--- In thelema93-l@y..., "Eric O'Dell" <eodell@s...> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, sardonic wrote:
> > Personally, I have found Regardie's accounts to be the
> > (to me) if you will - granted - the jabs he takes are masked in a
> > wonderful sense of humor imo -
> Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
> My main complaint with Regardie's biography of Crowley were all the
> he took under the guise of 'psychoanalysis'. It's a little like
> around, speculating about the subconscious quirks of one's ex-
> entertaining enough, and maybe even therapeutic (for you), but I
> advise trying to pass it off as reportage.
The main flaw in the Eye in the Triangle is that it shows Regardie's
obvious lack of understanding of the system of Magick concieved and
practiced by Crowley. Yes, obviously Doc Regudy knows his shit about
the Golden Dawn and has applied SOME Thelemic principles in executing
it, but for someone who used to be AC's secretary why does he not
know that the A.'.A.'. uses initiation rituals? He very clearly says
that A.'.A.'. does not have init rites when discussing Victor
Neuberg's initiation, he actually uses that to attempt to discredit
the author of Vic's bio.
There is an abundant and needless Freudian approach to the biography.
The analysis of AC's relationship to his mother and father breaks
down into drivel about Oedipal complexes etc. This all based on Nuit.
I do suggest the book to those who haven't read it, but the flaws in
the work should be corrected and noted. I sold my own copy with my
commentary inserted for 20 bucks a few years ago, or I would post the
> Love is the law, love under will.