This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Monday, December 9, 2013


The answer may surprise you:  Aleister Crowley


Let's start with music.  The Beatles Sargent Pepper Album, Crowley is the second from the left on the top row.  In fact, Sargent Pepper, it was 20 years ago today, Sargent Pepper taught the band to play was released exactly 20 years after the death of Crowley.
The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zepplin (Jimmy Page bought Crowley's old home in Scotland), Sting, Bowie (song Quicksand), AC/DC, The Doors, Zappa, and others have all adopted and admitted following Crowleyism.

The Doors posed with a bust of Crowley on the back of their 13th album.

What is seriously scary, is when you look at the groups that are associated with Crowley, they all have soaring success and they all have many untimely deaths.  Think of all the dead rock stars, Lennon, Moon, Hendrix, Mercury, Sid, and on and on and you can trace them to the study of Crowleyism.  They sold their souls to Satan and Satan always requires a blood sacrifice.

Ozzie Osbourn even wrote a song about Crowley.  And John Lennon specifically quotes Crowley's philosophy when he said, “Do What Thou Wilt”.  Sound familiar?  Jay Z wears a shirt with that on the front.

Crowley was the personification of Satan in human flesh.  His books and worldview have influenced not just the musicians of the 1960's and beyond, but he influenced politicians.

Here are two quotes from Crowley.  See if you can guess who was a fan.

Crowley stated:

We should have no compunction in utilizing the natural qualities of the bulk of mankind.  We do not insist on trying to train sheep to hunt foxes or lecture on history; we look after their physical well-being, and enjoy their wool, and mutton.  In this way, we shall have a contented class of slaves who accept the conditions of existence as they really are, and enjoy life with the quiet wisdom of the cattle.

 Crowley stated:

Should we not rather breed humanity for quality by killing off any tainted stock, as we do with other cattle? And exterminating the vermin which infect it, especially Jews and Protestant Christians?

[4]  Crowley, Aleister, Louis Wilkinson, Hymenaeus Beta. The Law Is for All: the Authorized Popular Commentary on Liber Al Vel Legis Sub Figura CCXX, the Book of Law. Phoenix, Ariz.: New Falcon, 1996. 131. Print.

[5]  The Law Is For All, p. 37

And yes, Crowley spent some time in Germany during the end of the Weimar Republic, when Hitler began his rise and yes, they met and discussed; things.  In fact, Crowley referred to Hitler as his guinea pig.

Hitler's mentor later became the mentor to rock stars?  I'm not making this crap up, this is what I researched today.

Crowley's lifestyle was absolutely shocking in the era in which he lived. Besides his interest in the occult, he was sexually promiscuous with both genders (at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain), frequented prostitutes, was vocally defiant against Christianity and Victorian and post-Victorian prudishness toward sexual subjects, and was a drug addict.

In fact, it was, according to Crowley biographer Lawrence Sutin, his homosexual behavior that led him to an encounter with an immanent deity and triggered his interest in occultism, secret societies and what he later called Magick, with the K in order to separate it from show magic.

In America, one of Crowley's proteges was a man named Jack Parsons.  He was a scientists in CA and you may not have heard of him, but he was influential in training another protege, a man named L. Ron Hubbard, who called Crowley his very good friend.  Yep, Scientology can trace it's roots right back to Crowleyism.  And how influential is Scientology in Hollywood today?

Who is this man?  Dead since 1947 and he still impacts the world today.  If you know anyone into Wiccan, the initiation rituals by Gardner came from Crowley.  And Crowley is the one who coined the phrase "New Age" in his book "The Book of Law".

I'd bet 10 bucks Obama has a copy.

When I woke today, I'd never heard of Crowley, at least as far as I can remember.  Maybe I had, but it hadn't clicked in my head or I wasn't ready; that can happen some times in life, you can learn something but it will be months or years before you understand and can apply the lesson.   After spending the day, I realized this guy has been influencing the world not only in his lifetime, possibly even molding Hitler into the monster he became, but has warped the minds and lives of hundreds of musicians and actors, who in turn are warping the minds of millions of people all over the world.  I seriously don't know if I can listen to the Beatles anymore, knowing what I learned today and how much Crowley's writing influenced them.

Weird, very weird.  But I was so happy to not see the Moody Blues or Supertramp mentioned in any article or video.  Whew!

Eph. 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.