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April 08, 2004

Age of Horus

One hundred years ago today, British occult philosopher Aleister Crowley began the first of three days through which he received "The Book of the Law" at Cairo, Egypt. Crowley believed his revelation ushered in a new Age of Horus and signalled the end of the last two-thousand years or so of the Age of Osiris. This is the "new age" referred to by subsequent exponents of the Age of Aquarius and all its attendent book and incense sales.

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Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 8, 2004 10:49 AM


Wasn't Crowley more of a notable loonie rather than an occult philosopher?

Posted by: Paul Jané at April 9, 2004 12:59 AM

I think Uncle Al qualified as a first rate loon too! The main thing his biographers miss is the epic awfulness of his poetry.

Posted by: Flea at April 9, 2004 09:56 AM

No Crowley was not always a loonie, he just went rather mad later on. He was also a reknowned mountaineer.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at April 12, 2004 09:42 AM

And chess master!

Posted by: Flea at April 12, 2004 11:16 AM