That is some articulate stuff. I think that Lady Mimi is right to catch that the forces in the situation have much to do with the thought-word-mind connection in the bigger picture. But, I don't think that the folks you spoke of were the best that Crowley students have to offer. There are Sufis who believe in the gods, and their are extremists who believe that all ancient things are bad, but they often are grouped under the same designation. Crowley at one point actually described an Order that resembles the resistance front in Heinlein's _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_, with small discreet cells and nobody fraternizing, just assisting a handful of resonant students with their projects. I mean, there is the Westboro Baptist who does all manner of mean and nutty things, and then there is Rick Wakeman, a British musical and comic genius who is a member of the Southern Baptists, the largest American sect (played the piano on "Morning Has Broken" by future Muslim, Cat Stevens). It is easier to gain access to a Westboro, I guess, but... It does sound like mojo booster oils and spells could help, beyond making firm the stable mental platform of good magic. When Sallie Glassman was heading up a OTO chapter, years ago, I would attend their Saturday group to watch Pee Wee's Playhouse. Most of the people there wanted to talk about things other than Magick, but once or twice, I asked her about an important question. The most important question I had had to wait until a friend of hers came for an extended visit. When he appeared, the results were nothing short of a miraculous transmission from Thoth.
Best of better luck and evolution and a Happy New Year, guys...
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