Myth, Magick, & Masonry

Discussion in 'Recommended Reading' started by Lightlife, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Lightlife

    Lightlife Site Benefactor Premium Member

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    ISBN 978-1-7326214-0-4
     
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  2. Winter

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    I just picked this up after the Brothers on the WCY podcast had their review of it. I am looking forward to starting it soon.
     
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  3. chrmc

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    It's a very good read, and very well researched. Definitely recommend.
     
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  4. CLewey44

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    Saw the WCY podcast on this. Sounded very interesting.
     
  5. Roy_

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    I have it. The book is mildly interesting. It is divided in four parts / essays. The first is about OTO and FM. Then there are parts about solar and astrological symbolism in FM; classical mythology in FM and Mithraism and FM. The first is the most original. The book does not present much new, but the author has a few interesting thoughts here and there. The book is about 120 pages.
     
  6. CLewey44

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    He mentioned how GD, OTO etc. came directly from Rosicrucianism and Masonry therefore there is certainly a connection between them all. That is not, however, to imply the other way around.
     
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  7. MasonicHermit

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    Ah yes the OTO. I believe Aliester Crowley was a member of both FM and OTO. This was before he created Thelma by furthering his studies of Hermeticism.

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  8. CLewey44

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    He was a "mason" but he joined a lodge that was considered irregular. He was a member of the OTO but not the founder as most assume. Keller was the founder, Crowley was the "ruiner" (If that's even a word) in my opinion.

    Edit: Kellner...damn autocorrect
     
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  9. Elexir

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    He was a member of a few more orders prior to thelema and was involved with a lot of things.
    Are they referincing the pre-crowley O.T.O?
     
  10. CLewey44

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    Thats a good question. I don't recall off the top of my head.
     
  11. Elexir

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    Okey, Im not that intressted in the system Crowley created but its original history seems intressting.
     
  12. CLewey44

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    I'm not a fan of Crowley myself.
     
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  13. Warrior1256

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    I just ordered a copy yesterday. I am looking forward to reading it.
     
  14. LK600

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    Nor I (at least in reference to some of the directions he went), but I do find him fascinating.
     
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  15. CLewey44

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    I've mentioned him in some papers but again, the guy had a bad reputation for sure.
     
  16. Brother JC

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    Indeed, he left a stain on everything he touched.
     
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  17. CLewey44

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    Probably literally in some cases...
     
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  18. Winter

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    Was that a sex magic joke? LoL

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  19. CLewey44

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    Yes, I almost said "sort of like Bill Clinton?" but didn't want to get political lolol...
     
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  20. Warrior1256

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    Same here.
    Lol!
     

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