Redemption of AC in mainstream daily paper
This is in Portuguese, so perhaps not something to be posted as a news item on the front page of the site, but I thought some of you would get a kick out of it, if you can read the language or if you don't mind wading through a Google translation:
An article in Brazil's largest and most influential daily paper, O Globo, which is quite positive about Crowley -- unexpected in such a mainstream publication.
I'm particularly excited about this comment from one of my acquaintances who lives in Brazil:
"I'm amazed... I'm Brazilian and I can say, for sure, it's the first time in our 'great media' that Aleister Crowley does not appear simply as as some kind of black magician, satanist or whatever massive cliche involving his figure... I'm really glad! [...] I'm sure most of brazilian thelemites will share this article. It's certainly a victory for Thelema in our country!"
Thanx very much for that; as you say, a quite positive article about AC, though amusing that "the wickedest man in the world" in translation becomes "the most perverse".
For those that don't read Portuguese, the news hook is the release of a film "O início, o fim e o meio" ["The beginning, the end, and the middle"], about author Paulo Coelho & musician Raul Seixas & their Thelemite "Alternative Society" during the years of the military dictatorship, as well as the publication in Brazil of a number of Crowley related books, a bio, & the Thoth deck.
The article quotes Churton & mentions Thiebes' AC 2012 campaign.
Paulo Coelho was an A.·.A.·. student under Euclydes Lacerda de Almeida Euclydes Lacerda de Almeida who was a student and neighbor of Marcelo Ramos Motta. These two along with the colourful Brazilian Rock musician, Thelemite, and revolutionary Raul Seixas formed the group Sociedade Alternativa/New Aeon Society and songs would be written. An Album titled Novo Aeon Novo Aeon contains songs co-written by Motta and Seixas and within The Equinox, Vol. V, No. 3 several can be read in an article titled Five Songs.