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Chapter 50
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ng that Mathers was attacking us. He succeeded in killing most of the dogs. (At this time I kept a pack of bloodhounds and went man-hunting... were connected with safety; and, in fact, several men have been killed since through the precautions proposed by me no... erty would not prevent any but a few degenerate women, with perverse appetites for pleasure, from fulfilling their function. In the case of such it would i... There is yet a further point. My marriage taught me many lessons, and this not the least: when women
Chapter 53
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ty of which are classed as obscene. The men are armed with bows and arrows, or occasionally spears, some of which show great skill of metallurgy and workmanship as well as a knowle... so that it fell across the machan and very nearly killed one of the men. My best memory of Moharbhanj is not of tigers ... ion, that the streets through which I passed were filled with wildly excited crowds, all looking for me. "But he, passing through the midst of them, went... ry. But as a matter of fact people who lived with me for the last three years or so have noticed that
Chapter 65
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erstood what my will was. My aspiration to be the means of emancipating humanity was perfectly fulfilled. I had merely to establish in the world the Law... t certain management of the cue combined with judgment must result in certain movements of the balls, and that skill and not luck determines the success of the player... ner or later, that when it does its place will be filled by something just as good, and nothing is more stupid tha... ound that he had got her by the throat. On seeing me he let her go; she ran screaming into the house. He followed, swearing to kill her. I made a beeline for the drawing-room poker,
Chapter 66
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of the A.'. A.'. disguised as Victor Neuburg. We merely wanted to rough it a bit in a new and interes... tarted south, with no particular objective beyond filling our lungs with pure air and renewing the auste... an hotel. I cannot imagine why or how the idea came to me. Perhaps I happened to have in my rucksack one of my earliest magical notebooks, where I had co
Chapter 61
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er; that his mother hated her husband and had become desperate when the heir-apparent had been killed in battle. His mother had determined to kill he... chance by not letting myself go and perhaps been killed for my pains. At the same time I was seized with a sudden sense of alarm. I felt... elf a writer of subtlety and distinction, but she filled me with fascination and horror. She gave me the idea of a devourer of human corpses, being he... prang up for the few days {557} necessary to give me the required inspiration for my climax. I could o
Chapter 68
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journey as ours. The events of a single day would fill a fat folio. The more obvious adventures are really the least memorable, yet these are the only things which are capable of description. We were sometimes obliged, for example, to push on at a great pace in order to reach a place where we could renew ... a half. The last stage was pretty bad. It taught me a useful lesson about physical endurance. Most m
Chapter 43
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alm to the point of casual indifference, "if it comes back, I shall kill myself." Fritz {341} Thäulow I saw several times.... s dream: he also the sweet friend of Bacchus, who filled him with a glow and melody of colour and thought. There too, were D--- a... ere artistry that they adored, not the technical skill of achievement --- they formed a noble and harmonious group, the like of which ... Gerald Kelly's elder sister, Rose, had been for some years the widow of a Major Skerrett, and one of h
Chapter 64
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ng this walk across Spain, I had much leisure for meditation. I was pledged to do my work in the world, and that meant my becoming a public character and one sure to... en in the most ordinary sense of the word. It seemed to me that my first duty was to prove to the world that I was not teaching Magick for money. I promi
Chapter 56
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wished to extend its market by force. I do not remember how many million men were said to have been killed in the course of these struggles, but something like two thirds of the whole area of Talifu (some estimates gave three quarters) had been razed to ... final storming of the stronghold. Dr. Clark, the medical missionary of Talifu, received us with great
Chapter 69
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RAP> This criticism (from the //Poetry Review//) fills me with honest pride. I finished the play during th... l legate. She follows and, defending the old man, kills her husband. This last scene, by the way, fulfils my idea of true comedy; the dressing up of a man as a king or god, and... this central idea is universal in all the best comedy and tragedy from the "Bacchae" of Euripides, th... to my magical writings during this astounding summer. In my spare time I began to make a list of Gre
Chapter 54
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have shown our weakness to the Indian student who fills Bengal with the tale of his sexual conquest of white women, our servant girls who took these sons of pettif... uru as thoroughly as possible. His view at this time was that, no matter how earnestly and skillfully one practised, one could not obtain Samadhi,... you may be at the top of the wheel just at the moment when the wagon passes over the stone. I said: ... considerations of what my Kamma had in store for me. "This might be discovered," he said, "by acquiri
Chapter 48
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husiasm that between me and the bed was a krait some eighteen inches long --- and I had walked barefoot over him! A krait can kill you in a very few minutes, though not without pro... } made a fine basis for playing a fairly decent game. We went to Helwan on February 19th; and I played nearly every day, filled with a passionate ambition to become amateur champion. I had picked up my old form so rapidly that ... I imagined myself a heaven-born golfer. But the game haled its own. I never even got to scratch. I di
Chapter 42
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epitude, of wrinkles and fat. The odour of man seemed to fill her whole subtle form with a feline agility, with... current of evil, just as a would-be murderer is sometimes killed with the very weapon with which he has attacked... ction, abandoned his pathetically pedantic programme. Filled with the sublime synthesis of the data which had failed to convey a concrete impression to his mind