Monday, August 26, 2013

Oz Fritz on Aleister Crowley

Oz Fritz has begun a new series of posts on Aleister Crowley.

You could read the first post for sentences like these:

"The first time I read Magick in Theory and Practice sometime in the early '80's, I turned it into a Magical Retirement, that is to say, I dropped out of all the conventional social games and spent a week concentrating on reading and digesting the book and doing some spiritual practices. I rented a room above a dive bar, The St. Regis Hotel in downtown Calgary, Alberta and fasted from food, drugs and alcohol. After morning yoga, I'd walk around downtown Calgary and find somewhere interesting outdoors to read the book."

Or you could read it for the Joey Ramone anecdote. Or for the way Oz relates Crowley to Bucky Fuller. But my takeaway was Oz's explanation for what "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" really means.

I'm looking forward to the follow-ups.