main symbol for the Seal of Orichalcos in ''Franchise/YuGiOh''. In the dub, Amelda was changed to Alister in honor of the Hexagram.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* Often appears in the works of AlanMoore and GrantMorrison - notably ''{{Promethea}}'', ''Comicbook/FromHell'' and ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.
* Is a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade VERY evil]] vampire in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'', namely the one calling himself [[spoiler:Black Sabbath]]. There are some clues as to his former mortal identity before TheReveal, though.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* W. Somerset Maugham based Oliver Haddo, the villain of his novel ''The Magician'', on Crowley, a contemporary of his. Haddo [[PublicDomainCharacter reappears]] as the villain of ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Volume [=III=]: Century'' with even more specifically Crowleyan associations.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Crowley retaliated]] by publishing [[http://books.google.com/books?id=vsCaKTmz8AsC&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=crowley+maugham++How+to+Write+a+Novel!&source=bl&ots=c7e-LqAZXp&sig=sZJ0tYZTnE6OGIvGbKoky4L4EMA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HdMIUOGAM4fv0gHX4-jNAw&sqi=2&ved=0CFAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=crowley%20maugham%20%20How%20to%20Write%20a%20Novel!&f=false an article]] in which he claimed that all the characters in ''The Magician'' were thinly-disguised caricatures of his and Maugham's acquaintances and the whole plot had been plagiarized from various other works.
* Frequently appears in the works of RobertAntonWilson, most prominently in ''Masks of the Illuminati''.
* Not directly, but he was the major source of inspiration for the villain of DennisWheatley's book ''Literature/TheDevilRidesOut''. Officially the two of them met and got on surprisingly well. There are rumours and good grounds for believing that Wheatley was an initiate of the Golden Dawn or the O.T.O. and directly studied with Crowley. As Wheatley became more socially respectable, he tried to deny the association.
* Literature/JamesBond writer Ian Fleming was said to have based ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' villain Le Chiffre on Crowley.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Two of the more powerful and important demons in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are named Alastair and Crowley, respectively. The latter in life sold his soul for a bigger dick - make of that what you will.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* Probably the most well-known example: OzzyOsbourne paying homage to him in "Mr. Crowley".
* Music/{{Can}}'s ''Tago Mago'' album was named after the Illa de Tagomago, which Crowley was said to have visited at one point. The side long "Aumgn" was supposedly based on one of his chants.
* Perhaps unsurprisingly, Crowley is a common influence on BlackMetal bands. French group Blut aus Nord have subtitled one of their albums ''The Destruction of Reason by Illumination'' after a quote from his writings and have titled a trilogy of albums ''777'' after one of his qabalistic writings. There's probably more as well but since they don't release most of their lyrics only the band is likely to know for certain.

[[AC:{{Radio}}]]
* He has an occasional guest role in ''Radio/TheScarifyers'' as an advisor on the occult to the heroes. They themselves believe he is utterly insane. He's depicted as rather [[{{Camp}} camp]] and generally harmless.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* He appears as a boss battle in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' with real magic powers and a OneWingedAngel form, as a horny, completely insane wizard who attempts to kill the heroes out of anger that he can' preform a wild demonic orgy. It's not made clear if it's really Crowley you see or if it's a demon assuming his form, and it's also not made clear if he dies or simply escapes after you win the battle with him.

[[AC:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Matt goes back to 1946 and gives Aleister some lyrics to Ozzy's "Mr. Crowley", framed as [[http://timeslikethis.com/?id=666 a short questionnaire.]]

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* ''Roleplay/ElfenHigh'': Where he appears as the sex-crazed wizard in charge of the school.
** Also a prominent character in the creatively named reboot ''Roleplay/ElfenHigh2'', though he is not the real Crowley here.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Crowley is a founding member of the original [[WeirdTradeUnion Guild of Calamitous Intent]] (along with Col. Venture, [[LoinCloth Eugen Sandow]], Creator/OscarWilde, Creator/MarkTwain and even Literature/{{Fantomas}}) sometime near the turn of the century (before Wilde's death).

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3rd Oct '13 12:35:51 PM MarkLungo
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* [[EthnicMagician Ethnick Magician]]: He was a huge bigot as even noted by his contemporaries. He still got a lot from those guys.

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* [[EthnicMagician Ethnick Magician]]: He was a huge bigot bigot, as even noted by his contemporaries. He still got a lot from those guys.



* UsefulNotes/Gnosticism: Crowley incorporated it into his texts, although his version of Gnosticism was understandably mangled considering that he created his philosophy decades before the Nag Hammadi texts were discovered.

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* UsefulNotes/Gnosticism: UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}: Crowley incorporated it into his texts, although his version of Gnosticism was understandably mangled considering that he created his philosophy decades before the Nag Hammadi texts were discovered.
22nd Sep '13 8:35:45 PM Mipp
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** He is unquestionably the grandfather of notable jazz musician Eric Muhler.


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* PetTheDog: Crowley adored children and was an affectionate, if libertine, father.
13th Sep '13 10:48:03 AM TMOverbeck
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* Probably the most well-known example: OzzyOsbourne paying homage to him in "Mr. Crowley".


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[[AC:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Matt goes back to 1946 and gives Aleister some lyrics to Ozzy's "Mr. Crowley", framed as [[http://timeslikethis.com/?id=666 a short questionnaire.]]
8th Sep '13 11:16:06 AM erforce
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-->--The man himself.

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-->--The -->-- The man himself.



-->--'''Creator/AlanMoore''', on the above.

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-->--'''Creator/AlanMoore''', -->-- '''Creator/AlanMoore''', on the above.



* Often appears in the works of AlanMoore and GrantMorrison - notably ''{{Promethea}}'', ''FromHell'' and ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.

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* Often appears in the works of AlanMoore and GrantMorrison - notably ''{{Promethea}}'', ''FromHell'' ''Comicbook/FromHell'' and ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.
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* UsefulNotes/Gnosticism: Crowley incorporated it into his texts, although his version of Gnosticism was understandably mangled considering that he created his philosophy decades before the Nag Hammadi texts were discovered.
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* BaldOfEvil: Albeit for only a short portion of his life, he was noted to change his appearance constantly.

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* BaldOfEvil: BaldOfAwesome: Albeit for only a short portion of his life, he was noted to change his appearance constantly.
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* BlackMagic: According to Crowley, any magical operation other than seeking contact with one's Holy Guardian Angel is black magic.
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* HermeticMagic: Could very well qualify as the trope codifier.
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