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Aleister Crowley’s Rites of Eleusis: An introduction

“We are the Poets! We are the chil­dren of the wood and stream, of mist and moun­tain, of sun and wind! We are the Greeks! and to us the rites of Eleu­sis should open the doors of heaven, and we shall enter in and see God face to face. Under the stars will I go […]

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Crowley’s “The Ship” A Grand Premiere — A Mystery Play Revealed

Part I Aleis­ter Crow­ley has writ­ten a great many won­der­ful works: poetry, erot­ica, mag­i­cal and Thelemic essays, nov­els, trea­tises on yoga and med­i­ta­tion, trans­la­tions of for­eign writ­ers, vol­umes of instruc­tional works, even a rhap­sody; he also has writ­ten a cou­ple of plays. One play in par­tic­u­lar, The Ship, was writ­ten some­time between 1909 and 1913, […]

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