A Quote by Aleister Crowley on self-awareness, swinburne, thelema, and gnosticism

It has often been argued, in fact, that mankind lost the happiness characteristic of his fellow-animals when he acquired self-consciousness. This is in fact the meaning of the legend of "The Fall." We have become as gods, knowing good and evil, and the price is that we live by labour, and—"In his eyes foreknowledge of death."

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: Diary of a Drug Fiend, Pages: 71..72

Contributed by: Keith

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