The Rites of Eleusis

The Rites were written
and produced by

ALEISTER CROWLEY

except parts of the Rites of Mars
and of Mercury
which were written by an adept
who wishes to remain anonymous.
———
The solos were chosen from her
repertoire by Miss Leila Waddell.

TO MY FRIEND
COMMANDER G. M. MARSTON, R.N.
to whose suggestion
these rites
are due
they are gratefully dedicated.

 

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Aleister Crowley Essays

Concerning Blasphemy in General & the Rites of Eleusis in Particular
by Aleister Crowley in The Bystander, 1910

The Rites of Eleusis: Their Origin and Meaning
by Aleister Crowley in The Bystander, 1910

Also, read about The Rites of Eleusis in Confessions, Chapter 67

 

Contemporary Reviews

Rites of Eleusis: Classicism and Mysticism at Caxton Hall
in Morning Leader, 1910

A New Religion: Strange Rites Performed in Semi-Darkness
1910

An Amazing Sect
in The Looking Glass, 1910

The Black Mass Idea
in P.I.P.: Penny Illustrated Paper, 1910 (Offsite link)

 

Academic Papers

The Art of the Law: Aleister Crowley’s Use of Ritual and Drama
by Justin Scott Van Kleeck in //Esoterica//, Volume V (2003), pp 193-218 (Offsite link)

Theatre magick: Aleister Crowley and the Rites of eleusis
by Tracy Ward Tupman, Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Theatre, 2003 (Offsite link)

 

Ephemera

Images of a 1990 revival program in an offsite gallery at LAShTAL:
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Productions


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