Re: the point in the circle
Jul 16, 1997 10:39 PM
by Tim Maroney
>>we both believe that Crowley was more theosophical than
>>either the O.T.O. or the T.S. would like to admit).
>I think otherwise. Crowley was a racist pure and simple.
Reductionist biography is a rather futile exercise. Crowley had the
failing of racism, just as Blavatsky had many character failings, which
even her closest associates had to admit in writing about her. Both of
the two also had many other aspects to their character, some positive,
some negative, most ambiguous.
Their multidimensionality doesn't make their flaws any less worthy of
condemnation. It's just that trying to reduce a complex individual to a
single failing is not particularly good biography. It would be like
saying that Blavatsky was a foul-tempered faker, pure and simple. She was
those things, but whe was also so much more.
Tim Maroney firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.maroney.org
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