Shadow: Raniere & Crowley Were Much Alike

By Shadow State

According to Catherine Oxenberg’s book “Captive”, Allison Mack was obsessed with the notion of Penance.

That’s why Mack imposed strict diets and cold showers on her slaves and on herself.

That’s why Mack identified so strongly with Joan of Arc.

Well, now, Allison Mack has lots of sins to do penance for.

As for Aleister Crowley, just like J.Z. Knight who claims to channels a entity called Ramtha, Crowley claimed to communicate with Spirit Beings.

“Crowley claimed to have been contacted by a supernatural entity named Aiwass, who provided him with The Book of the Law, a sacred text that served as the basis for Thelema. ”

Crowley’s Mumbo Jumbo provided the basis for L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology and indirectly NXIVM.

Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt” sounds a lot like Raniere’s emphasis on experiencing “Joy.”

Crowley gained notoriety during his lifetime, as a recreational drug experimenter and bisexual.

Crowley was a libertine much like Raniere.

Crowley was bisexual, but exhibited a sexual preference for women, with homosexual relationships being fewer and more in the early part of his life.

He had an attraction toward “exotic women” and in later life, Crowley was able to attract young bohemian women as his lovers.  During homosexual anal intercourse, he played the passive role.

Crowley had frequent sex with prostitutes leading to his venereal diseases, much like Raniere’s rumored herpes.

Keith Alan Raniere in his days as the Vanguard

Like Raniere, Crowley exhibited signs of anti-Semitism.

Crowley insulted his Jewish friend Victor Neuburg using anti-Semitic slurs and had mixed opinions about Jews. He praised their “sublime” poetry and their “imagination, romance, loyalty, probity and humanity”.

He also said that centuries of persecution led some Jews to exhibit “avarice, servility, falseness, cunning and the rest”

Women were insulted by Crowley’s views of them.

“Crowley described women as “moral inferiors” who had to be treated with “firmness, kindness and justice”.

Raniere said that women were weak willed and did not uphold honor like men do. This was the basis of his teachings in SOP and Jness. Indeed it was Raniere’s idea that DOS, the master slave group would end the moral inferiority of women, He wanted women to become badasses.


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  • Shadowstate,

    I very much enjoyed reading your article.

    It seems Crowley had something in common with the great Julius Caesar.

    Plutarch wrote of Caesar…

    “He was every woman’s man and every man’s woman.”

    I have a bad feeling that a thousand years from now there will still be Crowleys and Ranieres plying their trade.

    Hopefully there will be Frank Parlatos to stop them.

    • “Hopefully there will be Frank Parlatos to stop them.”

      I second that thought.
      As long as we have a First Amendment that protects Free Speech and Free Press I believe America will do just fine.

      As an aside when I was in High School (circa 1974) my Western History teacher, a woman who is now deceased, gave a lecture where she told the class, “When the Roman Army marched into town the old women not only had to lock up the girls for their protection but they also had to lock up the boys.”
      So I know that the ancient world had much different ideas about sexuality.

      • Well that’s stuff is still going on in some cultures……

        The Frontline documentary “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan”, showcases the fact that in some places in the world pedophilia
        is part of the culture.

        Literally there version of an American bachelor party is…… imagine the worst possible things you can…. and that is an Afghanistan Bachelor party. Literally Sodom and Gommorah but 10 times worse…….

        An Afghanistan expression meantioned in the documentary goes as follows, “Women are for breeding boys are for pleasure.”

        FOX news actually reported the same thing.

        When Public Telivision and Fox News are in agreement you know the information(news) is true.

        Suffice to say that that particular documentary is the most disturbing documentary I have ever seen in my entire life.

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