(12/25/1943) Grady McMurtry to Aleister Crowley

1684th Ord MM Co (Avn) (Q)
APO 635 AAF 473
25 Dec. 1943
Care Frater

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

Trust you have received Moon Child by now. I found it very interesting.

Am inclosing ye strategic plan. If this is not what you want let me know! If it is suggest that Mrs. Sutherland be acquainted wit it and that I be given her address so that we can begin correspondence.

In re the third chapter of Liber Legis. Where it gives a string of letters and numbers and says that the prophet will not understand. Did you by any chance have the impression that they were given in Enochian? There is a G M sequence in there that would seem to a G M sequence in that article on “Kelly’s Universe”.

While reading Moon Child I again came to an impression that I believe I spoke to you once before about. That is, that if the Law of Thelema was the established Church we would certainly appear like a group of blue noses with “but always unto me”, strictest discipline in matters magickal, etc.

Finally received a V-mail from Jack acknowledging my letter of 4 Nov. and expressing complete accord with the Order. But, as usual, defending Wilfred.

Have been applying myself diligently to the Chess manual and “The Vision and the Voice”. Should have it in the mailing in the near future.

Received a letter from Jane mailed to an old address of mine postmarked 28 Sept! She has probably spent the last three months, whenever she happened to think of me, in thinking that I had deliberately snubbed her in not answering the letter. Hope not.

Finally found your letter by going to the post office and digging it out. Some mail clerk had put it in the wrong box. Your “Songs for Italy” arrived in good order. Will forward the $10.00 come payday. This has been a tight Christmas but as the Christmas spirit was on the cuff I got by.

Love is the law, love under will.


Note: Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, June 2001.

(12/25/1943) Grady McMurtry to Aleister Crowley

Note: Thank you to William Heidrick for making this image available.