We would like to take a moment to thank Russell Brand for helping to raise awareness about Aleister Crowley in the lead-up to the 2012 election.
In a recent interview in Details, Brand said:
“… there are aphorisms I still deem tight: The carnal self is the true self. … a type of Aleister Crowley ‘Do what thou wilt’ as the sum of the law.”
While we are all familiar with the Law of Liberty which states, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Russell Brand has called attention to another important doctrine of Aleister Crowley of particular interest in this campaign.
Aleister Crowley pioneered the sexual revolution of the 20th Century by pointing out the primacy of the sex instinct, and the importance of sexual freedom in our society.
While Jay-Z and Kevin Jonas have each done their own part in raising awareness about Aleister Crowley generally, Russell Brand has managed to work in a reference to Aleister Crowley’s political platform, and the specific plank of Sexual Freedom. We are deeply grateful for Brand’s efforts in this respect.