“Do what thou wilt”

October 2007

“Do what thou wilt”:

I did not expect the solid advice regarding life and purpose that I found in Aleister Crowley's Diary of a Drug Fiend. For all that the man was an ex-Plymouth-Brethren occultist drug-addicted pseudo-Freemason hedonist, he had a pretty strong clue. I started the book expecting to not like him, and finished it with an entirely different picture. Maybe “do what thou wilt” should be the whole of the law – but be sure to read it correctly.