THIS IS one of the shows I’ll have to listen to a second time to really grasp what we were talking about. Peter Levenda, author of the trilogy Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft and The Dark Lord: H.P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant, and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic, joined us to discuss some of the unforgettable moments of 20th century history and the bizarre, and probably metaphysical, links between them.
Did Aleister Crowley herald the dawn of a new age? Why are there startling parallels between Crowley’s received text that made up The Book of the Law and the horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft? And why were so many people with links to the occult in orbit around the man who took the rap for assassinating President John F. Kennedy?
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