Tom Bradley’s ‘Elmer Crowley’

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Tom Bradley writes:

Your readers should be informed of this little known doctrine in the religion of Thelema: After making careful preparations to ensure himself a proper reincarnation, the dying Aleister Crowley flubbed one syllable of the magickal incantation and came back as Elmer Fudd.

This piqued my interests enough for me to go digging around the web, and it turns out that Bradley and friends have created a book-length exploration of this metaphysical mix-up: Elmer Crowley. Sounds pretty fun:

The Great Beast never manages to figure out where he is. His Elmer Fudd senses don’t seem to work well, so he sees everything a bit cock-eyed. Bugs Bunny is a strange gray presence with a couple of penile protuberances rising from its head. Daffy Duck is a horrendously irritating black entity.

Crowley tries to interpret his experience in terms of the Egyptian and Tibetan Books of the Dead, plus the Greek Eleusinian mysteries, the Theravada school, etc. Madame Blavatsky keeps rearing her disapproving head.

There are two orgy scenes, one in the cartoon world, and a parallel one in Pasadena of 1910. These are full of unspeakable depravity and monstrosity, taken from Crowley’s own horror fiction, plus cute little Tweety Pie, who plays the part of Baubo, the headless Greek comedienne-demoness.

Learn more about Elmer Crowley here.


Bonus: Here’s the Elmer Fudd version of Crowley’s The Book of the Law.

10 Comments on "Tom Bradley’s ‘Elmer Crowley’"

  1. Echar Lailoken | Jun 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm |

    Evewy man and evewy woman is a staw


  2. doodahman | Jun 13, 2014 at 11:58 am |

    that wascally wizard

  3. Gerry Kamin | Jun 13, 2014 at 5:20 pm |

    Thanks for the attention, but my reincarnation went just fine.

  4. tombradleydotorg | Jun 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm |

    One way to find out.

    • heinrich6666 | Jun 14, 2014 at 2:15 am |

      You mean sit and meditate? Or seek wise spiritual counsel from a priest?

      • tombradleydotorg | Jun 14, 2014 at 5:32 am |

        Sure, you could do that. But there’s another way to determine which of two books is better or worse.

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