Al-Lex-Luthor Crowley

From a Thelemic website:

Alchemy had three main objects:
1. The transmutation of the base metals into gold, or more generally the conversion of abundant relatively useless material into rare useful substances. 2. The prolongation of life indefinitely, or more generally, the cure of all disease and senility. 3. The creation of a human being from non-living chemical materials, such as an artificial man being called the android or homunculus [cf. the IX' secret document 'De Homunculus' in which Crowley relates sex magick secrets in the fabrication of the Magical Child, described previously in this series and conflated with the fabrication of the 'Elixir of Life' as the effluvia of ritualized sexuality in prescribed circumstances, often fabricating an astral or magical being to carry to fruition. the desire/will of the magician; mu]; or in more general terms, to create living things from non-living [cf. various genesis stories in which the gods effect this very thing, being immortal and able to transmute substances from one to another.

A History of Magic, Witchcraft and Occultism, by W.B. Crow, Whilshire Book Co, 1979; pp. 199-200.

Ritualized sexuality, eh? You can cut the sexual tension on that page with a knife...


  1. Wasn't Crowley trying to make a "moon child" or something? Along with his good buddy, L. Ron Hubbard, in sexmagic ceremonies... Also at the end of "The Never Ending Story," the main character has to give a name to the princess to keep the story alive (or whatever?) and he yells out "Moon Child!"

  2. That was actually Jack Parsons. I mention that story in Our Gods Wear Spandex. Moonchild is also the alternate name for those born under the sign of Cancer.