> I have since looked into the Equinox of the Gods publication claims
> and even checked out the relevant TS for Book 4, Part 4 which it was
> based on and that clearly has: "It must have been on the 7th of April
> that W. commanded P. (now somewhat cowed) to enter the 'temple'
> exactly at 12 o'clock noon on three successive days, and to write down
> what he should hear, rising exactly at 1 o'clock." Moreover the Book
> of Thoth written and published later also repeats the same dates (if
> he were changing his story, why change it back) and besides the
> promotional flyers for the Equinox of the Gods repeats the same dates.
> In fact the only instance of the april first dating is in the noted
> instance itself.
> The compositer must have misread it as "first" and perhaps it wasn't
> caught for the errata sheets because it is spelled correctly (a typo
> that is more difficult to spot).
Or it could have been a deliberate joke on the part of the typesetter.
The French printers who did Magick in Theory and Practice appear to have
deleted some passages critical of Christianity, so this sort of sabotage
is hardly unheard of.
> As an editor one have to make numerous such choices and the most
> important ones that somehow changed the intended meaning are all
> discussed in the notes by the editor in Liber ABA. And here I thought
> the prevailing notion about them were that the endnotes allready were
> a bit excessive in nature.
I suspect most readers never bother with notes of any kind.
Nothing on the face of this earth -- and I do mean nothing --
is half so dangerous as a childrens story that happens to be
real, and you and I are wandering blindfolded through a myth
devised by a maniac.
-- Master Li Kao (Tang Dynasty)
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