Anne Macky

Anne Macky, Fiat Yod, The Unknown Soror in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library

Letter to Anne Macky from Aleister Crowley

Anthroposophic Books Shop Melbourne ad, Anne Macky proprietor

Anne Macky, Anne Maria Macky née Hawkins; Fiat Yod, or “The Unknown Soror”.

“The completed Magick Without Tears consists of 80 letters to several different students and covers wide variety of magical topics. Initial research yielded confirmation that 50 of the 80 letters came from the 'Unknown Soror'.”—/2018/10/22/the-unknown-soror/

“Having heard of his expertise in occult knowledge Anne Macky wanted to meet Aleister Crowley. She arranged for Edward Bryant to make the introduction. On March 12, 1943 he took Anne Macky out to lunch at Hatchett’s restaurant and introduced her to Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley noted this meeting in his journals and remarked that Anne Macky was “not so bad”.

Anne Macky was intrigued by Aleister Crowley, and she visited him on her own the very next day. Crowley writes that they had a long talk, after which he nearly threw her out. Evidence suggests that they remained in contact and on April 16th Crowley received an eight-page letter from Anne Macky. He, in turn, wrote her an eight-page response and thus began their correspondences that would eventually evolve into the work we know as Magick Without Tears.”—/2018/10/22/the-unknown-soror/

“her motto was in fact Fiat and the letter four, which is Yod, producing Soror “Fiat Yod”, (811+20=831)” “Crowley accepted Fiat Yod as her motto and she is often referenced by a simple 'FY' in his journals from that point on.”—/2018/10/22/the-unknown-soror/

“an English Woman”—Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo

  • Lesser Feast of Anne Macky, born February 8, 1887 at Fitzroy Australia
  • Greater Feast of Anne Macky
  • Heather Shubert, Daughters of Babalon, Volume II: The Women of Babalon, Forthcoming
  • Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Life of Aleister Crowley (Revised, Expanded) Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher
  • Tobias Churton, Aleister Crowley in India: The Secret Influence of Eastern Mysticism on Magic Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher
  • Anne Maria Hawkins file from the Victorian Department of Education 1906-1931
  • Anne Macky’s Scrapbook, Grainger Museum
  • The Anne Macky Papers, Grainger Museum
  • Anne Macky: Pianist, Educator and Composer (Melbourne: Mark Neill, 1966)
  • Australian Musical News, January 1924, August 1925, March 1931 and July 1944
  • Music and the Teacher, The Victorian Music Teachers Association, Melbourne 1982
  • The minutes from the Anthroposophical Society of Great Britain, February 2, 1922
  • Manchester College at Oxford Minutes, dated the twentieth of March 1922
  • Anne Macky, To The Temple of the Mind, cited in Henk Bak., Anne Macky, 20
  • Henk Bak. Ed., Anne Macky; Piantist, Educator and Composer (Melbourne Mark Neil 1966)
  • Anne Macky; A Radical in Her Time, Betty O’Brien
  • Barbara Chapman for Leverstock Green’s history view
  • Zero Equals Two articles, Frater Orpheus
  • Magick Without Tears, Aleister Crowley
  • Journals of Aleister Crowley on microfilm of the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute


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