Alexander the Great

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A warrior king of ambiguous nature. By the age of 32, the Macedonian student of Aristotle rises to power as a world-conqueror and world-unifier who represents a possible force for good. However, in 323 B.C. — between the 12th and 13th year of his reign and at the zenith of his power—his behavior becomes erratic and increasingly sinister. In the opinions of members of his retinue, Alexander begins to act as though he were under the sway of a physical or mental illness. Unbeknownst to them, he has become spiritually possessed by Ahriman, the negative — i.e., death-faced—aspect of the Janus-faced god of Greece and Asia Minor (the other—life-faced—aspect is then embodied under the name Ormuzd); as such, he has claimed the title of Jupiter-Ammon and has chosen to rule his empire from the Temple of Baal in Babylon.

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