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Ugh Crowley and Smith met only once their twenty year correspondence proved to be a major link to the few and the faithful attracted to Crowley's work in the USA and Canada THE UNKNOWN GOD is a fascinating and complex human story intimately interwoven with the lives of most of Crowley's American disciples including CF Russell Jane Wolfe Max R Schneider Jack Parsons Louis T Culling Frederic Mellinger. To tell the story of the occult order the Ordo Templi Orientis OTO in North America during the early 20th century Starr organizes his narrative around the one person who consistently was there throughout the OTOs development W T Smith The book is valuable for it extensive citation of correspondence between the main actors in the order much of it in the authors private collection And through his organization or that material Starr is able to show the trails of the men and women who tried to establish a new religion Thelema in the US and Canada in this particula Mating Flight early 20th century Starr organizes his narrative around the one person who consistently was there throughout the OTOs development W T Smith The book is valuable for it Road-map to the Indians Treasure extensive citation of correspondence between the main actors in the order much of it in the authors private collection And through his organization or that material Starr is able to show the trails of the men and women who tried to Green dog trumpet and other stories establish a new religion Thelema in the US and Canada in this particula

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The first documentary study of Aleister Crowley's contemporary followers in North America told through the life of their de facto leader Wilfred Talbot Smith 1885 1957 Smith 'Frater 132' the unacknowledged offspring of a prominent English family emigrated to Canada where he encountered Charles Stansfeld Jones 'Frater Achad' and through him the works of Aleister Crowley 'Baphomet 'and 'Therion' Altho. I almost wish I hadn t read it I am at least glad I waited until moving through some of the OTO degrees myselfWhile the bulk of the book focuses on the personalities and histories of Smith s associates in the world of Thelema there come times when Starr unrestricted by any vows surrounding the degree work refers to information that some particularly members of the Order may regard as secret Of course since most of this focuses on the early history of the OTO in North America in the first half of the 20th century much of it no longer applies or applies differe

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And Grady L McMurtry as well as occult teachers like H Spencer Lewis AMORC Paul Foster Case BOTA and Wayne Walker OM Hollywood actors such as John Carradine and even the founder of the Mattachine Society Harry HayStudents of 19th and 20th century esoteric movements including the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn the Theosophical Society and the Crowleyan Orders will find THE UNKNOWN GOD worth readi. Martin Starr AB 81AuthorThe first documentary study of Aleister Crowley s contemporary followers in North America told through the life of their de facto leader Wilfred Talbot Smith 1885 1957 Smith the unacknowledged offspring of a prominent English family emigrated to Canada where he met Charles Stansfeld Jones and through him the works of Aleister Crowley Although Crowley and Smith met only once their twenty year correspondence proved to be a major link to the few and the faithful attracted to Crowley s work in the United States and Canada Smith s spiritual


6 thoughts on “The Unknown God WT Smith and the Thelemites

  1. says:

    I almost wish I hadn't read it; I am at least glad I waited until moving through some of the OTO degrees myselfWhile the bulk of the book focuses on the personalities and histories of Smith's associates in the world of Thelema there come times when Starr unrestricted by any vows surrounding the degree work refers to information that some particularly members of the Order may regard as secret Of course since most of this focuses o

  2. says:

    To tell the story of the occult order the Ordo Templi Orientis OTO in North America during the early 20th century Starr organizes his narrative around the one person who consistently was there throughout the OTOs development W T Smith The book is valuable for it extensive citation of correspondence between the main actors in the order much of it in the authors private collection And through his organization or

  3. says:

    Martin Starr AB'81AuthorThe first documentary study of Aleister Crowley's contemporary followers in North America told through the life of their de facto leader Wilfred Talbot Smith 1885 1957 Smith the unacknowledged offspring of a prominent

  4. says:

    Excellent factual and historical reference of Crowleys attempt to establish a vechicle for the new Aeon It actually does not paint him in a good light at all especially his treatment of the Agape lodges head Wilfred T SmithAll in al

  5. says:

    VERY well researched A great read about a little known American accolyte of Aleister Crowley Though some knowledge of the OTO and Crowley may help Starr has written a great stand alone book about the man the rest

  6. says:

    I'm envious of the resources that Martin hashe did a great job

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