(04/20/1944) Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry

Bell Hotel
Aston Clinton

April 20

Dear Louis

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

I hope you got the odd letters safely. Now comes this, might be worked in, or serve as our introductory essay. It seems to me clear, instructive, and extremely interesting. Agree? If so, you might do much worse than make a few copies: there is only one other in existence, as far as I know.

A bird’s eye view of this sort is just what has always been wanted.

My nerves are very much better, despite the pleasing custom of the R.A.F. — a camp near by — of jettisoning as many as 8 500 lb H.E.bombs in the neighbor’s back garden. Killed two chickens last time. I came up on the bus with the women. Lucky they fell on soft-clay, & didn’t explode!

But a little work still tires me dreadfully, and there’s nothing to do here but work. Stay! “Sahara” comes to Aylesbury tomorrow for 3 days, and I shall go in memory of that delightful visit of yours.

Forgive me if I droop and die at this stage: I’m all in.

Love is the law, love under will.

Yours ever. A.C.

The Essay needs some editing. Part was written by G. Aumont. A.C.

Note: The text accompanying this letter was “The Three Schools of Magick” that appeared later in Magick Without Tears. Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, December 1999