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Crowley Corollary achievement unlocked in 2016 US elections!

The Crowley Corollary achievement has today been unlocked in the 2016 US elections!

I conjured the Crowley Corollary to Godwin’s Law as a “lesser banishing ritual of the analogy” against a particular and common specious rhetorical collocation of Aleister Crowley and Satanism.

“Once a discussion of some topic reaches a comparison between Satanism and Aleister Crowley, its usefulness is over.” [via]

And the corollary to the corollary:

“The person guilty of The Crowley Corollary knows nothing interesting or useful about Aleister Crowley or Satanism, if anything at all.” [via]

Today this level of absurdity has been reached with a recent breathless Satanic Panic release about Hillary Clinton advisor John Podesta maybe attending some Marina Abromovic performance art dinner via totes legit and rational sources Drudge, Infowars and Wikileaks discussed by Xeni Jardin at Clinton advisor Podesta is a sex magic witch: Drudge Report via Infowars via Wikileaks (seems legit):

BoingBoing wiki wiccan Podesta sex magic antichrist

John Podesta practices Aleister Crowley-inspired blood sex semen magic, reports Drudge Report, citing Infowars, which cites Wikileaks. They just went Full Drudge.

“SPIRIT COOKING”: CLINTON CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN PRACTICES BIZARRE OCCULT RITUAL

Menstrual blood, semen and breast milk: Most bizarre Wikileaks revelation yet

In what is undoubtedly the most bizarre Wikileaks revelation to date, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was invited to a “spirit cooking dinner” by performance artist Marina Abramovic, to take part in an occult ritual founded by Satanist Aleister Crowley.

A Passion for Evil

For those in the UK, there’s A Passion for Evil, an upcoming stage production about Aleister Crowley which may be of interest by Purple Media in development with The Lowry. A Passion for Evil runs two nights, Sat Oct 29th and Sun Oct 30th.

If anyone attends this and wants to write a review, let me know … was it good? Was it a slide into to the Crowley Corollary of hysterical apophenic satanism or an interesting exploration worth having seen?

“Limited £5 tickets available on Studio shows – book now!

Aleister Crowley is one of the most controversial men of the 20th century.

A master of the occult, outstanding mountaineer, poet and writer. Crowley fearlessly pursued his search for the truth, exploring the world and the darker regions of his own mind, he rampaged through the hypocritical moral code of Victorian England.

They branded him the “Wickedest Man in the World” and there were allegations of human sacrifice yet even today he is followed by thousands.

In this piece of chilling theatre John Burns strips away the myth and seeks out the truth of the man they called The Beast.” [via]

Crowley is the glue that makes this pastor go gay for Satan

Here’s a bit of dialog at “Roots of Gay Activism” which is an interesting example of the kind of weak thinking which results in and from the Crowley Corollary. In this example, the person tries to link homosexuality to satanism by linking Crowley and satanism. The reasoning throughout this reminds me of nothing less than the horrific anti-intellectual nonsense that comes from the mouths of news anchors trying to ad lib.

Shofarsound: You believe that homosexuality and satanism have a direct link. Tell me about that.

Pastor Joe: In my estimation that would be the most notorious Satanist of the last century, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). [Crowley died just three years before organized homosexual activism took root in America]. Crowley stated that he had gone over to “Satan’s side” and wanted to become Satan’s chief of staff. Crowley was a bisexual, and his “Abbey of Thelema” or sex temple in Italy was found to have biographical graffiti, depicting orgies that included little children. We document this from is own admirers in our documentary, The Kinsey Syndrome. He influenced the sexual revolutionary thought processes of everyone from Alfred Kinsey to Harry Hay. It is important to know that Crowley’s end goal was the ushering in of the age of Horus and the coming Antichrist, the man of sin. He literally signed his name “The Beast 666.”

Shofarsound: What was Crowley’s purpose in partnering with the agenda of homosexual rights activists?

Pastor Joe: Crowley stated that he was out to “sodomize the boys of England,” and wanted his diabolical teachings to be “circulated among the young.” He later stated that he would target the USA to push his satanic agenda. We document that in our video “They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll” that Crowley’s teachings provided the social architecture for the counter culture revolution of the 60’s. We prove that many of the leading social revolutionaries and academics of that era, as well as a host of top rock stars, have done Crowley’s bidding and were, wittingly or unwittingly, major change agents.

Shofarsound: Crowley’s views certainly mirror those of homosexual activists we see in the spotlight today. How did he view the nuclear family?

Pastor Joe: Crowley not only stated that he had gone over to “Satan’s side” but proclaimed the family to be “public enemy number one.” His licentious motto was “Do What thou Wilt,” and he taught that the word “sin” is “restriction.” This kind of thinking will destroy both family and society, once it is embraced.

Well, there it is. It’s enough to make me want to destroy family and society just to get away from morons like those.

Beware of the God at Daniel Blau in London from Jul 8 through Aug 10

An upcoming exhibition at the Daniel Blau gallery in London will feature Neal Fox’s icons of modern pop culture, including Aeister Crowley. The exhibition “Beware of the God” will run from Jul 8th through August 10th.

“Fox’s drawings depict a phantasmagoric journey through the detritus and mythology of pop culture. From a life-long obsession with the tales of his dead grandfather, a World War II bomber pilot, writer and hell raiser, his large-scale drawings have developed into increasingly layered celebrations of the debauched and iconoclastic characters whose ideas have helped shape our collective consciousness.
Fox’s latest project takes many of the recurring subjects of his drawings and portrays them through the medium of the stained glass window. As traditional church windows show the iconography of saints, through representations of events in their lives, instruments of martyrdom and iconic motifs, Fox plays with the symbolism of each character’s cult of personality” [via]

For more about this exhibit, see also Modern saints, although the reviewer here succumbs to the facile and hysterical Crowley Corollary [via, also] by calling the figures that surround Aleister Crowley “satanic”.

Apparent Patron Saint of Outsider Art Aleister Crowley’s posthumous approval

A Perverse Mind Populated by Devils, Snakes and Buxom Nudes by Ken Johnson gives a nod to Aleister Crowley in an article about the “outsider art” of Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern.

This is an interesting example of the Crowley Corollary, in that by way of a seemingly lazy invocation of Aleister Crowley immediately after mentioning the idea of an imaginary rhetorical “satanic sex cult”, the author actually manages to make a more meta connection to Aleister Crowley’s own esoteric Outsider Art, like that found at Cefalù.

“Very quickly, Schröder-Sonnenstern’s art evolved from sketchy drawings of mysteriously symbolic emblems — mixing disembodied eyes, stars, hearts and lines of radiation — to fully realized allegories rendered in rich colors on poster-size sheets of artist’s paper. Abounding in rotund, improbably buxom nude women; grinning devils; resplendently costumed magi; snakes and other anthropomorphized creatures, and willfully animated by a comical, polymorphous perversity, his images look as if they’d been made by a member of a satanic, Orientalist sex cult. Aleister Crowley surely would have approved.”

Also, this is notably a hat-tip to Thelemapedia’s Aleister Crowley biography from a New York Times art review.

Satanic Support Call for Mr. Crowley on line 666

Dial 666 – Speak Of The Devil” offers a dramatization of Aleister Crowley in Hell.

“It could be a large number of people attempting to subvert the Census form in an anarchistic way,” said Crowley. “This doesn’t really matter. If you put it down, your soul is His for eternity thereafter.”

The call centre will be fielding calls from people enquiring about the skiing conditions in the Inferno, whether or not Granddad has been taken downstairs and discussing terms with the Horned one Himself.

“We expect that one of the more popular topics of conversation will be the exchange of an immortal soul for some favour,” Crowley admitted. “Our staff are all trained in such bargaining.”

It is not anticipated at this time that the infernal call centre will be used for cold calling people requesting their immortal soul in exchange for fame and fortune.

Hypnotized into seeing Satanists everywhere

Discussion: Is Richard Bandler a Satanist?” tries to link Richard Bandler, satanism and Aleister Crowley.

“After discussions I have been privy to about NLP training I am bound to ask if the creator of this technology Dr. Richard Bandler is a satanist. I further note the question on this forum about Mr. Alistair Crowley. What can we assume is the overlap between NLP and the occult? I am not aware of ANY mention of this matter written in the sales pitch but perhaps that’s not surprising.”

Some people seem to have this disorder where anything different is evil, and will make the weakest correlations to prove it, usually by a simple ritual formula of rhetorically collocating their target with Aleister Crowley and/or Satanism and then concluding by equating Aleister Crowley with Satanism, or visa versa. It’s like the Godwin’s Law of Occultism.

“But on a more serious note, the fact that you ask that question makes me wonder, do you actually have any knowledge of satanism at all?

Or NLP for that matter”

That meme is just as out of control as the Nazi analogy ever was, don’t you think? [see] So, it’s time for the lesser banishing ritual of the analogy: Griogair’s corollary to Godwin’s Law is “Once a discussion of some topic reaches a comparison between Satanism and Aleister Crowley, its usefulness is over.”

Update 28oct2010: It might be catchier, and therefore totally acceptable to call this The Crowley Corollary instead. And, the corollary to the corollary is: “The person guilty of The Crowley Corollary knows nothing interesting or useful about Aleister Crowley or Satanism, if anything at all.”

I think I’ll start using as a subset of “hysteria” a new tag “The Crowley Corollary” for articles I find which demonstrate this phenomenon.

Update 28oct2010: I’ve also thought of this as something like a Six Degrees of Rhetorical Satanism … that when someone finds some way to connect any given topic to either Satanism or Aleister Crowley, then the other is immediately invoked to end the usefulness of the conversation.

New article about Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes claims the villain, Lord Blackwood, is inspired by Aleister Crowley

New article about Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes at “‘Sherlock Holmes’ makes the detective a troubled action hero” claims the villain, Lord Blackwood, is inspired by Aleister Crowley.

“… the film, which hits theaters on Christmas Day, follows none of Conan Doyle’s stories, which were deemed too small, but presents Holmes battling the ominous Lord Blackwood, a figure inspired by the Victorian occultist Aleister Crowley.”