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Alphard
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Aleister Crowley loved Italy and stayed there for a long time. I think this is the reason why there are several books about Crowley published in Italian, but which unfortunately, perhaps due to the language barrier, are never reviewed on Lashtal.

This is the case of this recent work by Christian Guzzo available on Amazon:

Aleister Crowley e L'Italia

It is an interesting and in-depth reconstruction of Crowley's periods in Naples and Cefalù, in the light of unpublished archival documentation and new interpretations of primary sources.

Trusting in the proverbial British fair play, I hope the current football rivalry doesn't obfuscate this topic.

FORZA ITALIA!!!!!


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William Thirteen
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Thanks for the tip!


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christibrany
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I'm rooting for Italy as I think they play more wild and interesting football. England last match esp w Denmark very traditional and by the book.

 

Speaking of books which Italian speaker here is going to translate the work above?


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Alphard
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WAR BULLETIN

On Fire Sunday we tragically lose Wimbledon, but we heroically conquered Wembley with a bit of luck!

To christibrany: Really I don't know if that book will be never translated into English!

To William: As soon as I come back from my week vacation at Ischia, I'll give you some other tips. 


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Posted by: @christibrany

I'm rooting for Italy

"Consider sport."   - Frater O.M.


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I'm rooting for Italy

"Consider sport."   - Frater O.M.

Yes yes I know...

But it was really riveting.

It does get your heart going.

And in the end it means

 

Absolutely nothing.

 

Hence entertainment.

 

Now it's done. 

Period of rest. 

Or work.

Sports are both work and rest at the same time. 


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Posted by: @alphard

WAR BULLETIN

On Fire Sunday we tragically lose Wimbledon, but we heroically conquered Wembley with a bit of luck!

To christibrany: Really I don't know if that book will be never translated into English!

To William: As soon as I come back from my week vacation at Ischia, I'll give you some other tips. 

You can translate it. I have faith. 


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One more reason to learn Italian!


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Alphard
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Just back from holiday in Ischia, I wonder "is it possible that a great traveler as Crowley has not taken advantage of his stay in Naples to visit this wonderful island?"

Ischia

[A view from Mount Epomeo; in the background the island of Capri.]

After completing the reading of the book of Christian Guzzo on the beautiful beach of Citara, I learned that Leonardo Sciascia also wrote a short story about Crowley entitled "Apocrifi sul caso Crowley" and included in the collection "Il mare colore del vino". From this story a short film by the director Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani was made. Both works have no historical accuracy, but very effectively recreate the evocative atmosphere of those days.

https://youtu.be/SC0fjz7Ecxo

(English subtitles available)

 


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Alphard
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Here is another Italian-speaking pearl of my thelemic library: "Aleister Crowley: un mago a Cefalù", edited by Pierluigi Zoccatelli.

The book contains interesting essays by various authors, including a brief memoir by Raoul Loveday and a description by Crowley himself.

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In addition, inside, nine beautiful color photos of Crowley's frescoes for the Thelema Abbey.


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