I can't quite put my finger on it but something about this sentiment
strikes me as very odd.
Maybe when I have a head-cold it will be more clear.
From: Jonathan G. [mailto:smi2le112@...
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 4:10 PM
Subject: [t93] Re: I want answers dammit!
Thanks for all the answers. I didn't really read anything that weakened
idea that Crowley was, in the end, largely a failure to himself and our
Aeon. Not that I know jack shit about the guy, cause I'm really no
on his life. He did seem to try really hard, though. Overall, I think
was a great candidate for the Prophet of the New Aeon. I've got to say
though, I'm very disappointed about the ways he supposedly died. My
curiosity was sparked after reading some of the Liber AL text that
certain events surrounding the death of the prince-priest. However he
officially croaked, it certainly doesn't sound like "the seal of the
of [our] agelong love." Again, I appreciate all of your replies,
listed below in no particular order.
> >Dear Fraters and Sorors,
> >How exactly did Crowley die?
>AC was old. He probably had a stroke. He collapsed in
>his landlord's arms, purportedly saying only "I am
>perplexed". He was very decrepit physically at this
>time, had been in terible health for years.
>Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
> Aleister Crowley is dead.He died of natural causes on
>December 1,1947 at the age of 72 at his residence at
>Netherwood,Hastings.His body was discovered by his land-
>lord who reported that,moments before,he had heard the
>old man pacing back and forth across the floor of his sec-
>ond story apartment.There was no one with him when the
>end came;therefore subsequent reports that his last words
>were "I'm perplexed" are patently false.
> Contrary to many reports,he did not die a raving lunatic.
>He was bright and witty to the end.(Two of his mostextra-
>ordinarily brilliant works,The Book of Thoth and Magick
>Without Tears,were penned in his last years.)He did not
>die amid squalor and abject poverty.His modest residence
>in Hastings was,and still is,a charming and reputable country
> Distortions of the facts surrounding his death are minor
>compared to those that still surround the events of his life.
>see these references:
> The Legend of Aleister Crowley by Israel Regardie and P.R.
>Stephensen (Phoenix:Falcon Press,1986);
> The Legacy of the Beast by Gerald Suster (York Beach,ME;
> The Eye in the Triangle by Israel Regardie (Phoenix;Falcon
>what about the huge loads of heroin AC was shooting up
>almost hourly? Surely this is not good for the health
>of an old old man. I personally theorize he overdosed
>According to "The Beast Demystified", by Roger Hutchinson, the event
>happened like this (last paragraph of chapter 9):
>"He [Crowley] died in his Hastings bed on 1 December 1947. A nurse was
>his side, and it was reported that he died unhappily, with tears
>down his cheeks. His penultimate phrase on this earth, reported that
>nurse, was `I am perplexed'. According to the same source [John
>his very last words were: `sometimes I hate myself.'"
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