(04/07/1947) Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry

The Mark of the Beast

The Ridge

April 7 1947

My dear Grady


I hope you and yours are well. Here we had a really awful winter. March 8th I came within an ace of cashing in my chips! I am still rather groggy. That is one good reason why I am worried at not having heard from you for so long: in case of things happening you will become a man of very great importance and responsibility. You ought to keep in close and constant touch with me. — one never knows — at least, without inquiring, and death is a subject which I do not think it right to be inquisitive.

Well, I hope to hear from you soon — with some good news

93 93/93 Yours {Signed:} Aleister



Yours to hand this A.M. No time to seal it till to-night!

Found a “Magick” better than the 4-vol, as it’s convenient to have them all in one. But it reduces the selling value, when you’re through with it, if ever: So I’ve knocked £1.1.0 off the regular price.

Haste! Haste!

93 93/93 {Signed:} A.C.

Note: Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, March 1994

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