Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 692 (Tidbits)

Okay, at this point in following and reviewing Blake's THE 800 DAYS, I am tempted to ask Blake to go seek help and go to an A.C.A. Meeting - only that meeting would end up having 13 Steps, no doubt! A.C.A. would be "Aleister Crowley Anonymous" meetings! Ha! Just funnin' withya (and readers), Blake!

Blake seems to have a measure of respect (as do I) for Crowley, despite the fact that Crowley was and still is a much hated personality in recent history. If you've been reading from Blake's blog for any length of time, you'll be able to note that this is NOT the first (nor, I suspect, will it be the last) time Blake has written posts featuring Crowley quotes, biographical details on A. Crowley.

In the Day 692 weblog post, Blake takes some Crowley quotes out of context in a way I would never think to do but the result is something nearly morbidly and definitely spookily BANG ON regarding social commentary of our supposedly civilized societies. Blake the mighty blogger has taken Crowley's statements on viewpoints of gays/sexuality, and made them applicable for describing our real society's reaction or involvment in the topic of gays/sexuality...

Crowley quote: Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty

Reality: sexual identity is a social construction whereby opposite sex relationships are rewarded in society while same-sex relationships are primarily shunned, if not banned altogether in many areas of the civilized world. Additionally, it is highly LIKELY that we all experience attractions, sometimes, to same-gender individuals but have been conditioned since early childhood to repress these feelings of attraction, deeming them "unhealthy," but mostly unwanted.

I won't go through all of the assertions and wording on Blake's blog as the above is just my interpretation, anyway - one I thought I would share to show the manner in which I am appreciating Blake's material located at the Day 692 post.

Some of the assertions/quote placings are wry, some are blatantly pointing fingers, but all are APT and enjoyable to read and will create "food for thought," not only about Crowley but also about the societies in which we live.

Enjoy Blake's treatment of Crowley quotes, along with the Crowley photos on the Day 692 post!

The Day 692 post is indicative of a need for Blake to start attending A.C.A. meetings (lol) as well as Day 692 being associated with Friday January 28 2011.

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