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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism$
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Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199863075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.001.0001

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Frenzies of the Beast

Frenzies of the Beast

The Phaedran Furores in the Rites and Writings of Aleister Crowley

(p.209) 8 Frenzies of the Beast
Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Matthew D. Rogers

Oxford University Press

This chapter studies a certain case of classical literature, which is the “Frenzies of the Beast: The Phaedran Furores in the Rites and Writings of Aleister Crowley.” It analyzes the classification of the “frenzies” from Plato's Phaedrus, as well as the explanation given by later Neoplatonists and Platonists. It then introduces Crowley's article “Energized Enthusiasm”, which serves as an important source for the understanding of Crowley's view of sexual magic.

Keywords:   classical literature, sexual magic, frenzies, Phaedrus, Energized Enthusiasm, Platonists, Neoplatonists

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