This past Summer, CannabisCulture.com posted some musings by Chris Bennett that arose during his research for a book Aleister Crowley and the ‘Herb Dangerous’; A History of Cannabis in Thelema.
In part the posting states:
“As Wagner was a big influence on Crowley, he came up in relation to this. The Beast made reference to Wagner’s works often, incorporating aspects of the opera Parsifal into his Gnostic Mass, an important ritual of a Secret Society he was the head of for a time, the Ordo Templi Orientis, O.T.O., as well as making reference to the Wagner’s Opera and the Grail, in an esoteric essay on hashish ‘De Herba Sanctissima Arabica’,”
Read the whole thang: