posted on May, 30 2005 @ 08:49 PM
Victor Neuberg was an English writer, poet, a friend of Crowleys, and a member of the Theosophical Society. Google his name and you'll find some
He once wrote an account of an evening he spent with Crowley and Aldous Huxley in his Berlin apartment in 1938, where they discussed various subjects
and did mescalin. I first read it reprinted in Rapid Eye Vol.1 (a compilation of articles from the UK magazine of the same name.)
Here's an excerpt:
"You know Hitler has taken the stuff [mescalin]," Crowley observed. "I heard it from a reliable friend in the OTO."
"OTO?" inquired Huxley.
"The Ordo Templi Orientis. My local branch, you might say. And their connections with the Nazis are nobody's business. They almost founded the
party, or at least subverted it. Do you know that two of their chief men personally trained Adolf Hitler? Before, he was a stuttering Austrian oaf,
a shoddy Bohemian and a pervert to boot. They taught him oratory, rhetoric and, under the influence of this drug that will shortly, my dear Aldous,
set your eyes on fire, gave him his daemon."
"Then" Huxley said "all the disparate romanticism that, in its waning, found expression in the irratrional, in secret cults, has made its kingdom
here. Fascism, is, after all, the triumph of decadence, the final madness of Bohemia."
"So that carnage of Ahriman may be complete, precisely," Crowley replied.