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O Father, O Satan, O Sun By Behemoth, Album: The Satanist 2014
The Great Beast 666, Perabduro, Ankh-f-n-khonsu, the wickedest man in the world, Aleister Crowley was a noted – and controversial – occultist. He wrote widely, founded his own religious order, and designed a set of tarot cards that are still used today. Defiantly unconventional in every respect, he lived life according to his own dictum: ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.’
Sex and magic
Crowley’s interests combined the erotic and the esoteric. He published poetry, including a volume of verse described by one critic as ‘the most disgusting piece of erotica in the English language.’ He also became involved in secretive groups like the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.Gradually he evolved his own set of beliefs which drew on Oriental, ancient Egyptian, and an assortment of other traditions. His sexual preoccupations were equally various. He took many lovers – both male and female – and practised a form of sex magic.
Behemoth “O Father, O Satan, O Sun” Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a contribution from Behemoth, a band that has centered their music, lyrics, artwork, and stage performances around Satanism and the occult.
Behemoth is a Polish extreme metalband from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.
The Satanist is the tenth studio album by Behemoth. The album was released on February 3, 2014 through Nuclear Blast records.
On this particular song from The Satanist, “O Father O Satan O Sun” the band delivers their own take on “The Bornless Ritual,” which Crowley popularized. The ritual is essentially used prior to magic ceremonies to invoke the spirit of “The Bornless One,” the master entity of which all spirits, regardless if they are good or evil, are subservient.