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The Poem of Hashish, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley

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Translated from the French by Aleister Crowley for The Equinox, March 1910. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), author of the 1857 collection of poetry Les Fleurs du Mal, participated in the infamous “Club des Hachichins” along with such literary figures as Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas and Honoré de Balzac in the 1840s. In this essay he recounts his observations of the effects of the herb, along with his critical evaluation of the spiritual and moral dangers of hashish.