posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by HelenConway
Thank you Bybyots for this brilliant and informative post - so you knew Dion Fortune and Crowley and Fleming ?
Well I at least we are still talking about them today, and Dion Fortune is still seen by many in her world as a leader, which is why her books are
still in print. Crowley is still famous - for what its worth, maybe he would like that? Ian Flemming is just a legend !
No, of course not.
But you know how it is, you grow up with these people as you read their books. In my twenties, I actaully got it into my head that these people were
my literary aunts and uncles. I set out to introduce myself to as many authors that were writing in the same genre and were influenced by their work
as I could. I met a lot of people, HC, and even a few that were still around that had rubbed elbows with people that had actually rubbed elbows with
my literary heroes; that was the best I could do.
In some cases I even have had the opportunity to handle personal items that belonged to Crowley, and I am probably one of the last 4 or 5 people to
ever participate in group practice in the original L.A. Golden Dawn temple.
I was on a mission.
I think that the proof of what these folks were really doing during the war years is in your comment above. The reason all of their books are so
legendary is because these folks were doing what they did best; they were writing. And the part people don't realize is that it was very competitive.
Most of the magicians that we are talking about were all contemporaries, living at the same time, and competing for the public's attention by writing
the most outrageously cogent stuff that they could. Kinda like ATS.
It's literary warfare, not spiritual warfare.
I like you, HC, you actually remind me a little of how Dion may have been. I also like that you have a heart for all of these old authors. I know it
is there, too, HC, even if we can't see it. Avalon will rise, Arthur will return.
I remain faithful.
Crowley is still famous - for what its worth, maybe he would like that?
I think that he would be dying of laughter; we'd have to bury him all over again. Just for fun, what types of things do you suppose Aleister would be
pursuing if he were active in today's world? Do you think he would be in to Tarot and Dee's Encochian Aethyrs? Or do you suppose he would be
fascinated with other stuff, considering today's science and technology?
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