Portal:Aleister Crowley Timeline/On this Day/April

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April 1

  • 1906 - "A.'. poor - sleepy."

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April 2

  • 1906 - "A.'. again poor."

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April 3

  • 1907 - Messes about with chemicals all day.

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April 4

  • 1906 - "Foolishly and wickedly" puts off A.'. work all day. Plays cards, winning. Speaks, out of courtesy.
  • 1907 - Neuburg visits.

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April 5

  • 1906 - "A.'. vocalized, goodish." Malaria attacks.

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April 6

  • 1907 - Tankerville visits.

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April 7

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April 8

  • 1906 - Tiffin and tea with W.S. Dinner with German postmaster. Poker. "A.'. nevertheless pretty good." Considers renouncing idle things.

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April 9

  • 1907 - Rose makes the "usual scene“.

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April 10

  • 1898 - He meets Oscar Eckenstein at Wastdale Head during Easter week (10-16 April). (Confessions, Chapter 76, p. 760)
  • 1906 - "A.'. no good."

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April 11

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April 12

  • 1906 - "A.'. better." Writes to Rose, lying about Elain Simpson.

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April 13

  • 1906 - Tarot for Elaine Simpson. "A.'. sleepy - in fact dropped off."

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April 14

  • 1906 - "A.'. mediocre. 'The Operation of Abramelin being due to commence on Easter Sunday, me thinks it would be well to make a certain profound conjuration of Augoeides on that day wih a view to acquire a proper knowledge of the Method of the Great Retirement. The Augoeides should be definitely invoked for this purpose with all possible ceremony. Is it not written: "Unto whosoever shall draw nigh unto Me will I draw nigh?" And, as I have proved, the help of the Augoeides is already given as if the Operation were successfully brought to en end. Only can this right be forfeited by slackness toward the obligation? From this, then, O Holy Exalted One, preserve me!"
  • 1907 - Watches Rose and Gretel scold.

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April 15

  • 1906 - "A.'. rather better."
  • 1907 - Back in London. Writes Rodin dedication.

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April 16

  • 1906 - "A.'. above average."

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April 17

  • 1904 - At the request of Mathers, AC attempts to seize the Vault of the Adepts and the property of Isis-Urania that was housed at 36 Blythe Road. With the lease not being in his name he had no legal right to any of the property and left without anything. William Butler Yeats writes of it, "...(Mathers) sent a mad man- whom we refused to initiate- to take possession of the rooms and papers of the Society. ..." Yeats continues, "The envoy is really Crowley, a quite unspeakable person. He is I believe seeking vengeance for us not initiating him......Mathers like all despots must have a favourite and this is the lad."
  • 1906 - "Aleister and Elaine kiss." Yi King from Club, puzzling. "A.'. about the same"

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April 18

  • 1906 - Studies Liber Legis and decides to ask Elaine Simpson to invoke Aiwass, or converse with him when invoked. "A.'. much better."

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April 19

  • 1906 - Does a Tarot for Mr.Volker. Elain Simpson is unwell, Aiwass operation therefore postponed. "A.'. fair."

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April 20

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April 21

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April 22

  • 1906 - He feels sick and stays in bed all day.
  • 1907 - Writes a sonnet concerning the pleasure of being raped, or the pleasure of pretending.

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April 23

  • 1906 - Arrives at Nagasaki. Writes to Elaine Simpson. "A.'. fair to good."

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April 24

  • 1906 - Arrives at Kobe. Writes to Rose, "of course utterly concealing both A.'. and A. (Elaine Simpson)" Considers the help of Aiwass for the Augoeides Operations. "A.'. fair only." Does Astral Travel.
  • 1941 - Writes a letter to Lady Frieda Harris and speaks of, among other things, his desire for a new Abbey, "The ultimate aim is to have quite populous Abbeys,with every type of talent represented, so that there will be a body of capable and intelligent people to rule the herd, and save the useful elements in our past civilization from being swamped by it. At that stage the difficulty will be to find people for Lord Abbot ....."

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April 25

  • 1906 - Analyzing yesterday's vision he states: "Yesterday's vision a real illumination, since it showed me an obvious mistake which I had utterly failed to see. The word in my Kamma-Work (in Burma) was Augoeides, and the method Invoking Often. Therefore a self-glittering One, whether my conscience approves or not, is to be my guide. I am to invoke often, not to criticize." Leaves Kobe. "A.'. fair to good."

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April 26

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April 27

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April 28

  • 1902 - Leaves Sringar to commence climb of Chogo Ri (K2) in the Himalayas. Second in command of the expedition. Bad weather prevents the party from attaining the summit, but sets record for length of time spent on a glacier.

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April 29

  • 1906 - "A.'. The same thing happens every time. The mechanical part of the I.'. is kept too easily; but I fall instantly into a dull reverie or even slumber."

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April 30

  • 1906 - "A.'. exactly the same as yesterday." Thinks of Aiwass and the repeated 'Go to Egypt!' "The one really important thing is the fundamental hypothesis - I am the Chosen One." "A.'.I.'. repeated. Very good and lucid."

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