VOLUME III

ESSAY COMPETITION COPY

THE WORKS
OF
ALEISTER CROWLEY

“{variation: WITH PORTRAITS}”

VOLUME III

FOYERS
SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF RELIGIOUS TRUTH

1907

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{ILLUSTRATION ON PAGE FACING AND JUST BEFORE TITLE: in the delux edition:

This is a photo of Crowley from the waist up, seated and bent slightly toward the camera. He is young, 20s, and wears a sheep or goat skin full sleeve coat with the fleece turned inside. This coat is open in front and looks like an undecorated Afgan mountain garment. He holds a pipe to left side of mouth in left hand, signet or cabacon ring on second finger left. The pipe looks like a sharply double-curved briar. Hair tousled and eyes still working on the “Crowley stare”. Caption below in script: “Photo by Aimis Portrait, 5th Av. New York, 1906.}

                          CONTENTS OF VOLUME III

THE STAR AND THE GARTER –

                                                         PAGE
 ARGUMENT   .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     1
 THE STAR AND THE GARTER      .     .     .     .     .     2
      I.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     2
     II.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     2
    III.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     2
     IV.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     2
      V.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     3
     VI.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     3
    VII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     3
   VIII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     4
     IX.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     4
      X.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     5
     XI.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     6
    XII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     6
   XIII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     6
    XIV.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     7
     XV.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     7
    XVI.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     8
   XVII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     8
  XVIII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     8
    XIX.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     9
     XX.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     9
    XXI.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    10
   XXII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    10
  XXIII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    11
   XXIV.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    11
    XXV.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    12
   XXVI.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    12
  XXVII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    13
 XXVIII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    13
   XXIX.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    13
    XXX.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    14
   XXXI.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    14
  XXXII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    15  {vA}

THE STAR AND THE GARTER –

   "Continued"                                             PAGE
 XXXIII.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    15
 APPENDIX   .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    17

WHY JESUS WEPT –

 PERSONS STUDIED  .     .     .     .     .     .     .    20
 DEDICATIO MINIMA .     .     .     .     .     .     .    20
 DEDICATIO MINOR  .     .     .     .     .     .     .    20
 DEDICATIO MAJOR  .     .     .     .     .     .     .    20
 DEDICATIO MAXIMA .     .     .     .     .     .     .    21
 DEDICATIO EXTRAORDINARIA     .     .     .     .     .    21
 WHY JESUS WEPT   .     .     .     .     .     .     .    21
 SCENE    I.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    22
   "     II.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    24
   "    III.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    25
   "     IV.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    26
   "      V.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    27
   "     VI.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    28
   "    VII.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    36
   "   VIII.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    37
   "     IX.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    38
   "      X.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    39
   "     XI.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    41
   "    XII.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    44
   "   XIII.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    46
   "    XIV.      .     .     .     .     .     .     .    47

ROSA MUNDI, AND OTHER LOVE-SONGS –

        I. ROSA MUNDI   .     .     .     .     .     .    51
       II. THE NIGHTMARE      .     .     .     .     .    56
      III. THE KISS     .     .     .     .     .     .    58
       IV. ANNE   .     .     .     .     .     .     .    58
        V. BRUNNHILDE   .     .     .     .     .     .    58
       VI. DORA   .     .     .     .     .     .     .    59  {vB}
                                                         PAGE

ROSA MUNDI – “Continued”

      VII. FATIMA .     .     .     .     .     .     .    59
     VIII. FLAVIA .     .     .     .     .     .     .    60
       IX. KATIE CARR   .     .     .     .     .     .    60
        X. NORA   .     .     .     .     .     .     .    61
       XI. MARY   .     .     .     .     .     .     .    61
      XII. XANTIPPE     .     .     .     .     .     .    62
     XIII. EILEEN .     .     .     .     .     .     .    62
      XIV.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    62
       XV.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    63
      XVI.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    63
     XVII.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    64
    XVIII. FRENDSHIP {SIC}    .     .     .     .     .    64
      XIX.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    64
       XX.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    64
      XXI.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    65
     XXII.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    65
    XXIII. PROTOPLASM   .     .     .     .     .     .    65
     XXIV.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    66
      XXV.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    66
     XXVI.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    67
    XXVII.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    67
   XXVIII.  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    67

THE SIRE DE MALETROIT'S DOOR –

   SCENE    I.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .    68
     "     II.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .    69
     "    III.    .     .     .     .     .     .     .    72

GARGOYLES –

   TO L. BENTROVATA     .     .     .     .     .     .    84
   IMAGES OF LIFE --
     PROLOGUE -- VIA VITAE    .     .     .     .     .    84
     THE WHITE CAT.     .     .     .     .     .     .    86
     ALI AND HASSAN     .     .     .     .     .     .    86
     AL MALIK     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    86
     SONG   .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    87
     ANICCA .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    87
     TARSHITERING .     .     .     .     .     .     .    87
     A FRAGMENT   .     .     .     .     .     .     .    88
     THE STUMBLING-BLOCK.     .     .     .     .     .    89
     WOODCRAFT    .     .     .     .     .     .     .    89
     A NUGGET FROM A MINE     .     .     .     .     .    90   {viA}
                                                         PAGE

GARGOYLES – “Continued”

     AU CAVEAU DES INNOCENTS  .     .     .     .     .    90
     ROSA INFERNI .     .     .     .     .     .     .    91
     DIOGENES     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    93
     SAID   .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    94
     EPILOGUE -- PRAYER .     .     .     .     .     .    95
   IMAGES OF DEATH --
     PROLOGUE -- PATCHOULI    .     .     .     .     .    96
     KALI   .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    97
     THE JILT     .     .     .     .     .     .     .    99
     THE EYES OF PHARAOH.     .     .     .     .     .   100
     BANZAI!      .     .     .     .     .     .     .   101
     LE JOUR DES MORTIS .     .     .     .     .     .   1O2
     AVE MORS     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   102
     THE MORIBUND .     .     .     .     .     .     .   103
     THE BEAUTY AND THE BHIKKHU     .     .     .     .   104
     IMMORTALITY  .     .     .     .     .     .     .   105
   EPILOGUE -- THE KING-GHOST .     .     .     .     .   107

RODIN IN RIME –

   A STUDY IN SPITE     .     .     .     .     .     .   109
   FRONTISPIECE -- RODIN.     .     .     .     .     .   110
   VARIOUS MEASURES --
     THE TOWER OF TOIL  .     .     .     .     .     .   111
     LA BELLE HEAULMIERE.     .     .     .     .     .   112
     FEMME ACCROUPIE    .     .     .     .     .     .   112
     CARYATIDE    .     .     .     .     .     .     .   112
     JEUNE MERE   .     .     .     .     .     .     .   113
     L'AMOUR QUI PASSE  .     .     .     .     .     .   113
     TETE DE FEMME (MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURG)  .     .     .   113
     LA CASQUE D'OR     .     .     .     .     .     .   114
     LES BOURGEOIS DE CALAIS  .     .     .     .     .   114
     REVEIL D'ADONIS    .     .     .     .     .     .   114
     LA MAIN DE DIEU    .     .     .     .     .     .   115
     DESESPOIR    .     .     .     .     .     .     .   115
     EPERVIER ET COLOMBE.     .     .     .     .     .   115
     RESURRECTION .     .     .     .     .     .     .   116
     L'ETERNEL PRINTEMPS.     .     .     .     .     .   116
     ACROBATES    .     .     .     .     .     .     .   116
     L'AGE D'AIRAIN     .     .     .     .     .     .   117
     FAUNESSE     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   117 {viB}
                                                         PAGE

RODIN IN RIME – “Continued”

   SONNETS AND QUATORZAINS --
     MADAME RODIN .     .     .     .     .     .     .   118
     LE PENSEUR   .     .     .     .     .     .     .   118
     LA PENSEE    .     .     .     .     .     .     .   118
     LE BAISER    .     .     .     .     .     .     .   118
     BOUCHES D'ENFER    .     .     .     .     .     .   119
     LA GUERRE    .     .     .     .     .     .     .   119
     W. E. HENLEY .     .     .     .     .     .     .   119
     SYRINX AND PAN     .     .     .     .     .     .   119
     ICARE  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   120
     LA FORTUNE   .     .     .     .     .     .     .   120
     PAOLO ET FRANCESCA .     .     .     .     .     .   120
     LES DEUX GENIES    .     .     .     .     .     .   120
     LA CRUCHE CASSEE   .     .     .     .     .     .   121
     LA TENTATION DE SAINT-ANTOINE  .     .     .     .   121
     EVE    .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   121
     FEMMES DAMNEES     .     .     .     .     .     .   121
     NABUCHADNOSOR.     .     .     .     .     .     .   122
     MORT D'ADONIS.     .     .     .     .     .     .   122
     BALZAC .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   122
     LE CYCLOPS SURPREND ACIS ET GALATHEE .     .     .   122
     OCTAVE MIRBEAU     .     .     .     .     .     .   123  {viiA}
                                                         PAGE

RODIN IN RIME – “Continued”

     SOCRATE.     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   123
     COLOPHON -- AN INCIDENT  .     .     .     .     .   123

ORPHEUS –

   WARNING  .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   126
   EXORDIUM .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   127
   LIBER PRIMUS VEL CARMINUM  .     .     .     .     .   129
   LIBER SECUNDUS VEL AMORIS  .     .     .     .     .   158
   LIBER TERTIUS VEL LABORIS  .     .     .     .     .   174
   LIBER QUARTUS VEL MORTIS   .     .     .     .     .   203

EPILOGUE AND DEDICATION –

   EPILOGUE AND DEDICATION OF
       VOLUMES I., II., III.  .     .     .     .     .   219
     [[ELEUSIS]].     .     .     .     .     .     .     .   219

APPENDIX A –

   BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE .     .     .     .     .     .   233

APPENDIX B –

   INDEX OF FIRST LINES .     .     .     .     .     .   240  {viiB}

 

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