Aleister Crowley was the Great Beast 666. The biblical association is with Satan, but Crowley surely meant something else entirely.
What did A.C. mean by 666?
I would like to understand both qabalistically and practically. Qabalistically, I ask what are the associations of the number 666, both as it used in the Revelation and general numerology. Practically, I ask what does it mean to fulfill the "office" of the Beast 666 on earth?
My confusion comes from the difference between what 666 (the number of the Beast) meant to John the Revelator and what is meant by the Beast as described in The Book of the Law. Is this literally the same character or does Liber AL put a new spin on the traditional sense of 666 as interpreted from the Bible?