(06/17/1947) Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry

The Mark of the Beast“Netherwood”,
The Ridge

17th June, 1947.

Dear Grady,

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

It seems a long while since I heard from you. This is a great mistake: I will tell you why, in strict confidence. In the event of my death, Frater Saturnus is of course my successor, but after his death the terrible burden of responsibility might very easily fall upon your shoulders; for this reason I should like you to keep closely in touch with me.

I am sending you a bound copy of “Olla” to remind you of me.

By the way, “Magick without Tears” is almost finished, but there are two letters missing; these will either have to be found or re-written. There appears to be quite a good chance of getting the book issued through a regular Publisher. This means, of course, that the discount will be very much heavier, but this is all to your advantage, because it means the selling of many more extra copies, and your share is 25% of the gross receipts, not of the nett.

I am very busy this afternoon so I must break off here.

Love is the law, love under will.

Yours Fraternally,

{Signed:} Aleister

Note: Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, September 1994.

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