Mary Butts (1890-1937) was a British modernist novelist whose frequently overlooked
writing has had a cult following largely composed of fellow writers such as Robin Blaser
and Robert Duncan
. [more inside]
Kenneth Grant, who has died aged 86, was probably the last living link to the voluptuary, occultist and megalomaniac Aleister Crowley;
after Crowley’s death Grant co-edited and published many of the self-styled mystic’s writings, but he also became involved in a protracted wrangle over his own claim to be Crowley’s heir. Via.
Touched By Your Presence, Dear:
Ex-Blondie songwriter and bassist Gary Lachman (aka "Gary Valentine") blogs (and is interviewed) about his books on Jung, Steiner, Ouspensky, and Sixties mysticism, and his time spent toiling in the fields of Crowleyana and The Gurdjieff Work.
Aleister Crowley, grandfather of George W. Bush?
In late 1924, Pauline Pierce
, Frank Harris
, Nellie O'Hara, and Aleister Crowley
get together in France and experience "Eroto-Comotose Lucidity
." Afterwards Pauline Pierce returns to the states. In June 1925, Pauline Pierce gives birth to a daughter, Barbara
, and again
I encourage all people to take a look at a few sites to learn what Satanism actually is. As a nominal Christian, I was suprised to learn that Satanism isn't anything like popular culture says it is. Actually, as a student of theology, I found it fascinating. It's based on Magick and the teachings of British poet and mystic Aleister Crowley. The
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
has a great introduction
to Satanism, among 70 other faiths. The prominent Satanist 'church' is the Temple of Set
. The Order of the Thelemic Golden Dawn
is a notable Satanic order, but no Order compares to the Ordo Templi Orientis
, an Order that Crowley himself ran. The Aleister Crowley Foundation
and The Hermetic Library
are two other interesting resources.