Walk Like an Egyptian: Egypt as Authority in Aleister Crowley’s Reception of The Book of the Law

  title={Walk Like an Egyptian: Egypt as Authority in Aleister Crowley’s Reception of The Book of the Law},
  author={Caroline Jane Tully},
  journal={The Pomegranate},
  • C. Tully
  • Published 11 January 2011
  • Sociology
  • The Pomegranate
This article investigates the story of Aleister Crowley’s reception of The Book of the Law in Cairo, Egypt, in 1904, focusing on the question of why it occurred in Egypt. The article contends that Crowley created this foundation narrative, which involved specifically incorporating an Egyptian antiquity from a museum, the “Stele of Revealing,’” in Egypt because he was working within a conceptual structure that privileged Egypt as a source of Hermetic authority. The article explores Crowley’s… 

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