Desperately Seeking … Something

Of late I have been too wrapped up in material concerns (helping M move) to have much time for MOTO. There has been a bit of movement on the Golden Dawn front with Nick Farrell e-publishing as open source an important AO document from the early 20s. Poor Nick is being vilified and flamed and subject to all sorts of wot-nots by some GD folk for his action. I will have some more to say on this soon, but for now would simply ask everyone to consider the actual people involved in this. We may question the wisdom of his decision, but Nick’s intentions (borne out by his public work and service) are really beyond reproach and to get personal and nasty is just not cricket – as my teacher used to say.

Anyway… for some quick light relief I have been scanning the search terms people have plonked into Google and other beasties to find MOTO. There are the obvious ones there – like “By Names and Images” (the much delayed book), and “Golden Dawn Ritual”. The page most people get to from these searches is “Notes on  an Unpublished Pentagram Diagram” which goes to show that the old ‘say its secret and it will sell’ strategy will still pay dirt in the magical community 🙂

There are some interesting ones which make me wonder about the people searching for this information (and what they thought of MOTO when they found us). For example:

  • “Israel Regardie death spell”

Now is that to kill Mr Regardie (if so, a bit late) or a spell created by him to nobble someone who’s pissing you off?

Some people just want answers:

  • “What does Atlantis mean to Wiccans?”

Yes, well we all wonder that. But how about,

  • “Lesbian sex moves”?

I still can’t figure out what page that hit, but I am sure the searcher was mightily disappointed, though maybe less so than the person who found MOTO while searching for “Christian sex”. 🙂

Of course some people like to combine their interests, and so we have:

  • “Golden Dawn mystic sex chants”

I guess the double CD gift pack is just around the corner.

crowley bbq2Another person no doubt cursed MOTO when he found nothing to satisfy his craving for:

  • “Photos of Lisa Simpson naked”.

Seriously, what were they expecting to see?

However, my all time favourite search which found us is:

  • “Aleister Crowley Steak”

Doesn’t that make the tummy rumble. Or something. 🙂

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8 comments

  1. David · June 2, 2009

    Hilarious!

  2. David · June 2, 2009

    Hahaha, some people are… Odd?

  3. Dean Wilson · June 2, 2009

    David said it 😀

    I’m on two minds about doing the same for Mishkan ha-Echad 😛

    LVX,
    Dean.

  4. Suecae · June 2, 2009

    Incredibly fun. Maybe the person searching for the “Aleister Crowley Steak” wanted a recipe or something. 🙂

  5. David Griffin · June 3, 2009

    Care Frater Peregrin,
    I notice that you have been busy, so allwo me to bring you up to speed. My passion about the subject of the importance of Hermetic Secrecy led to an emotionally laden discussion that was quickly being derailed by those who would turn a spark into a bonfire in order to cloud peoples smoke with eyes rather than engage in legitimate debate.
    The question of the value and importance of Hermetic Secrecy, and the feeling of entitlement by certain individuals to profane hitherto unpublished materials is too important to allow to be derailed in this manner.
    Your present post adds nothing substantial to the discussion. In fact, your allegations of vilification tend to fuel the flames rather than adress the underlying issues in any substantial way.
    I invite you instead to state your philosophical position regarding the value and importance of Hermetic Secrecy, versus the feeling of entitlement to profane by publication hitherto unpublished materials from your own or other orders.
    I am particularly interested in your philosophical position in this regard in light our your having published many of the Aura papers without having first obtained the permission of the still surviving Chiefs of the Cromlech temple and the Sun Order.

    L.e.S.

  6. David Griffin · June 3, 2009

    Care Frater Peregrin,
    I notice that you have been busy, so allwo me to bring you up to speed. My passion about the subject of the importance of Hermetic Secrecy led to an emotionally laden discussion that was quickly being derailed by those who would turn a spark into a bonfire in order to cloud peoples smoke with eyes rather than engage in legitimate debate.
    The question of the value and importance of Hermetic Secrecy, and the feeling of entitlement by certain individuals to profane hitherto unpublished materials is too important to allow to be derailed in this manner.
    This is why I deleted all previous posts on the subject on the HOGD/AO forum and blog and refocused the discussion to a philisophical discussion of the underlying issues.
    Your present post unfortunately adds nothing substantial to the discussion. In fact, allegations of vilification merely tend to fuel the flames and create distracting blog chatter rather than adressing the extremely important, underlying issues in any substantial way.
    I invite you instead to set forth your philosophical position regarding the value and importance of Hermetic Secrecy, versus the feeling of entitlement to profane by publication hitherto unpublished materials from your own or any other order.
    I am particularly interested in your philosophical position in this regard in light our your having published many of the Aura papers without having first obtained the permission of the Chiefs of the still surviving Cromlech temple and the Sun Order.

    L.e.S.

  7. Morgan Drake Eckstein · June 3, 2009

    How are you getting such interesting search terms? Mine are so vanilla in comparsion. Of course, after seeing your list, I am thinking about doing a page (or maybe a blog entry) detailing a Regardie Death Spell.

  8. Peregrin · June 3, 2009

    Hello and thanks for all the responses 🙂

    GH Fr L.e.S – i will be posting a new blog post on this subject shortly as I mentioned. For now, i think some of my position can be found trawling through past entries on MOTO 🙂 Thanks for bringing me up to speed re the AO forum as i do not have time to read much at the moment.

    Morgan – look forward to the post with great anticipation 🙂 Someone also privately suggested to me i run a competition for the best ‘Aleister Crowley Steak’ recipe 🙂

    thanks 🙂

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