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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.

Reviewer sounds bitter and maybe needs some love

Reviewer sounds bitter and maybe needs some love at “Aleister Crowley: The Biography Review“.

“It is the belief of Tobias Churton that a perverse ‘hatred of bourgeois attitudes’ is what motivated Aleister Crowley until the very end of his days.

I’m not so sure. Crowley liked his creature comforts and his zany posturing would fit in well with upper-class dilettante life. Crowley lived off family money for as long as he could and, when the inheritance expired, tried to raise funds by suing everyone for defamation of character. Such were his delusions of grandeur one of Crowley’s aliases was Count Vladimir Svareff and, after graduating from Cambridge, he bought a castle near Loch Ness. There was also a villa in Sicily where Crowley presided over his orgies like a Victorian patriarch.”

And, check out the masthead for the Express, for a bit of synchronistic symbolism:

If you’re interested in biographies of Aleister Crowley, you may want to check out Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy by Tobias Churton.

Na na na na na Supergods!

In this video with Grant Morrison, this interviewer, Dylan Ratigan, is actually speaking some pretty radical ideas, and this on MSNBC; with Grant Morrison about his new book Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human.

“Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of our heroes are not just for our entertainment. They are there to model principles we all can learn from.”

You may also be interested in We Can Be Heroes: Talking ‘Supergods’ with Grant Morrison, Grant Morrison chronicles ‘Supergods’ of comics, and HYPERBOLE PHILOSOPHY: GRANT MORRISON’S SUPERGODS

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.

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.