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Please explain this Aelister Crowley picture

PostWed Jan 07, 2015 8:36 pm

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Re: Please explain this Aelister Crowley picture

PostThu Jan 08, 2015 2:09 am

What about it needs explanation? Not in a sassy way, just because it is almost straightforward with his symbolism : the erect thumbs, the triangle shape of the hat, and I always had some penis vibe coming through too 100% why but it's there
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Re: Please explain this Aelister Crowley picture

PostThu Jan 08, 2015 2:44 am

peachesx wrote:What about it needs explanation? Not in a sassy way, just because it is almost straightforward with his symbolism : the erect thumbs, the triangle shape of the hat, and I always had some penis vibe coming through too 100% why but it's there


Not everyone is educated on symbolism.

For instance, I get the triangle, but what do erect Thumbs symbolize?

Or what about the book being displayed?
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Re: Please explain this Aelister Crowley picture

PostThu Jan 08, 2015 2:51 am

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Can't quite make out the text on the spine but it looks like 'perduraeomagister'

Also I can see why you get a phallus vibe, his arms and hat kinda look like one.
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Re: Please explain this Aelister Crowley picture

PostThu Jan 08, 2015 8:36 pm

oh ok sorry :) i assume everyone knows everything about him, so the erect thumbs are a meaning of not just a thumbs up it's all good, but also they symbolize "an erect penis ready to go" he actually used this positioning of thumbs or similar positioning in many rituals and masses, i am not completely educated on the full meanings on why the erect thumb and thumb positioning was soo important, but apparently it is, i'll look more into that myself as i have been wondering deeper into that lately. also the book with him is the book of law - which is the central text of thelema, perhaps because this book was largely dictated to him in egypt that hat is a particular nod to that. hope that helps!
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Re: Please explain this Aelister Crowley picture

PostWed Jan 18, 2017 3:34 am

I figured the thumbs was to make it appear as mirrored imagery; duality

....and representing bisexuality.
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