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Originally posted by Hopechest
Well obviously the witches were not that powerful since it was the good ole U.S.A. that bailed the brits out of trouble.
Britain was all but at the end of her rope before America jumped into the war.
September 3, 1939 - Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany.
September 5, 1939 - United States proclaims its neutrality; German troops cross the Vistula River in Poland.
July 10, 1940 - Battle of Britain begins.
September 15, 1940 - Massive German air raids on London, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester.
September 16, 1940 - United States military conscription bill passed.
October 31 1940 - Battle of Britain ends.
November 5, 1940 - Roosevelt re-elected as U.S. president.
December 9/10 - British begin a western desert offensive in North Africa against the Italians.
December 29/30 - Massive German air raid on London.
January 22, 1941 - Tobruk in North Africa falls to the British and Australians.
February 11, 1941 - British forces advance into Italian Somaliland in East Africa.
March 7, 1941 - British forces arrive in Greece.
March 11, 1941 - President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act.
May 10/11 - Heavy German bombing of London; British bomb Hamburg.
May 15, 1941 - Operation Brevity begins (the British counter-attack in Egypt).
May 24, 1941 - Sinking of the British ship Hood by the Bismarck.
May 27, 1941 - Sinking of the Bismarck by the British Navy.
June 14, 1941 - United States freezes German and Italian assets in America.
July 12, 1941 - Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets.
July 14, 1941 - British occupy Syria.
July 26, 1941 - Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations.
August 1, 1941 - United States announces an oil embargo against aggressor states.
December 7, 1941 - Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor; Hitler issues the Night and Fog decree.
December 8, 1941 - United States and Britain declare war on Japan.
December 11, 1941 - Hitler declares war on the United States.
December 19, 1941 - Hitler takes complete control of the German Army.
January 26, 1942 - First American forces arrive in Great Britain.
[This is when America really entered the war...]
June 6, 1944 - D-Day landings on the northern coast of France.
Originally posted by LeLeu
I think it's pretty safe to say that the Nazi's were into the occult for many reasons.
There were many cults in Germany during the 1920's and 30's.
The Nazi's stopped at nothing to gain the upper hand, this not only included the persuit of advanced technology but also the arcane arts.
Of course the mystics in the UK would have responded to this great threat.
I would have wanted Crowley on my side.
The initiate of the Greater Mysteries is known by his serenity and impersonal attitude in all the relations of life.
He knows how to be still and let the powers he has set in motion carry out the work.
He knows how to await the ripening of souls and not force a premature development by personal pressure.
The initiate never goes about doing good; he never trespasses uninvited upon the spiritual privacy of another. He acts by what he is, not by what he does.
He works on himself, makes something of himself, and then the forces that radiate from him without effort on his part bless and illuminate.
If he is calm, he calms his environment. If he has wisdom, those who are in his company unconsciously take on his attitude and he has no need to proffer unsolicited advice.
Because he knows the reality of eternity, he is content to let time do its work.
He is characterized by two things, the power to be still and wait, and the power to stand absolutely alone.
Originally posted by works4dhs
Here's some good-ol' Amercan 'Witchraft' known as a B-24.
edit on 9-2-2013 by works4dhs because: upgrade pic
Originally posted by hadriana
Some people can only know facts of matters.
Others can know the magic of matters.
There is. A convincing argument that A.Crowley was a british spy who worked to get America in the war to help the british.
I have the book by D. FORTUNE about this. There were communications about the meditations sent out.
I will just say that magicians have always had a hand in critical times in English history. IE Dr John Dee aka the original 007 and the spanish armada.
Communications and espionage are vital to wars and some people do not seem to matter to those logical,discerning, important people concerned with "the Facts of the Matter."edit on 9-2-2013 by hadriana because: teeny keyboard..trying...sorry.
Originally posted by Bybyots
reply to post by HelenConway
The description that you make of your otherworldly connection to Avalon is very good. I really enjoyed reading it. I know that it might be hard to believe, but I also feel a similar emotional connection to the woods where I grew up in America, but also to some mythic, wooded place, that I could only come close to identifying, after reading Lewis' 'Narnia' books as a child, and then later through the Arthurian cycle of legends, as what must be some lost Britain. I was deeply reminded of those feelings and inner landscapes through your writing, thank you.
I was aware of the recent addition to the history books of Crowley and the gang as magickal spies. It cracks me up to think of bossy Dion Fortune as a sort of drill sargeant, rounding up the witches in to squads with her wand.