Pages pp White Stains is a poetic work, its title based on onanism , written by English author and occultist Aleister Crowley under the pseudonym "George Archibald Bishop". It was published in in Amsterdam , Netherlands. White Stains contains various poems in both English and French which can also be regarded as individual works. The majority of these poems are overtly sexual in content. As with other works of Crowley, obscenity is celebrated.
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It was published in in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. White Stains contains various poems in both English and French which can also be regarded as individual works. The major part of these poems show an obviously sexual content. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema.
Crowley gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was famously dubbed "The Wickedest Man In the World. He was also a highly controversial member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was known by the magical name of Frater Perdurabo. Besides his interest in the occult, he was sexually promiscuous with both genders at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain , frequented prostitutes, was vocally defiant against Christianity and Victorian and post-Victorian prudishness toward sexual subjects, and was a drug addict.
While Crowley detested Christianity, he considered himself an immensely religious and spiritual person. His writings record incidents of experiencing deity, and Thelemites consider him to be a prophet. In , he encountered a being known as Aiwass, described as a "minister" to Horus, the central deity in Thelema, and as a Holy Guardian Angel. Aiwass dictated the Book of the Law, which Crowley wrote down and published, becoming the central Thelemic text.
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