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Crowley and the Volkish Movement

To: alt.magick,alt.magick.tyagi,alt.thelema,alt.non.racism,alt.occult,alt.november
From: richard sprigg 
Subject: Re: Crowley and the Volkish Movement (was Re: English Qaballa ...)
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 1999 01:03:16 -0500

Clothes Rod wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Dec 1998 22:58:55 -0500, richard sprigg
>  wrote:
> >catherine yronwode wrote:
> >
> >> I stand corrected: the references Richard Noll makes in "The Cult of
> >> Jung" are to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (of which Crowley was
> >> a member) and not to the O. T. O. (which Crowley founded). Noll compares
> >> the agenda and form of the G. D. with a Swiss Volkisch group that
> >> studied "Aryan" occultism including "Mithraic" solar-phallus worship,
> >> and then conducted initiatory secret ceremonial magick rites in which
> >> they used talismans, costumes (including Bishops' miters), and so forth.
> >> The book also contains a couple of references to W. B. Yeates (a
> >> colleague of Crowley's in the G. D.)
> >
> >A co-member. He and Crowley detested one another.
> >See "moonchild" for a rough outline of his feeling for Yeats.
> >
> >Given the time and place, and the membership of the GD, it would be
> >surprising if there were not a solid number of individuals who, by
> >today's standards, would be unacceptably racist.
> In a way, you could say it was inevitable.

In a christian country, where the culture was to regard Jews as
"christ-killers" anything else would be amazing.

It takes strong beliefs to
> bother with any sort of power, magickal or political or economic or
> social etc. You don't find apathy, as my grandmother used to say, in
> the captains of industry.

Indeed not. 
Thomas Edison
Henry Ford
Joe Kennedy

Just to stay on topic.

Welcome back, O renascent one.

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