Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?
Without its climax, death, what savour hath
Life? an impeccable machine, exact
He paces an inane and pointless path
To glut brute appetites, his sole content
How tedious were he fit to comprehend
Himself! More, this our noble element
Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned
Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end.

His body a bloody-ruby radiant
With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer
Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant
On Eden's imbecile perimeter.
He blessed nonentity with every curse
And spiced with sorrow the dull soul of sense,
Breathed life into the sterile universe,
With Love and Knowledge drove out innocence
The Key of Joy is disobedience.

-Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley wrote this i did not but i thought id share it with everyone

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Comment by A Former Member on April 3, 2009 at 4:46pm
Crowley is somewhat of an interesting man, though somewhat of a charlatan, I think. This is not my favorite poem, but it is hard to find good poetry on Satan, Lucifer, or Satanism in general.

I do have a recording of him on CD reading or performing rituals. They are from wax cylinders that were discovered somewhere -- perhaps in a library or someone's attic. If you want, I can convert some samples to MP3 and get them to you.

Also, if you are interested in poetry, join us in Ars Poetica. There is also a Gothic Atheists group, a Macabre Atheists group, and several others.

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