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Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult

Aleister Crowley is healthier identified at the present time as a founder of smooth occultism. His large, hypnotic eyes peer at us from the canopy of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band, and his effect are available all over in well known culture.

Crowley, sometimes called the nice Beast, has been the topic of numerous biographies, a few portray him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have regarded heavily at his occupation as an agent of British Intelligence.

Using records gleaned from British, American, French, and Italian records, Secret Agent 666 sensationally finds that Crowley performed a tremendous function within the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the govt of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess.

Author Richard B. Spence argues that Crowley—in his personal unconventional way—was a patriotic Englishman who persevered years of public vilification partly to masks his position as a mystery agent.

The verification of the good Beast’s participation within the 20th century’s so much stunning govt plots will most probably blow the minds of background buff s and occult aficionados alike.

Author Richard B. Spence will be obvious on a number of documentaries at the heritage Channel and is a specialist for Washington, DC’s overseas undercover agent Museum. he's additionally the writer of Trust not anyone: the key global of Sidney Reilly (Feral House).

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19 CAC, 594. 20 “The Magic Glasses,” The Equinox, Vol. I, number 1 (1909), and CAC, 603. 21 EIR, Harris reached NYC on 17 October. 22 UKNA, FO 371/2570 Spring Rice disguise letter to article 14/3/15. 23 USNA, MID 10110-1276, APL file, NYC, 20 March 1918, and Alfred Armstrong, “Pearson’s Magazine,” www. oddbooks. co. uk/harris/pearsons. html. 24 Peter Levenda to writer, 1 Sept. 2005. 25 because of William Breeze for this knowledge. 26 Howe, “Reuss. ” 27 USNA, MID 9140-808, Biddle to Van Deman, four Aug. 1917 and NYPD to commander of Bomb Squad [Tunney], 19 Sept.

10 The Deutschland can have carried again a duplicate in its bag of exact mail. Crowley left big apple approximately four December and rolled into the massive effortless 5 days later. He remained there for approximately 8 weeks. His rooms at 3402 or 3403 Dauphine St. have been handy to the previous Absinthe residence and the infamous red-lit Storyville, either one of which he patronized often. Its tolerance of vice made New Orleans one of many few areas expensive to Crowley in the USA. Its surroundings unleashed an “ecstasy of inventive power” resulting in a string of Simon Iff stories and the beginnings of a unique tentatively titled The Butterfly Net—eventually to develop into Moonchild, Crowley’s roman à clef of wartime occult battles among the White and Black inns.

To this finish, on 22 January 1917, Reuss introduced the construction of the Anational Grand hotel and Mystic Temple of the Ordo Templi Orientis and airtight Brotherhood of sunshine. This was once step one in the direction of an “Anational Congress” at Monte Verita that coming summer season. the collection may assemble like-minded people from throughout war-torn Europe and somewhere else to put the principles of “new ethics, a brand new faith, a brand new social order” in keeping with vaguely communist rules. nine Reuss famous “neutral facilities” of the Order, in Monte Verita and ny.

Big apple night international (26 Feb. 1919). 28 USNA, MID 10516-474/28, 18 June 1918. 29 CAC, 793. 30 “Latest ‘Black Magic’ Revelations approximately Nefarious American ‘Love Cults’,” Helena day-by-day self sustaining (27 Nov. 1927). 31 Starr, Freemason!. 32 V. V. Abramov and V. N. Frolov, “Tageev: Voennyi uchenyi-vostokoved ob’ezdil polmira, a rasstrelian v Moskve,” Voenno-Istoricheskii Zhurnal, #4 (2002), seventy nine. 33 Yale Univ. , Sterling Library, particular Collections, Ralph H. Isham Papers, “Information accumulated in the USA and the resources of Such Information,” July 1919.

10 USNA, division of nation [DS], U-1, Counselor’s place of work, CSA 215, Sharp to Bannerman, thirteen Dec. 1924 and Sharp to Kinsey, thirteen July 1925. eleven Popplewell, 248-249. 12 This two-page file grew to become a part of French army intelligence (Deuxieme Bureau) dossier An Z 7633 which later grew to become Delo 5314/36457 of Fond 7, Opis 2 of the Soviet Tsentralnyi Gosudarstvennyi Arkhiv SSSR (“Special Archive”) and again to France within the Nineteen Nineties as a part of the records Repatriees, Carton 1298. thirteen USNA, MID 9140-815/1, Extract British Black booklet, p.

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