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Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law:

What happened to Victor Neuburg ? I have read his poetry on The Equinox and I find it to be beautiful. Why did he had the breakdown ?

I will truly appreciate if anyone can clarify this for me.

Love is The Law , Love Under Will


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His "eye" hurt...


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93 Iscariot,

I own Jean Overton Fuller's book "The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuburg" and, although it's been awhile I found it a fascinating read. There is A LOT in this book regarding Crowley and his magickal work which is worth reading for it's own sake but the author details Neuburgs breakdown, as well as his personal and magickal relationship with Crowley, in great detail. The book is published by Mandrake and I've seen copies here and there relatively cheap. Infact you can buy a copy from Lashtals bookshop for 13.99 (pounds)..through Amazon UK. If you're interested in Neuburg, and I gather that you are, I highly recommend this book.

Hope this has been of some help.

93 93/93
Kym


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OoooKKK...Hmmm..so lets suppose I am not going to buy that book....THROW ME A BONE!!!! What happened?


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LOL, 93 Scott!

SO glad to see you back on Lashtal, you always make me laugh.

THROW ME A BONE!!!!

I hope that request doesn't go along side your reference to the "eye". Ha. ha. Bad attempt at humor so late at night. 😯

Okay, i'll give you something but I really think it's worth the holdout for the book. It's really, hand to God, an interesting read. A short read too... just saying.

As I remember Neuburg was both Crowleys disciple and magickal partner...well, more than just a magickal partner. And I think that's where it begins. It would seem that Neuburg was not only enamoured by Crowley as his guru but was also in love with him. How Crowley really felt about Neuburg in this regard is questionable. There was a great lecutre on Crowley's London which used to be in the downloads section (maybe it will be put up again?) by Christina from Treadwells where she talks a bit about Crowley's homosexuality. Anyway, she not only touches on this aspect of Crowley's life but the ways in which he didn't quite "face up to it." He had internal conflicts over this part of himself despite his indulgences and magickal work along these lines. Perhaps Neuburg's clearer feelings were unsettling to Crowley down the line. Towards the end of their relationship, Neuburg formally broke off his magical connection with Crowley and according to Fuller, Crowley ritually cursed him. Whether it was effective magick, personal heartbreak or a bit of both, there's the general gist. Neuburg got on with his life but the mere mention of Crowley disturbed him all the way to the end of his life.

So, there you have it. But the book is much more interesting than me. Christina is definitely more interesting than me and I suggest you hunt down both the book and Christina's lecture. 😉

Agape my friend,
Kym


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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law:

I am definetely going to get that book. Thank you a lot for your kind answer !!!
She definetely threw us the bone !!! ha ha !

Love is the law , love under will


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