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Jake Stratton-Kent responded to Fat Eddie thusly:
> aside from - allegedly - shooting some dacoits, Crowley's pugilistic
> record is rather slim.
> Its very doubtful AC had any relevant experience on which to base this
> 'manly' statement, which has the ring of Victorian boys school BS.
> Perhaps he was having a Kipling moment?
it is claimed that this is not Crowley's text, and therefore by this logic we should not expect him to have had anything to base it upon. at least this was how he crafted his description of it once deciding that it wasn't actually automatic writing after all and digging it out of his shunted notebooks.
secondarily, i think our original poster had something more relevant in mind for supporting his War effort: a very reasonable citation of the 3rd portion of Crowley's Lawbook. y'all covered some of the gematria with war-engine or its variants. I did appreciate the comment also from herupakraath regarding its publication timing. I have wondered whether there was some kind of millenarian streak to the Plymouth Brethren, though i gather they didn't go in for apocalyptics. a comparison and contrast between Plymouth Brethren cosmology and ideology and Crowleyan Thelema might prove illuminating.
> as for my priorities, I'd sooner fuck than fight, and sooner fight than run.
if tying it to the man, he did also make reference to the arts of drinking and whatever, and i am sure there was emphasis placed upon British gentlemanly pursuits (esp. of a poet, mountain climber, and rouguish inheritor with some actual breeding, by their assessment). these all are quite distant from me, so i hesitate to evaluate them too strongly.
my priorities in comparison are similar, though being of a physical character more suited to field or escape, and *not* for pugilistic pursuits (ouch!), i've chosen to flee and live to fuck another day. ;)