Sit still. Stop thinking. Shut up. Get out!
The first two of these instructions comprise the whole of the technique of Yoga. The last two are of a sublimity which it would be improper to expound in this present elementary stage.
Aleister Crowley. Eight Lectures On Yoga (1939) Ch. 4
how much truth there is in the writings of crowley seem reliant on whether he is taking the piss or indulging his ego.
[see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt8TZ0hYHiE]
this is from 2011 – chosen as a frontispiece for the latest edition of this here: http://www.thephilosophytakeaway.com/