Crowley describes the experience of invocation as: The mind must be exalted until it loses consciousness of self.The Magician must be carried forward blindly by a force which, though in him and of him, is by no means that which he in his normal state of consciousness calls I.As far as he was concerned, magick that did not have this goal as its aim was black magick and should be avoided.He believed this was the first vital step necessary for spiritual attainment (See Liber VIII - How to attain the Mystery of the Knowledge of your Holy Guardian Angel).Crowley occasionally referred to magick as a high art, but he never used the term low magick.Instead of these terms, he compared magick (which he saw as the essential method for achieving enlightenment and doing one's sacred Will) with such practices that he referred to as sorcery or witchcraft.He considered the essential difference between the two to be one of intent, where the purpose of a magical event is either in service to the True Will, i.e. Vanity/ego-driven practices such as love charms, fascinations, or fortune telling fell into the latter category within his personal framework of magick. There are several ways to look at what magick comprises.In its broadest sense it can be defined as any willed action leading to intended change.
This is the essential difference between the two branches of Magick.
In each case the magician identifies himself with the Deity invoked".
Another invocatory technique the magician can employ is known as the assumption of god-forms.
A couple of months later, short of cash and dodging creditors, Aleister Crowley decides to bid farewell to the Colonies and go back to England.
In the meantime, Leah has met a French widow by the name of Ninette Shumway with a three year old son who has been working as a Nanny.
Aleister Crowley, The Beast,666, begins a Thelemic Commune in Cefalu, Sicily.