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Thoth's Devil & Sex

To: alt.tarot
From: (MLYoung)
Subject: Re: Thoth's Devil & Sex (was:  The Devil)
Date: 21 Feb 1998 09:07:09 GMT

>Appendix: the following comes from "The Magical World
>of Aleister Crowley", by Francis King [NOTE: Oddly, this
>book received a rather harsh review from Bill Heidrick 
>when it came out]. This quote details one particular
>'business' Crowley went into in his later years---
>"Besides answering his correspondence Crowley devoted
>a great deal of thought to ways of making money to supplement
>what was given him by his disciples, notably Karl Germer
>[NOTE: Germer become head of OTO after Crowley's death].
>Some of his ventures of this sort, for example his planned 
>Black Magic Restaurant, never got off the ground. He did
>however have a certain amount of success with his 'Elixir
>of Life Pills' which he sold at the rate of 25 guineas
>[NOTE: rough estimate but in the 1930s this would have
>been about $125.00] for a week's dosage. According to 
>Crowley's case-records those who took these benefited greatly.
>'Case 73. Army Officer, 54, long service, mostly in India.
>Had been impotent for over 15 years...I insisted on change
>of climate before taking the case. His health improved
>greatly...Potency returned after the first dose, but not
>satisfactorily. After the fourth he was like an exceptionally
>strong man of 40. Unfortunately he abused his powers, got
>into the clutches of a loose woman, and took to drinking 
>heavily.' It is unlikely that this retired army officer,
>or anyone else who took doses of 'Elixir of Life Pills',
>realized that they were manufactured from a neutral
>base combined with Crowley's own semen."

In other words, folks, you learn all the trade secrets,
dare the wrath of hell,  hunt down suitable vessels,
lie to them if necessary.

And what do you get in return that makes it all worth

WHY, a cure for male impotence.  

Yep, it all comes down to getting it up.

Boy, what an unreliable organ.



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