posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by RiverRunsFree
A lady she be, on her back and covered in white.
Crowley climbed her and left her a secret, a secret of might.
The power of the Stele is nothing, nothing without the black reflect.
The Obsidian Speculum someboDee did use and now it's time to collect.
Dr. John Dee. Prominent character in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, based on a renowned scientist of the same name. The "Obsidian
Speculum" is a mirror that he developed for his occult practices.
Not entirely sure about the secret. But I hope this gives the participants of the thread something to work with, and maybe satisfies River. Will get
back to you on the rest.
ETA: I'm guessing the secret has something to do with his Book of Lies, which references Leila Waddell
as a significant inspiration. A noteworthy quote which points to his book as the answer to this particular stage of the riddle:
[Reuss] said that since I was acquainted with the supreme secret of the Order, I must be allowed the IX° and obligated in regard to it. I
protested that I knew no such secret. He said, "But you have printed it in the plainest language." I said that I could not have done so because I did
not know it. He went to the bookshelves and, taking out a copy of The Book of Lies, pointed to a passage in the despised chapter. It instantly flashed
upon me. The entire symbolism, not only of freemasonry but of many other traditions, blazed upon my spiritual vision. From that moment the O.T.O.
assumed its proper importance in my mind. I understood that I held in my hands the key to the future progress of humanity.[
The above is an excerpt from Confessions
, another of Crowley's works. Surely the supreme secret of the Order is a "secret of might"?
Definitely looking forward to seeing how this plays out. I told
you there was more to this story!
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