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    Lecture in Central London by author Antony Clayton

    “As he declined into old age, the infamous mage Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) moved from London into a Hastings retirement home for bohemian types, an eccentric and vibrant guest house called ‘Netherwood.’ From his room, He continued the Great Work of promulgating the magico-philosophy of Thelema, with a young Kenneth Grant as his secretary. Letters were dictated, missives sent, guests received, and charters for lodges issued. Antony Clayton is a researcher and author of Netherwood: the Last Resort of Aleister Crowley. His talk tonight gives insights on the social milieu and final magical labours of the magician the world knew as ‘The Great Beast.’

    Drinks party follows the lecture.

    Thursday 24 January 2019 e.v.

    Venue: Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS

    Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm

    Tickets: £9

    Aleister Crowley’s Final Years


    Unable to attend due to family commitments… shame, really…


    I hadn’t realised this book existed. I just bought it online. Makes up for the lecture.



    Its a really great book and really puts you there in mind and spirit. You will like it!


    Just received it, wrapped in silk paper, with a lovely card wishing me to enjoy the book and generally conveying their best wishes for 2019. That’s the way to do it!


    Long shot, does anyone know who drew the illustration of Netherwood used in the book? It says Barbara but I can’t find anything about her online. I could swear this illustration or another one by “Barbara” was used for a children’s book.



    The BORG knows – but who knows whether or not it will tell us.

    This is not any help: http://oldpostcardart.blogspot.com/2008/03/netherwood-hastings.html



    Thank you, I have the book, just finished it.

    The link given by Chuck is an entertaining read but, alas, does not provide more details on the artist who drew the postcard. I could swear it was used as the cover of a British children’s book I read as a child. I used to like 1920s to 1940s stuff such as Arthur Ransome etc.

    This will just have to remain a memory (real or false)…



    B: This will just have to remain a memory (real or false)

    Dilemmas like this can sometimes be resolved by projecting one’s situatio, followed immediately by dropping the subject from one’s mind.

    This latter point is the true secret of practical magic … provided one has the mentat to form the projection. The projection may involve Abramelin talismans, evocations, invocations, and sacrifice of one’s neighbor’s cow. Or it might just be a really good dharana, leading to dhyana, followed by a memory lapse. To each his or her own style according to his or her own skill.

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    Jamie J Barter

    From his room, He [AC] continued the Great Work of promulgating the magico-philosophy of Thelema

    It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “Gonna start a revolution from my bed” (cos you said, the brains I had went to my head) — doesn’t it??

    Promulgatingly yours in turn,
    Norma N Joy Conquest



    “Gonna start a revolution from my bed”

    Or should have posted this in “Our favorite music?”



    Kyle I think he meant this one:

    But I AM seeing Moz with Interpol next week!

    Aleister Crowley in his final years was said to be partial to a few of the popular jazz songs but I can’t recall which ones were quoted. I think it is in either Netherwood or Remembering AC by KG.


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