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Satan and the Beast

Asbjørn Dyrendal

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199863075
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979974 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0015
Satan and the Beast

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This chapter considers Crowley's influence on modern Satanism. It reveals that Crowley was considered as a Satanist during his lifetime, despite the fact that there is little to no “satanic” elements in his writing. It then takes a look at the features of Crowley's esotericism that were adopted into contemporary Satanism. This chapter also discusses modern witchcraft, Scientology, and Satanism, and determines that Crowley still influences Western spirituality.

Keywords: influence; modern Satanism; Satanist; satanic elements; modern witchcraft; Scientology; Western spirituality

Chapter.  10892 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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