Book Eight

Liber VIII
A Veritable Metaphysical Pot Pourri




"More and more we are finding

that mythology in general

though greatly contorted very often has some historic base.

And the interesting thing is that one myth

which occurs over and over again in many parts of the world

is that somewhere a long time ago

supernatural beings had sexual intercourse

with natural women and produced

a special breed of people."



The Universe is the Practical Joke of the General
at the Expense of the Particular,
quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed.
But those disciples nearest to him wept,
seeing the Universal Sorrow.
Those next to them laughed, seeing the Universal Joke.
Below these certain disciples wept. Then certain laughed.
Others next wept. Others next laughed.
Next others wept. Next others laughed.
Last came those that wept because they could not see the Joke,
and those that laughed lest they should be thought
not to see the Joke,
and thought it safe to act like Frater Perdurabo.
But though Frater Perdurabo laughed openly,
he also at the same time wept secretly;
and in himself he neither laughed nor wept.
Nor did he mean what he said.



1.   Aleister Crowley and the LAM Statement
2.   On Angels, Aliens and Djinn
3.   A Relevant Magickal Rope Trick
4.   The Birth of the Modern UFO Mythos
5.   The Man Who Invented Flying Saucers
6.   Manly P. Hall on Ceremonial Magick
7.   Manly P. Hall on Elementals
8.   Manly P. Hall on UFOs (1950, extremely rare)
9.   Incubus/Succubus "Space Aliens"
10. The Entities of the Imaginal Realm
11. W.B. Yeats & the Little People
33. On the Nature of Initiation