Bitter Winter Magazine recently published a new article by noted esoteric scholar and author Massimo Introvigne on early 20th Century Satanism. It includes this short reference to The Prophet of the Lovely Star:
“After World War I, the influence of the leading British esotericist Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) started to be felt among those interested in Satanism. Strictly speaking, Crowley was not a Satanist, although he occasionally used ‘Satan’ and ‘Lucifer’ as metaphorical names designating the Sun, the penis, the astrological sign of the Capricorn, or certain spirits of the collective unconscious.
“His references to Satanists are normally derogatory. In his work ‘Magick,’ Crowley wrote that ‘the Devil does not exist. It is a false name invented by the Black Brothers to imply a Unity in their ignorant muddle of dispersions.’ Satanists, he insisted, practiced at best a primitive and lower form of what he preferred to spell magick.’”
Overall, this is a fascinating, intel heavy piece that I found very worthwhile reading.