S.L. Mathers initiates Crowley to the grade of Adeptus Minor

117 year ago, S.L. Mathers initiated Aleister Crowley Crowley in Paris to the grade of Adeptus Minor in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.  However, when Crowley applied to the Isis-Urania temple in London for the appropriate instructional papers and recognition of his status as a member of the Second Order of the G.’.D.’. he was denied both, caught in the midst of schisming between Mathers and the rest of the Golden Dawn’s membership. Crowley would have a summons issued against the group to appear before a police magistrate and hand over the documents he sought. Eventually, he would give up seeking admission to the London group and formed his own order, the A.’.A.’. The whole, sad story is laid out in detail in Dr. Richard Kaczynski’s biography of the Great Beast, Perdurabo.

You can purchase the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Perdurabo-Revised-Expanded-Aleister-Crowley/dp/1556438990


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