THE MAGICAL REVIVAL1
SKOOB BOOKS PUBLISHING
© Kenneth Grant 1972, 1991
© Skoob Publishing 1991
The author has at his disposal the entire body of Aleister Crowley’s writings (published and unpublished), and wishes to thank Mr. John Symonds — Crowley’s literary executor — for allowing complete freedom in the use of it.
John W. Parsons, head of the Pasadena [...]
I was sitting there tonight trying to pretend that this had been a very brave voyage of adventure because it had been so dangerous and there’s so many men fall on their faces doing this. As a matter of fact it has not been a very dangerous voyage. But uh… the point [...]
John Symonds (1914 – 2006) included in his biography of Aleister Crowley, a detailed account of L. Ron Hubbard’s involvement with Jack Parsons.
This excerpt plainly chronicles Hubbard’s rise to power, how he took over control of Jack Parsons, his participation and control of Parsons specifically during The Babalon Working. Crowley’s correspondence with Parsons show he [...]
The Adeptus Exemptus Thesis
The Exempt Adept will possess a thorough knowledge of all these courses [Student Grade through Adeptus Major Grade] and present a thesis of his own, as a general Epitome of his own Attainment as reflected in the sphere of the Mind. (Curriculum, THE EQUINOX No. XI)
The Adept must prepare and publish a [...]
The essential characteristic of the Grade [of Magus] is that its possessor utters a Creative Magical Word1, which transforms the planet on which He lives by the installation of new officers to preside over its initiation.
The Adept must prepare and publish a thesis setting forth His knowledge of the Universe, and [...]
CS-G 28th February, 1972
D/G Int WW
D/D/G INT US
Thank you for the excellent packaging of Oberholser (the late and very unlamented)1.
The interest in this bad hat stems from the fact that he blew the whistle on Dianetics when St. Elizabeth psychiatrists were just beginning to use it and were [...]
Hubbard discusses his ideas of games, rules, and limitation. Mentions Aleister Crowley, et al. in this regard.
The limitation in the rules of games, the limitations on self and others, is necessary for there to be an interplay. There’s got to be a limitation. There’s got to be some frame of reference. That limitation can only [...]
Now to some degree (this is the second afternoon lecture uh.. December the 11th) – to some degree you may find some of the data I give you – uh.. unless you take a look at the way it’s being oriented – somewhat rambling. Well, maybe it is rambling. Uh.. but uh.. [...]