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.
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