The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

October 12, 2016

October 12, 1875

Here's a name you can remember to forget, that of British poet, David Tibet....He
says that Crowley’s stories are overdue a reassessment. “It is time to reassess these witty, strange and occasionally very dark works as the rare and lovely jewels they are,” he writes....
Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875 to December 1, 1947) is an example of how some can be impressed by one with a bovine need to dominate by wallowing in subjectivity. One needn't read anything by a figure who never denounced stories he sacrificed cats. Yeats despised him, Gurdjieff refused him entrance to the Priory. We will shut this door gently.

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