On Friday, February 15th, 2019 Krewe What Thou Wilt rolled in the inaugural year of New Orleans’ latest Mardi Gras Krewe, Krewe Boheme. This marks our fifth year of parading; Krewe What Thou Wilt was established in 2015 e.v. by Alombrados Oasis, and is the first officially recognized O.T.O. presence in Carnival. Our participation is a joyful way for us to come together in revelry while spreading awareness of Thelema and the O.T.O..
For our 2019 theme KWTW adopted “Sex and Rockets.” From Soror Arden’s examination of our theme, printed on this year’s throws:
“JACK PARSONS – ROCKETEER * ROMANTIC * RITUALIST
We greet you today in the spirit of Jack Parsons, rocket enginer and magician, who left a brief and tumultuous comet-streak of a life against the sky of this shadowy Earth from 1914-1952. From the start of things young Jack was shooting rockets moonward in his backyard and summoning devils in his bedroom: he was never one to accept the limitations of gravity or conventional metaphysics (so-called human limitations, in other words). He went on to found the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to never graduate from school, to be initiated into mysteries, to howl madly in the desert, to sing for the Witch-Woman, to debauch and deprave, to work Babalon, to speak out against all authoritarianism, and to die in an explosion. All those who live in the grandest spirit of themselves, hail!”
For more information or to learn how you can join Krewe What Thou Wilt, please find us on Facebook or visit our website at www.krewewhatthouwilt.com. We hope you will join us in 2020, here in our beautiful Crescent City.
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