June 29 AM K
...12:30 PM My opinion is that one does not really get a shot at one's complexes until one has managed to eliminate the influences of convention.
1:25 PM 6 dr G + rum + wine at lunch.
2:40 PM (after lunch) Quite uncomfortable—but 666 wants his books from the P.O., so after telling him a few thoughts (re later) I went. Returned—raining like hell—Tea. Ideas connected with convention and complex. To get at people's "conventions" trouble I suggest two main lines:
1 for the simple—ask the question "What troubles you most in life."
2 for the more complex animal—Force him with a list of all the crimes? possible and ask him to mention the one that he thinks worst "wicked" or "disgusting" or some such term....
G 2:20 AM Msbtd—Union with Chaos—my whole idea seems to deplete my body absolutely so that I may lose my thoughts—But I am all wrong. I am starved, but I shall start to love tomorrow. There will be no more masturbation—Perhaps there will be insanity or death, but there'll be something, if I have to create it myself.
From the magickal diary of Leah Hirsig, mistress of Aleister Crowley.