Portal:Aleister Crowley Timeline/On this Day/August
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These are the selected On this Day for August that appear on the Aleister Crowley Timeline portal. The "edit" links edit the portal subpages that are displayed as sections here.
- 1901 - Aleister Crowley Meets Allan Bennett in Colombo (NB: Israel Regardie's, "The Eye in the Triangle" has this as the date AC arrives in Ceylon- meeting Bennett the following day.)
- 1911 - Aleister Crowley wrote "The Birthday" for Leila Waddell. Crowley said of it, ”…the poem describes the history of our liaison.”
- 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. N. Sullivan 90pp. Originally published in 1927. Contemporary reviews say of it "So packed with ideas it is not possible to give any adequate résumé of its contents" and "An attack on the values which science is so successfully imposing upon civilization."
- 1903 - AC Marries Rose Edith Kelly, the sister of Gerald Kelly, at Dingwall in Scotland.
- 1937 - At 6:30 AC read of J.W.N. Sullivan's death.
- 1937 - AC gives an obituary of J.W.N. Sullivan to Tom Driberg at dinner to place in his William Hickey column in the Daily Express.
- 1937 - Crowley's obituary of J.W.N. Sullivan published in the Daily Express on page 6 as “These Names Make News – Master of Maths”.
- 1929 - Date of AC's marriage to Maria de Miramar given in "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley".
- 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 voice of Nada was like a far-off solumn song; it became Aum only, dropping 'Mani Padmi Hum' and then was more like thunder without harmonics."