Louis Wilkinson

Louis Wilkinson, Louis Umfraville Wilkinson, Louis Marlow; writer, (1881-1966)

“He was one of two individuals named to be literary executors under Crowley's Last Will and Testament”—Bill Heidrick, note at Chapter LXXII: Education

“While not a Magician in any formal sense, Louis Umfraville Wilkinson (1881 - 1966) was a talented writer and close friend for many years. His lack of formal occult training made him the ideal person to edit Crowley’s own commentaries down to something both manageable and accessible to the average person. Crowley’s instructions were essentially to ‘cut out anything that doesn’t make sense to you on the first reading,’ and Wilkinson set to work. The result, which was never quite finished after Crowley’s death in 1947, languished in typescript until 1996 when Hymenaeus Beta completed the project and issued it as… The Law is for All.”—A Beginner’s Guide to Crowley Books

“The possibility remains, however, that Louis Wilkinson may have been instrumental in introducing Gardner and/or the New Forest coven to the works of Aleister Crowley.”—The Influence of Aleister Crowley upon “Ye Bok of ye Art Magical”

“There is an unconfirmed story that Wilkinson asserted Gardner paid Crowley to write the Book of Shadows.”—Wicca and O.T.O.

“no less a lover of literature than the world-famous Shakespearian Lecturer, Dr. Louis Umfraville Wilkinson, has dared to confess publicly that Clouds without Water is 'the most tremendous and the most real love poem since Shakespeare's sonnets' in the famous essay 'A Plea for Better Morals'.”—Chapter 43

“Aleister Crowley wrote Liber Oz in 1941 for Louis Wilkinson (AKA Louis Marlow), based on a degree lecture he had written around 1916.”—Sabazius, Observations on Liber OZ

“In all literature I know no pages so terrifying as those in Louis Marlow's Mr. Amberthwaite, which describe his dream. I wish I could quote it, with Sinai as the orchestra; never mind, read it again. And we are on the way—far on the way—to That!”—Chapter LXXIX: Progress


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