Sunday, May 30, 2010

“It’s nice to be a devil when you’re one like me.”

Leila also played violin for Crowley's "Rites of Eleusis" in 1910.  

The names of the seven Rites are The Rite of "Saturn", "Jupiter", "Mars", "Sol", "Venus", "Mercury" and "Luna". Crowley claimed that the Rites were designed to inspire the audience with 'religious ecstasy', and that merely reading them would help people "cultivate their highest faculties". Some in the popular press thought otherwise, and considered the Rites an immoral display, riddled with 'blasphemy and erotic suggestion.'

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