(07/14/1944) Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry

Bell Inn, Aston Clinton, Bucks

Jour de la Bastille
’44 e.v.

My dear Louis

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

Yours of July 4 relieved me greatly; I had feared that non-arrival of $ implied your incapacity. I too am safe so far, though not out of range.

You were the first subscriber, & your copy — one of the specially bound, honoris causa — is the first to be sent out. It awaits only some one to take it to the post.


Why send via Jack {Parsons} — why not via Karl {Germer}. So much nearer. I’m not in any need of it this instant, in any case. My credit is O.K. here, & I am going to give up Jermyn St. Am now looking for a big house to start an Abbey of Thelema — several people are willing to come in.
I wrote to you some time back, also sent some copies of La Gauloise — I hope to-day will {…?} it sung by lots of its own people in its own country!

No special news — all seems going well enough all round.

Best of all to you! I chose No. X Jupiter to bring you luck.

Love is the law, love under will.

Yours ever.

{signed} A.C.

Note: Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, March 1995

(07/14/1944) Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry

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