The Wake World Comes to the Valley of Philadelphia

Recently, the Committee of Four of Tahuti Chapter visited Thelesis Oasis, OTO in the Valley of Philadelphia and gave a dramatic reading of Aleister Crowley’s “The Wake World,” Liber XCV replete with multi-media staging. Besides have readers for the roles of Lola Daydream and The Fairy Prince, the presentation included atmospheric music, a slide show illustrating the text, and a lovely, central ritual space it all revolved around. The event was attended by initiates and non-initates alike with many bringing their small children: This is one of the works included on the reading list created by the Thelemic Parenting Committee of works appropriate for children

The Wake World’s subtitle is: A TALE FOR BABES AND SUCKLINGS, (WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES IN HEBREW AND LATIN FOR THE USE OF THE WISE AND PRUDENT) and it was originally published as part of the collection Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light. According to Wikipedia: An allegory for the ascent of a magickal practitioner through the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, accompanied by her Holy Guardian Angel. It was originally written by Crowley as a bedtime story for his daughter, Lola Zaza, with Crowley relating himself as the “Fairy Prince”, a guide through the schema and sounding much like Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The other essays included in this collection were:

Thien Tao, or, the Synagogue of Satan

Ali Sloper, or, the Forty Liars: A Christmas Diversion

Stone of the Philosophers Which Is Hidden in the Mountain of Abiegnus

You can read “The Wake World” at

Gen Mike

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