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Aleister Crowley Prophet of a New Aeon Priest of the Ancient Gods

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Aleister Crowley The Prince-Priest The Beast

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Introduction
Paul Feazey Owner & Editor LAShTAL.COM The Aleister Crowley Society

This presentation includes information from biographies of Crowley by Kaczynski and Churton. Images (c) OTO are reproduced with kind permission.

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God of the moon - the wanderer. Adopted son of Amun and Mut

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First Visit: 1902



Failed climb of K2 (aka Chogo Ri) Left Bombay on 30 September 1902 Arrived 14 October 1902 on the SS Egypt, staying for three weeks Wrote to Gerald Kelly on 25 October: How I look forward to civilisation... Cairo is a lthy low place with no beauty at all, unless you go to the Nile.

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First Visit: 1902



Avoided the Pyramids: I wont have 40 centuries looking down on me. Shepheards Hotel and brothels Left 5 November 1902 for France

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First Visit: 1902


Shepheards Hotel
New in 1897 and luxurious

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Second Visit: 1903



Arrived in November 1903 with Rose Honeymoon Overnight 22 November 1903 in the Great Pyramids Kings Chamber Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia: no need for candles Suggestion is that Rose conceived during this visit Left in December 1903, headed for Ceylon

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Third Visit: 1904



January 1904, Crowley wrote Why Jesus Wept: Arm! Arm, and out; for the young warrior of a new religion is upon thee; and his number is the number of a man. 9 February: AC and Rose arrive in Egypt through Port Said. 11 February: Lord and Lady Boleskine reported as staying at the Grand Continental Hotel, Cairo. 16 February: Back to Port Said (Eastern Exchange Hotel). Planning to leave? 18 February: Stays with Rose at the Tewk Palace Hotel, Helwan, as Prince Chioa Khan (Great Beast).

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Third Visit: 1904

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Third Visit: 1904

The Michel Ayoub Pasha Building is visible to the right. The statue of Soliman Pasha is also visible in the middle of the place.

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Third Visit: 1904

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Third Visit: 1904



March 14: AC and Rose move into a at in Cairo. March 16: Rose began repeating, "They are waiting for you." Crowleys apparently ippant remark re Waiter. March 17: Rose entered into the same state and began repeating her remarks: "It's all about the child" and "All Osiris". Visit to Museum. Perhaps not surprising that AC was shocked when he saw the stele...

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Third Visit: 1904



March 18: Thoth Invocation was repeated, "Revealed that the waiter was Horus, whom I had offended and ought to invoke." March 19: Composes and performs the Invocation of Horus. Twice. March 20: "Startling" success. "The Equinox of the Gods had come" and he was to formulate a link between the solarspiritual force of the new epoch and mankind. April 8, 9 and 10: Reception of The Book Of The Law.

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Third Visit: 1904

March 23: The ritual is of sex; Mars in the house of Venus exciting the jealousy of Saturn or Vulcan.

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Fourth Visit: 1905



Left Boleskine 6 May 1905 for Cairo: He spent a week in Cairo ... to see the stele of Ankh-f-nKhonsu. (Symonds: The Beast 666) Port Said - sailed on the beautiful breast of the Nile with a male lover and wrote poem, Said. Then on to a failed attempt to climb Kangchenjunga and to shoot muggers in Calcutta.

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Museums

Did Crowley visit the Boulaq Museum? The contents of the cache including the Stele of Revealing were placed in the Boulaq after their discovery in 1858.

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Boulaq Museum

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Boulaq

Work in progress in 1902 to move the objects from the Boulaq to the Cairo Museum. Chaotic disruption to the Boulaq: items are transported in 5,000 wooden carts. Cairo Museum opened on 15 November, ten days after Crowleys rst departure.

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Cairo Museum

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Museums
Crowley wrote that hed seen the stele in
the Boulaq Museum but at a time when the stele was at the Cairo Museum.

What if Crowley - aged 27 - visited the


Boulaq Museum, saw the stele and was photographed with it?

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Crowleys reproduction of the stele, The Equinox I:8 (1913). Oil on canvas.

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Published 1907-09

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Intentions

April 1906, summoned Aiwass with Sr Fidelis (Elaine Simpson). Aiwass: Return to Egypt with same surroundings... Go with the Scarlet Woman, this is essential... Live in Egypt as you did before... Go at once to Egypt... January 1920, Jane Cheron - 4 silk reproduction of the Stele.

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Intentions

Several diaries called The Magical Record of Ankhf-n-Khonsu. AC planned a visit during the writing of the Djeridensis Comment (letter to Norman Nudd, 1923 or 1924): Fuller should walk with him to Egypt by way of Tunis ... and abstruct from the Cairo Museum the original stele ... and help carry it to Boleskine. (Symonds: The Beast 666)

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Rose - Ouarda

Rose Edith Kelly - Skerrett - Crowley - Gormley Born 23 July 1874 Sister of Gerald Kelly Grand-daughter of founder of Kellys Directories Widowed in 1901 from Major Skerrett

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Rose - Ouarda

Mother of 2 children: Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith (born 3 months after Cairo Working, died the following year) and Lola Zaza (1906 to 1990) Divorced from Crowley in 1909 - same year Crowley chose to publish AL Committed for alcoholism in 1911 Married Dr Gormley Died 1932 aged 57

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Rose

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Hassan or Hamid
Our head servant, Hassan or Hamid, I forget which. A tall, dignied, handsome athlete of about 30. Spoke good English and ran the household well; always there and never in the way.

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Hassan or Hamid
Hassan !"# = handsome or benefactor Hamid $%&# = praised

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Ankhefenkhons I

aka Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu - Ankh-af-na-Khonsu - Ankh-f-nKhonsu - Ankhefenkhonsu - n-f-n-nsw The deceased, priest of Mentu, Lord of Thebes, the justied one for whom the doors of the sky are opened in Karnak.

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Ankhefenkhons I

"His life is in Khonsu. Flourished around 725 BCE. Time of the Nubian kings (ie Piankhi). Usually considered the 25th Dynasty (747-656 BCE). AC went with Budges 26th Dynasty. Budge thought the 26th Dynasty started in 666 BCE.

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Ankhefenkhons I
Egyptian priests not as we would
understand the term. Often translated prophet these days. Tended to be a hereditary role. responsible for reciting sacred texts and serving as oracle.

Ankhefenkhons was a Kher-heb priest,

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Ankhefenkhons I
Ankhefenkhons mother was the Lady
Taneshi aka Ta-neshet: Sistrum Bearer of Amun, the god most closely allied with Montu.

His father was Besenmut aka Bes-en-Mut I He was married to Neskhons.


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Ankhefenkhons I
"...has left the multitudes and rejoined those who are in the light, he has opened the dwelling place of the stars; now then, the deceased, Ankh-af-nakhonsu, who has gone forth by day in order to do everything that pleased him upon earth, among the living."

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Ankhefenkhons I
Appears that he served at the Temple of Mentu

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Ankhefenkhons I
... but resided in the Temple of Khonsu

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Macclesfield Museum H: 6.0 cm., W: 1.6 cm., D: 1.5 cm.

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Funeral stele of Neskhons, wife of Ankhefenkhons

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Gods
Then Nuit Hadit Ra-Hoor-Khuit Horus Mentu Khonsu Montu Khons Nut Now Sky goddess Function Behdety Winged solar disk - defender of Re. A Horus of Behdet (Edfu) mathematical expression rather than a god. Re-Horakhty Solar aspect of the combined Re and Horus Sky god and god of war. Conqueror of Set. Worshipped throughout Egyptian history. Falcon-headed god of war. aka Horus of the Strong Arm. Son of Amun. God of the moon - the wanderer. Adopted son of Amun and Mut

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Aiwass

I was the writer of a liberal book. Arabic: Aiwa = Yes

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Aiwass
He seemed to be a tall, dark man in his thirties, well-knit, active and strong, with the face of a savage king, and eyes veiled lest their gaze should destroy what they saw.

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Aiwass
Was Aiwass (a tall, dark man in his The ritual was of sex.
thirties, well-knit, active and strong) actually Hamid (a tall, dignied, handsome athlete of about 30)?

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Aiwass

They are waiting for you. A couple of days later, Crowley recorded in his diary that Rose had revealed to him the waiter was Horus. abominable, and absurdly dear. If I remember correctly, it was cooked by a Greek and served by an Armenian. = Ayvaz = Armenian for servant attending on the guests

I note in my diary that the food was beastly, and

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Aiwass
So... Aiwass = = Waiter = Servant = Hamid

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Stele

Unusually, framed by the sky-goddess Nuit (aka Nuith aka Nut). Unusually, wooden (covered with stucco). Unusually, inscribed on the rear. Verses from The Book of the Dead to ensure that his heart supported him at time of judgement. Also, a spell to enable the astral form of the deceased to revisit the earth at will.

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Montu was depicted wearing a pair of tall plumes, to distinguish Montu from other hawkheaded deities.

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Summary
Not just one visit: four. Stele was apparently not discovered until
the third visit

Visits to Port Said, Helwan and Cairo. But


not Luxor (Warrior lord of Thebes...)

Apparent confusion over Museums


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Summary
Publication of AL when AC and Rose
divorced

Very young-looking Crowley photographed


in 1910 with stele ... and volume of The Holy Books

Crowleys intention to return Aiwass / Aiwaz / Ayvaz / Aiwa / Hamid


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