Portal:Aleister Crowley Timeline/On this Day/May

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May 1

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May 2

  • 1906 - Works on the comment on Liber Legis, decides he could do better if he did it in Egypt. "A.'. good." Considers the option of doing a "dead stunt".

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May 3

  • 1906 - Works out a new ritual. "A.'. mediocre."
  • 1907 - Working on proofs.

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May 4

  • 1906 - "A.'. very enegetic on my part, intensely so, better perhaps than ever before."

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May 5

  • 1906 - "A.'. medium."

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May 6

  • 1901 - Concentration on the symbol of an Egg in between two white pillars- 32 minutes with 10 breaks, noting that it was best after the tenth break.
  • 1906 - "A.'. tired and excited, yet with great resolution."

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May 7

  • 1901 - Concentration on the symbol of an Egg in between two white pillars- 6 minutes with 3 breaks. "I seemed to collapse suddenly." Later that evening he concentrated on the Golden Dawn symbol of a white triangle surmounted by a red cross- 14 minutes with 3 breaks.
  • 1947 - Second meeting with Gardner. AC's diary records, "Wed 7 Dr Gardner about 12......".

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May 8

  • 1907 - Tankerville’s servants sick, so is Rose’s nurse.

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May 9

  • 1942 - Writes a letter to Lady Frieda Harris. Referring to his new accomodations, AC writes, "I have Byron's bath. It's a lovely piece of marble with lion's heads. It's all marble here; the rest a mixture of decay and blitz!"

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May 10

  • 1906 - "A.'. poor - am really worn out."

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May 11

  • 1906 - "A.'. better - much reverie."

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May 12

  • 1906 - "A.'. not bad."

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May 13

  • 1907 - Jones and Tankerville meet.

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May 14

  • 1906 - "A.'. sleepy."
  • 1947 - Third meeting with Gardner. AC's diary records, "Wed 14 G.B.G."

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May 15

  • 1906 - "A mediocre and unwilling."

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May 16

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May 17

  • 1906 - "A.'. better."

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May 18

  • 1906 - "A.'. elaborate and really not bad."

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May 19

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May 20

  • 1906 - "A.'. a shade better."

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May 21

  • 1902 - Made another "agreeable march" to Yuno.
  • 1906 - "A.'. not altogether bad."

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May 22

  • 1902 - Forged through miles of river bed filled with rounded stones; AC notes, "we had a most unpleasant day."

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May 23

  • 1906 - "A.'. at first disturbed - with resolution better."
  • 1907 - "Slave to a phonograph“

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May 24

  • 1902 - Saturday. Left Ghomoboro (NB: spelling variance from 23rd to 24th is AC's) at 4:40 a.m.
  • 1906 - "A.'. in P.M. tired and sleepy."

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May 25

  • 1906 - "A.'. not so bad."

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May 26

  • 1906 - "A.'. poor in vision."

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May 27

  • 1906 - "A.'. poor in vision."
  • 1947 - Fourth meeting with Gardner. AC's diary records, "Tues 27 Gardner here"

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May 28

  • 1906 - "A.'. got through after an incredible struggle."
  • 1941 - Writes a letter to Lady Frieda Harris. Largely regarding his financial situation, AC writes, " I have never had any use for money since I took the Oath of the Abramelin Operation, save only to further the Great Work. At present A.C. does need it for his personal use, because he can no longer work in a tent on a glacier. He does need space, access to works of reference, reasonable comfort ...." In an interesting idea, he also mentions that he would like to have copies of his works available in free libraries all over the world and that, "Publicity is wanted, that the seeker may know where to look."

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May 29

  • 1906 - "A.'. a shade better."

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May 30

  • 1906 - "A.'. very good indeed." Renews the vows of this initiation.

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May 31

  • 1906 - "A.'. better than ever yet."
  • 1906 - "Augoeides better than ever yet. Vision quite perfect; I tasted the sweet kiss and gazed in the clear eyes of that Radiant One. My own face became luminous."

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