looking for Crowley’s self-name that began with a P: (Perdurabo)
Professing to be of Irish ancestry and a supporter of Irish independence from Great Britain, Crowley began to espouse support for Germany in their war against Britain. He became involved in New York’s pro-German movement, and in January 1915 German spy George Sylvester Viereck employed him as a writer for his propagandist paper, The Fatherland, which was dedicated to keeping the US neutral in the conflict. In later years, detractors denounced Crowley as a traitor to Britain for this action. In reality, Crowley was a double agent, working for the British intelligence services to infiltrate and undermine Germany’s operation in New York. Many of his articles in The Fatherland were hyperbolic, for instance comparing Wilhelm II to Jesus Christ; in July 1915 he orchestrated a publicity stunt – reported on by The New York Times – in which he declared independence for Ireland in front of the Statue of Liberty; the real intention was to make the German lobby appear ridiculous in the eyes of the American public. It has been argued that he encouraged the German Navy to destroy the Lusitania, informing them that it would ensure the US stayed out of the war, while in reality hoping that it would bring the US into the war on Britain’s side.
Crowley entered into a relationship with Jeanne Robert Foster, with whom he toured the West Coast. In Vancouver, headquarters of the North American O.T.O., he met with Charles Stansfeld Jones and Wilfred Talbot Smith to discuss the propagation of Thelema on the continent. In Detroit he experimented with Peyote at Parke-Davis, then visited Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tijuana, and the Grand Canyon, before returning to New York. There he befriended Ananda Coomaraswamy and his wife Alice Richardson; Crowley and Richardson performed sex magic in April 1916, following which she became pregnant and then miscarried. Later that year he took a “magical retirement” to a cabin by Lake Pasquaney owned by Evangeline Adams. There, he made heavy use of drugs and undertook a ritual after which he proclaimed himself “Master Therion”. He also wrote several short stories based on J.G. Frazer‘s The Golden Bough and a work of literary criticism, The Gospel According to Bernard Shaw.
In December he moved to New Orleans, his favourite US city, before spending February 1917 with evangelical Christian relatives in Titusville, Florida. Returning to New York City, he moved in with artist and A∴A∴ member Leon Engers Kennedy in May, learning of his mother’s death. After the collapse of The Fatherland, Crowley continued his association with Viereck, who appointed him contributing editor of arts journal The International. Crowley used it to promote Thelema, but it soon ceased publication. He then moved to the studio apartment of Roddie Minor, who became his partner and Scarlet Woman. Through their rituals, which Crowley called “The Amalantrah Workings”, he believed that they were contacted by a preternatural entity named Lam. The relationship soon ended.
In 1918, Crowley went on a magical retreat in the wilderness of Esopus Island on the Hudson River. Here, he began a translation of the Tao Te Ching, painted Thelemic slogans on the riverside cliffs, and – he later claimed – experienced past life memories of being Ge Xuan, Pope Alexander VI, Alessandro Cagliostro, and Eliphas Levi. Back in New York City, he moved to Greenwich Village, where he took Leah Hirsig as his lover and next Scarlet Woman. He took up painting as a hobby, exhibiting his work at the Greenwich Village Liberal Club and attracting the attention of the New York Evening World. With the financial assistance of sympathetic Freemasons, Crowley revived The Equinox with the first issue of volume III, known as The Blue Equinox. He spent mid-1919 on a climbing holiday in Montaukbefore returning to London in December.
… In April 1930, Crowley moved to Berlin, where he took Hanni Jaegar as his magical partner; the relationship was troubled. In September he went to Lisbon in Portugal to meet the poet Fernando Pessoa. There, he decided to fake his own death, doing so with Pessoa’s help at the Boca do Inferno rock formation. He then returned to Berlin, where he reappeared three weeks later at the opening of his art exhibition at the Gallery Neumann-Nierendorf. Crowley’s paintings fitted with the fashion for German Expressionism; few of them sold, but the press reports were largely favourable. In August 1931, he took Bertha Busch as his new lover; they had a violent relationship, and often physically assaulted one another. He continued to have affairs with both men and women while in the city, and met with famous people like Aldous Huxley and Alfred Adler. After befriending him, in January 1932 he took the communist Gerald Hamilton as a lodger, through whom he was introduced to many figures within the Berlin far left; it is possible that he was operating as a spy for British intelligence at this time, monitoring the communist movement.
ck analog 13th c welsh romance peredur
(I took some photos and will try to send them and fill this in later, only because it’s mentioned in the “Limitless” novel.)
King Arthur’s knights, gathered at the Round Table to celebrate the Pentecost, see a vision of the Holy Grail. The Grail appears as a veiled ciborium, made of gold and decorated with jewels, held by two angels. From folio 610v in BNF Fr 116, ordered by Jacques d’Armagnac. Bibliothèque nationale de France [French National Library]. Français 116: Lancelot en prose [French MS 116: The Prose Lancelot], folio 610v. Illuminated by Évrard d’Espinques. Originally commissioned for Jacques d’Armagnac, c. 1475, now held by the BNF Department of Manuscripts (Paris).
Top Row (left to right): “Liovnel” (Lionel), Gawain, “Bort” (Bors), Lancelot, “Galard” (Galahad) in the Siege Perilous, “Perseval” (Percival), “Le Roy Artvs” (King Arthur of Britain), “Helias” (Elyan), “Tristrã” (Tristan)
Bottom Row (left to right): “Etor” (Ector), “Le Roy Ryons” (King Rience of Ireland and North Wales), “Le Roy Carados” (King Caradoc Strongarmof Gwent), “Le Roy Ydier” (King Yder=Sir Edern), “Le Roy Bancemag” (King Bagdemagus of Gore), “Heva” or “Kev” (Erec, Kay, or Hoël=Hovelius) — circa 1474 by Evrard d’Espinques, from Gallica, through Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less.
p.18 of 41; Later I was able to put a photo of the Bishop (Archbishop later I think) Shahan and “666” Aleister Crowley together. I don’t think there would actually be any public domain photos of Bishop Shahan now that I think of it, the system always guarding all its secrets carefully. This spate of phony hospitalizations I’m still in had started in 2014 and a Recreational Therapist had gotten me the photos off of the internet which I’d about never been allowed on. It isn’t actually safe for me not to have any responsible adult around and be having to send off letters like these, it might be an excuse-ploy by the system for taking computer use away from all the “normal” people as the system just sits on and watches anything I do and uses me for the “Armageddon LURE” by which they’re in so much power now, etc. I put the Bishop and the 666’s birth and (alleged) death dates on the page and maybe the bishop had “fathered” the 666 and it’s also looking like the first picture of his ancestry might have been the 1432 “Ghent Altarpiece” in Belgium, then down on through the centuries the stereotype self-mass-reproducers from disembodied ovaries have been doing alot of the artwork and the face is lots of places and especially here in Houston where I’ve wound up in 2018 so far. Saw one in the rooming house next to me and one on the bus the other day….