(Editor’s note: This was the very first TEoB post deposited way back in 2009. Before our Agents can begin dispatching their latest research, our operatives are slowly integrating all the initial reports and communiques that once occupied TEoB back into their proper places..)
Aleister Crowley reads The Pentagram from a cylinder recording, cir.1910.
The Pentagram (Dedicated to George Raffalovich)
In the Years of the Primal Course, in the dawn of terrestrial
birth, Man mastered the mammoth and horse, and Man was the
Lord of the Earth.
He made him an hollow skin from the heart of an holy tree,
He compassed the earth therien, and Man was the Lord of
He controlled the vigour of steam, he harnessed the light-
ning for hire; He drove the celestial team, and man was the Lord of the Fire.
Deep-mouthed from their thrones deep-seated, the choirs
of the æeons declare The last of the demons defeated, for Man is the Lord of
Arise, O Man, in thy strength! the kingdom is thine to
inherit, Till the high gods witness at length that Man is the Lord
of his spirit.
Aleister Crowley Reads The Pentagram from a cylinder recording, cir.1910.