Spam registrations are being made currently on the site at a rate of one every couple of minutes. Members here have rightly complained that user profiles comprising spam adverts are distracting and inappropriate. Pending the development of a technical solution, I have disabled new user registrations. Apologies for any inconvenience.Continue Reading

LAShTAL.COM now features a completely new look. Also, a new menu option to view a Timeline comprising every News item ever posted on the site, all gathered onto a single, convenient page.Continue Reading

LAShTAL.COM is home of The Aleister Crowley Society and is devoted to the serious study and sharing of information about the life, work and legacy of Aleister Crowley. It is not an occult site and is not intended to host content or discussions on subjects that do not provide direct insight into his life, work and legacy. Continue Reading

Regular visitors to LAShTAL.COM will be aware that the huge increase in visitor hits has resulted in poor performance of the site, including some complete failures of the software. This should be fixed tomorrow (Sunday 3 September) but will require an extensive outage during the day while the back-end isContinue Reading

The Thelemic Time Server (TTS) is currently not working – it will be repaired in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience: I am aware that many sites depend on it for confirmation of the Thelemic Date.Continue Reading

Due to scheduled maintenance work, LAShTAL.COM will be unavailable between Thursday 17 September and the morning of Saturday 19 September.Continue Reading

All visitors are urged to read this post in full for details of the latest upgrade which resulted in the site being unavailable for a week. Why upgrade? LAShTAL.COM was beginning to show its age. In terms of its visual impact, for example, one member recently described it as lookingContinue Reading

LAShTAL.COM has always welcomed the opportunity to promote the sale by Members of products, books and ephemera relating to Aleister Crowley and his legacy, either as News announcements, Forum posts or Classified Ads. This facility has been provided free of charge – LAShTAL.COM has never accepted paid advertising and never will. Now isContinue Reading

Visitors to this site should note that we (eol and myself) have started work on some major changes and upgrades that are likely to take the next two weeks or so to complete. The impact is likely to be that the site and its forums may run more slowly thanContinue Reading

1901 – “Began mental muttering of ‘Aum Mani Padmi Hum’ while meditating on Buddha. This developed into Pratyaharic Dharana; loss of ego and a vision of mysterious power; loss of all objects mental and physical. I do not know how long this lasted. I woke meditating on Anahata. The voiceContinue Reading

1937 – Crowley reports that he picked up J W N Sullivan’s ‘Gallio’ for 3d and felt very exhausted & anxious as though death was in the air. He was afraid it might be Pearl Brooksmith. The book concerned is ‘Gallio or the Tyranny of Science’ by J W NContinue Reading

1907 – Visits bull-fight. Boards Reichspostdampfschiff Scharnhorst for Southampton. Writes La Gitana 1909 – Rose Edith Kelly leaves AC, moving to Warwick Road, following complaint that he had beaten her. 1920 – Vows Holy Obedience to 31-666-31 (The Scarlet Woman – at this time – Leah Hirsig).Continue Reading