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Crowley trips a banker up on the street....telekenetically.


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I don't have the reference but Colin Wilson was curious about this story.  He noted it in The Occult I think and may've referenced it in his AC bio but I can't find it.  The story was that AC impressed a friend by telling him he would make a man (who was further up the street) fall to the ground.  AC then proceeds to bend down upon his haunches and in an act of sympathetic magic made the man do the same....allegedly.      

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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I believe the story was that AC followed the man, imitating his gait closely, and then stumbled, causing the other to do so via sympathetic magic(k).

Can't recall if this anecdote occurs outside Wilson's work.

Where do you get the bit about him being a banker? It was only a single person, not one of a group, so there's no question of AC having tripped up a whole group (known as a "wunch" of bankers (similar to a pride of lions or a murder of crows)).


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Where do you get the bit about him being a banker? It was only a single person, not one of a group, so there's no question of AC having tripped up a whole group (known as a "wunch" of bankers (similar to a pride of lions or a murder of crows)).

Wilson seemed to think that the victim was some sort of respectable banker-type if I'm not mistaken hence Crowley's attack (anti-authoritarian grudge blah blah).  

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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Sorry it was "businessman".  Page 157 Colin Wilson's Aleister Crolwey The Nature Of The Beast, Aquarian Press 1987.  It was on Fifth Avenue with a friend called Seabrook.

 

Franz Bardon claimed that Tibetan 'holy men' could make snow melt on distant mountains.   Of course in the West we have Uri Geller, here's a short Youtube piece where Geller tells us how he made a football move on  a penalty spot;

BBC Reveal Footage of Secret Weapon of Euro 96 - Uri Geller!! - YouTube

 

This sort of thing seemed to interest renowned analyst Colin Wilson.  

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Posted by: @dom

The story was that AC impressed a friend by telling him he would make a man (who was further up the street) fall to the ground.  AC then proceeds to bend down upon his haunches and in an act of sympathetic magic made the man do the same....allegedly.      

I had JUST begun to read Crowley in college when a fellow student shared this exact story with me. He would later attempt to re-enact it by imitating my own gait and then falling to the ground. My stride was broken, if only by the spectacle of my friend flopping around behind me.

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a friend called Seabrook

Sounds like the kind of friend who'd be a sado-masochistic cannibal contributor to Reader's Digest and end up offing himself.

Wow.

 

 


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Posted by: @dom

Geller tells us how he made a football move on  a penalty spot

But that would be cheating, whether for points or profit. Would the Tibetans ice-melters exercise a siddhi for points or profit?

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renowned analyst Colin Wilson.  

Oh. Now you're going to wave the red flag in the face of Apis the Redeemer in order to get the Spring Birdery going again? Okay, it's no skin off my Apes.

 


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Posted by: @ignant666

Can't recall if this anecdote occurs outside Wilson's work

I remember reading it many years ago in a book by William Seabrook.

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Wilson seemed to think that the victim was some sort of respectable banker-type if I'm not mistaken hence Crowley's attack (anti-authoritarian grudge blah blah).  

I had the impression from reading Seabrooks's anecdote (admittedly many years ago) that it was simply a demonstration on a passer-by chosen at random, rather than an attack on a pillar of the establishment.

 


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I believe the story was that AC followed the man, imitating his gait closely, and then stumbled, causing the other to do so via sympathetic magic(k).

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You're in NYC?  Maybe you could get down to 5th Avenue and replicate this action? 

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If You're in NYC you could go down to 5th Avenue
and spot some sympathetic magic.
Like the black magic done by ordained priests and not by witches;
who’s character is not much different than the commoner they administer the sacraments to.
Not fit to confer; transmitting to those not fit to receive,
A fox on a pulpit and a convent of geese;
this black mass is
rumored to take place in St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Posted by: @dom

You're in NYC?  Maybe you could get down to 5th Avenue and replicate this action?

Why?


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