(07/06/1944) Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry

Lieut. Grady L. McMurtry 0-154983
1475th Od MM Co (AVN) (Q)
A.P.O. 149 U.S. Army

The Mark of the Beastfrom A. Crowley
Bell Inn
Aston Clinton

July 6

Dear Louis

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

This morning I rejoiced to get a letter from you but was more than somewhat surprised to find that it consisted of an interminable diatribe, in your best schoolarium style, scolding me about Technocracy, and some appallingly bad verses, entitled “Convoy-rolling”. So “I looked again, and saw it was” dated April 28. My giant brain, with one last gurgle, burst into shreds; I dug the envelope out of the salvage and found its postmark; the stamp was not even cancelled. So I win 2 1/2. But ? ? ? ? ? ?


This place, I find, is not as far from some other places as one could wish. To-day has been quite lively.

I have been inquiring about post etc. It seems that there is no telegraphic service; this, I hope, is the reason of my not hearin from you some days ago. [Awkward, too; I paid my bill here today, + it left me with 5/9!] But there should have been joy to know that you were alive + active. IF you get a ‘Blighty’ wound, come here, + I’ll nurse you.

There seems no difficulty abotu parcels. I hope to have your copy here this week – and, and it shall be the first that I dispatch.

There is no special news; Fried Harris is having one of her periodical fits of egomaniac insanity, + making all the mischief she can.

 I have sent you some “La Gauloise” to distribute; I hope you will make good use of them – oh what “merit” you will make if you get it going in good time. Bastille Day on the 14th! I hope you’ll mark it with an {illegible} Victory. Herewith a set of the {?}cards so far reproduced; you should use them to much Talismanic purpose.

Well, here’s all the best!

Love is the law, love under will.

Yours A.C.

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