(04/13/1944) Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry

April 13

Bell Hotel
Aston Clinton

Dear Louis

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

Here are such of the letters as I have in duplicate. I think you have one or two (at least) of the others, including some matter of which I have no copy at all, because the bulk was recopied from printed books or alien typescripts.

Please let me have any such at your very earliest convenience. Better to register, too.
Now this is where you can help. Make a sort of Index of points that are covered in each letter, so that I don’t repeat myself; where I have already done so, the passages in question can be joined up if needs must.
As an appendix to this index make a list of subjects not yet touched, so that I can “answer” accordingly.

The first six letters have been reserved for “introductory matter”, shall we call it?

E.g. No. 1 answers “Why need I bother my head about Magick at all?” No. 2 gives our method of study: explains general theory. No. 3. Essentials at start: the Magical Record, the choice of a Motto, the Oaths: κ.τ.λ.

These I will write so that I can fill later any gaps which your shrewd critical eye may detect.
As to this location, I don’t know if there’s a cross-country way from your own bunk-hole. The railroad depot is Aylesbury, where the ducks come from. So obviously my friends think that I’m here to work on the Yi King by creating a Chinese Atmosphere!!

I hope this letter is clear, and that the enclosures are jake. Louis Wilkinson helped me to sort them out: alone I couldn’t have done it, nerves much too bad.

The slightest thing makes me want to scream: forgive, incidentally, if this letter is all haywire. A few days of peace here should get me back to normal.

Love is the law, love under will.

Yours A.C.

Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, December 1999