"We need more explosions on the soundtrack! More musical stabs! Spooooooooky!" Also, I heard Crowley thought Hubbard was scamming Jack Parsons the whole time. Of course he was probably just worried Hubbard would steal his mark.
I really like how this ties Jack Parsons to all kinds of bullshit, like George Bush Sr. and Brittany Spears. I'm surprised that they didn't work Tesla in there somehow.
I have a .pdf of the complete set, and a hardcover of "Gems From The Equinox" and the Blue Equinox. A full set is usually between 0 and 00.
Even "Gems" is pricey. My prize find was a 1960s era hardcover of Liber 777 with dust jacket at a used bookstore in Olympia for , and a copy of Liber ABA Book 4 from the Kennedy Administration at Powell's for 0. As soon as I can afford an Equinox set, I'll spring for it on investment alone, it's only going to get pricier. (Occult/esoteric book collecting is sorta my thing.)
I read Crowley's book on yoga ages ago and found him to be quite smart. However, I don't think he was above a con of someone he found to be insufferable or gullible.
They spelled "Babylon" wrong.
Also, why do all these conspiracy theories always come back to a forgettable one term president from the early nineties?
He's ironically enough closest to C.S. Lewis is personality and degree of grift. Lewis was wildly disingenuous about his own Christianity, but saw a market to make some money on top of his academic stipend by abusing the hopes of simpletons. The OTO, which was the organization founded to milk millionaires like Parsons, is completely distinct from the A.:A.:, which expressly forbids financial transactions between members. Crowley felt there was no hypocrisy, and freely catered the OTO to American tastes for maximum profit.
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