Someone probably had a hell of a party…

The 8th was the 100th Anniversary of what for quite a few people (not including me) was the start of a new aeon. For on that day a century ago did Ankh-af-na-Khonsu receive the first chapter of something called The Book of The Law, in Cairo. It was at approximately 9 AM London time apparently. Ankh-af-na-Khonsu was Aleister Crowley, BTW. In common with Julian Cope, I always saw Sly Stone as a key mythological representative of this current, albeit crossed with that of the BLACK ATLANTIC proposed by Kodwo Eshun. Certainly, I’ve always thought Crowley’s epigram Every man and woman is a star was effectively translated by Sly as Everybody is a star:

Everybody is a star
I can feel it when you shine on me
I love you for who you are
Not the one you feel you need to be
Ever catch a falling star
Ain’t no stopping ’til it’s in the ground
Everybody is a star
One big circle going round and round.

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