Connection between Lovecraft and Crowley

Door Groundzero gepubliceerd op Saturday 19 April 18:54

As Crowley aficionados know, one of Crowley’s disciples in his later years was Grady McMurty.  McMurty later came to head an organization considered by many (but not all) to be the heir to Crowley’s OTO.  In the waning years of Crowley’s life, McMurty was fighting in World War II and visiting Crowley when on leave.

As the story goes, McMurty was of a high enough rank to name four of the Jeeps under his command.  For the first three, he selected mythos names – I recall Hastur, Nyarlathotep, and either Cthugha or Cthulhu.  All of these, of course, are gods/aliens/titans from the Cthulhu Mythos.  His men then begged him to let them pick the fourth name.  He relented – and ended up with his fourth jeep being named Snowdrop.

If this story is true, it’s likely that McMurty was a large Lovecraft fan.  If that’s true, there’s a good chance that he mentioned it to Crowley.  From what little I know about Crowley, that makes it likely that Crowley rolled his eyes, asked him why he couldn’t read some Swinburne or Baudelaire instead, and promptly forgot all about it.  Still, I’ve often wondered if it were true.

Connections to Aleister Crowley - i.e.notable  people who knew him, followed him or had a connection to him. Connection also explained. 

1. Barbara Bush - mother of Ex American President George Bush and mother of George W Bush who was also a President - her mother had some kind of affair with Aleister Crowley and there is even a rumour that she is in fact Crowley's illegitimate daughter.  If that is true that would make George W. Bush the Grandson of Aleister Crowley.

2.Jimmy Page from the group Led Zepellin bought Aleister Crowley's former home on the shores of Loch Ness - Boleskine House in the early 1970s.  I find it interesting that Page was into Crowleys teachings for a long time, Stairway to Heaven is full of his teachings and even has backwards speaking on it - Crowley was a master of backwards speaking. 

3. Paul Mc Cartney- The Beatles 

4. Jack Parsons - scientist credited with being the father of the US space program 

5. Dion Fortune - occultist

6. HP Lovecraft - author

7. Edward Bulwer Lytton - author

8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - author

9 Adolf Hitler - Nazi dictator 

10.L Ron Hubbard - Dianetics

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  • Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875 – December 1, 1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, was an English occultist, writer, mountaineer, poet, yogi, and possible spy. He was an influential member of occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is known today for his magical writings, especially "The Book of the Law," the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained notoriety during his lifetime, and was denounced in the popular press of the day as "The wickedest man in the world." Crowley was also a chess player in his youth, a painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic.

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