Yesterday marked the 68th anniversary of the passing of Charles Stansfeld Jones aka Frater Achad. Jones was one of Aleister Crowley’s chief operatives in North America in both Ordo Templi Orientis and A.’.A.’. Born in London, he eventually became Crowley’s man on the ground in Canada and the United States before the two had a falling out.
Learn more about Jones here:
- Jones, Charles Stansfeld (1886-1950)
- Charles Stansfeld Jones
- The Curious Conversion of Frater Achad
- Frater Achad The Magical World of Charles Stansfeld Jones
If you would like to celebrate a feast in memory of Frater Achad, here is a recipe you may enjoy.
Mediterranean Fish Casserole
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 lbs small white potatoes, cut into quarters
- 2 Italian frying peppers, thinly sliced
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 4¾ inch-thick U.S. Pacific-caught cod or halibut fillets, about 5 ounces each
- ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
- 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch wedges
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- Heat oven to 400 °F. Grease an oval 2-quart casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Spread potatoes and peppers over bottom of the dish. Season with 1/8 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Bake at 400 °F for 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Scatter garlic over potatoes and peppers. Season fish with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper and place on top of the potatoes. Distribute olives and tomatoes over the casserole. Drizzle with lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with parsley.
- Bake at 400 °F for 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
(Source: Family Circle)