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Subject:

Re: Crowley and Spiritualism

From:

Nick Campion <[log in to unmask]>

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Society for The Academic Study of Magic <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 07:58:21 +0100

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Dear Liana,

Yes,-20, minutes and bring a flash drive.

Best wishes,

Nick



[log in to unmask] wrote:
> I also found this:
> http://lib.oto-usa.org/crowley/essays/black-magic.html
> Running a Google search as follows should also turn up more references to g=
> et you started:
> site:hermetic.com Crowley spiritualism
> Sincerely,
> Dan Harms
> Bibliographer and Instructional Services Librarian
> SUNY Cortland Memorial Library
> (607)-753-4042
> From: Society for The Academic Study of Magic [mailto:ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC@=
> JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Spiro
> Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 2:21 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC] Crowley and Spiritualism
> You may have a point there Dave, something no doubt to do with an Ancient E=
> gyptian burial rite of plugging up black holes. Speaking of the Theosophica=
> l Society, in his last article before he died AC wrote that, "To acquire a =
> friendly feeling for a system, to render it rapidly familiar, it is prudent=
>  to introduce the Star to which the persons of the drama are attached. It i=
> s hardly one's first, or even one's hundredth guess, that the Victorian wor=
> thy in the case of Jack the Ripper was no less a person than Helena Petrovn=
> a Blavatsky."
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Cc:
> Sent: Sunday, 25 September 2011 2:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC] Crowley and Spiritualism
> I'd add _to the general thread_  that AC may have hated mediums but if ther=
> e was a chance of penetrating the chequebook or bodily orifices of a potent=
> ial pupil he would quite probably have claimed to be Blavaatsky.s lovechild=
>  if not dressed up as her in order to speed the process. Need to read betwe=
> en his lines and read some pupils diaries etc
> Dave e
> Sent using BlackBerry(r) from Orange
> -----Original Message-----
> From:        Khem Caigan <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Sender:      Society for The Academic Study of Magic <ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC@=
> JISCMAIL.AC.UK<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Date:        Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:03:19
> To: <[log in to unmask]<mailto:ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC@JISCMA=
> IL.AC.UK>>
> Reply-To:    Society for The Academic Study of Magic              <ACADEMIC=
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Subject: Re: [ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC] Crowley and Spiritualism
> David Mattichak doth schreibble :
> <SNIPS>
> > No spiritist, once he is wholly enmeshed in sentimentality and Freudian f=
> ear phantasms,
> > is capable of concentrated thought, of persistent will, or of moral
> > character. Devoid of every spark of the divine light which was his birthr=
> ight, a prey
> > before death to the ghastly tenants of the grave, the wretch, like the me=
> smerized
> > and living corpse of Poe's Monsieur Valdemar, is a "nearly liquid mass of
> > loathsome, of detestable putrescence."
> >
> > The student of this Holy Magick is most earnestly warned against frequent=
> ing
> > their seances, or even admitting them to his presence.
> > They are contagious as Syphilis, and more deadly and disgusting. Unless y=
> our
> > aura is strong enough to inhibit any manifestation of the loathly larvae =
> that have
> > taken up their habitation in them, shun them as you need not mere lepers!=
>  It
> > occurs in certain rare cases that a very unusual degree of personal purit=
> y combined
> > with integrity and force of character provides even the ignorant with a c=
> ertain
> > natural defence, and attracts into his aura only intelligent and benefice=
> nt entities.
> > Such persons may perhaps practise spiritualism without obvious bad result=
> s, and
> > even with good results, within limits. But such exceptions in no wise inv=
> alidate the
> > general rule, or in any way serve as argument against the magical theory =
> outlined
> > above with such mild suasion.
> It seems to me that, in Crowley's case, this is
> more in the way of "Do as I say, not as I do."
> He didn't use 'mediums', true; he employed 'seers'
> (his wife, Rose, among them), and the ill effects
> of such employment / abuse have been detailed by
> many authors over the years, including Crowley
> himself.
> Cors in Manu Domine,
> 
> ~ Khem Caigan
> <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> "Heat and Moisture are Active to Generation;Cold and Dryness are Passive, in and to each Thing;
> Cold and Dryness are Passive, in and to each Thing;Fire and Air, Active by Elementation;
> Fire and Air, Active by Elementation;Water and Earth, Passive to Generation."
> Water and Earth, Passive to Generation."
> *Of the Division of Chaos*
> -Dr. Simon Forman
> 

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