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Mel Smith and other fond farewells in wake of Snoo

Michael Coveney missed out hearing Simon Callow regale a funeral going audience with tales of his adventures while researching Aleister Crowley in Sicily. How’s that for passing mention of Aleister Crowley in “Mel Smith and other fond farewells in wake of Snoo“? I know about the abysmal Bruce Dickinson film where Simon Callow played a surprisingly good Crowley, but I wasn’t aware of an as yet unmade film. Cowell was pretty much the only thing worth watching in Chemical Wedding but, even then, you’d best just stop watching in the middle to avoid the unnecessary death of brain cells entailed by a full viewing. But, what is this about some other Crowley film, as yet unfilmed?

“I was out of town on Friday and unable to attend Snoo Wilson’s funeral, but my friend Peter Ansorge assures me that Simon Callow was on fine form, in a purple suit, singing Snoo’s praises and recounting their hilarious adventures while researching in Sicily the film about Aleister Crowley they never managed to make.” [via]

In Nomine Babalon, CXLVI

CXLVI

The chemical wedding, the marriage divine,

For the act of creation do lovers entwine!

Truest love, once given, is never withdrawn!

I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!

In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess

 

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Credo the webseries trailer

 

Credo the webseries trailer is a video for a project that appears from their social network page to have begun work on actually filming episodes. The trailer dialogue quotes The Book of the Law, Liber AL vel Legis, I 15, “and in his woman called the Scarlet Woman is all power given” but also has a rather angry man in what appears to be a pulpit or witness stand shouting a radical misquote: “People do what they will. That is the whole of the law!” So, you know, it seems like this is going down a lazy path into sensational boogeyman territory with a storyline based on crazy people and panicky straw man interpretations of esoteric ideas, or some such.

But, maybe they can pull it out of the nose dive and avoid another Chemical Wedding fiasco. Or, at least, make it clear in the narrative that the character is mistaken. How interesting would it be if the next line of dialogue has the seemingly stuffy and square old man in the trailer turn out to be rational enough to point out the misquote and hip-check the nutter? “You know, that is not what the Book of the Law actually says, and I’d encourage you to read Aleister Crowley’s comments on the topic, because you may find that enlightening in regard to the difference between ‘want’ and ‘Will’. Also, anger management much?”

Anyhow, this is a project I’ve noticed before, and was quite sure I’d mentioned though I cannot now find where (maybe it’s an old social post not added back to the blog yet), so I thought I’d point this out and also that they are actually casting now and appear to be getting this series filmed. I half think I should suggest that if you’re an actual Thelemite in the Colchester Essex area, you could try an audition and stealthily get someone on the inside who can at least activate the autopilot in time to avoid a wreck …

“An original supernatural thriller webseries being independently produced in Colchester Essex. Created by Will Wright and written by Tobias Bowman” [via]