By Allen Greenfield

Having spent the day musing over the origins of the modern
witchcraft, I had a shiny dream. It looked to be a chilly January
afternoon, and Aleister Crowley used to be having Gerald Gardner over
to tea. It was once 1945, and speak of an early finish to the struggle was
in the air. an environment of optimism prevailed within the "free
world" , however the wheezing outdated magus used to be having none of it.
"Nobody is drawn to magick any more!" Crowley ejaculated.
"My buddies at the Continent are useless or in exile, or grown old;
the move in the United States is in shambles. i have noticeable my best
candidates flip opposed to me....Achad, Regardie -- even that
gentleman out in California, what is - his - identify, AMORC, the
one that made the entire money.."

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This being the fourth time, he heard a crow cawing. 'Oh! ' he said. He lifted off the lid of the basket and looked around. ' He was very happy. He put the lid back on the basket and took off. Ntl'tVsemtm (Coyote's Son) | 27 This place where the young man landed is in Lytton. That is why a lot of people say Lytton must be the centre of the world because all legends seem to meet there. Today, somewhere in Lytton is the flat rock where NtTik'semtm landed. ' These old people are the spiders with their web.

Again he returned to his starting point. Grandfather Spider was angry with him. ' he demanded. 'Oh, I'm just bidding you goodbye! ' said the boy. The boy was lowered for a third time. This time he reached the grasslands before he opened his eyes. Once more he found himself back with Spider. ' said Spider. 'Now it's the earth! You are to stop four times before you open your eyes! ' Down, down, down, down went the boy, until he reached the treetops. He rolled about. He fell again, this time to the bushes.

The people from the south say it was Antelope, but the people here say it was Wolf. Wolf would more likely be his brother. The Lytton people had a ball, which they played with. There was kind of a weekend festival they would have every so often. They would have a great time playing with this ball. People came from miles around; all the Nlha/kapmx would go there and enjoy themselves. Coyote went down there. Coyote was a show-off. He was kind of always undernourished. He was, in human flesh, a skinny, tall man with drawn-in cheeks, and when he spoke, he spoke with a drawn-in voice.

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