Visitors will be aware by now of the sad passing of Lou Reed, poet, songwriter and performer.

Why mention it here, on LAShTAL? Three reasons…

1: He was one of the greatest poets and songwriters of this and any generation.

2: The lyrics of Perfect Day influenced my decision to name this site ‘LAShTAL’ (to sow without thought of the reaping of a harvest):

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3: Lou’s relationship to Thelema and the legacy of Crowley remains relatively unexplored. Communications I’ve received indicate that there’s much for biographers to discover…

‘Unto he from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of his true Will; whether he wills absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with his chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto him may there be granted the accomplishment of his will; yea, the accomplishment of his Will.’