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Aleister Crowley’s influence on Sean Avery and Elijah Blue Allman

Aleister Crowley’s influence on Sean Avery and Elijah Blue Allman
Aleister Crowley’s influence on Sean Avery and Elijah Blue Allman
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Having written much about Aleister Crowley and his influence upon pop-occulture, we will, herein, continue considering personage who have looked to the to mega therion / the great beast for inspiration. Find our previous articles on Crowley here—which range from L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology to Damien Echols (of the West Memphis Three-WM3 murders infamy) and much, much more.

The following is from Eric Spitznagel’s interview with Sean Avery (“Sean Avery is not a Monster: He's a Jedi Ninja,” Vanity Fair, June 12 2009 AD):

So your life has become like an adolescent boy's daydreams?

I know that doesn't really make any sense at all. But I'm at a point in my life where I've accepted that I'm not going to be completely understood. Right now, it's like a crazy Aleister Crowley book that you can't really understand.

Wait, what? Aleister Crowley?

You read it and he's trying to explain something that's so unexplainable at this point to me. I don't understand it, but I'm trying to figure it out. I'll figure it out someday, and then I'm gonna write a book about how to channel your anger.

And if the Crowley comparisons continue, I assume there'll be a little black magick in there, too.

You never know. (Laughs.)”

The following is from Evgenia Peretz’s interview with Elijah Blue Allman (“Sons and Daughters Born to Be Wild,” Vanity Fair, November 2001 AD):

Elijah Blue Allman (musician son of Cher and her second husband Gregg Allman):

“As the son of Allman and the icon Cher, Elijah Blue had to develop what he calls ‘my serious ownness to be able to survive in this world.’ With that in mind, he lost himself in the work of British occultist Aleister Crowley, an obsession that begat the band Deadsy, which represents a brand-new movement in music Elijah calls ‘undercore.’ If you have two weeks, Elijah could explain it all to you. But on this summer afternoon at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, he breaks it down in just an hour, with the help of his friend and manager, Josh Richman.

‘The band is separated into five entities,’ says Elijah, boiling with intensity beneath his tall, blond, reserved exterior. ‘There’s War, Leisure, Academia, Horror, and—’ ‘Medicine,’ interrupts Richman…‘And, as says the manifesto, these things, we think, are five kind of cornerstones, or whatever you want to call it, that we can kind of express all of humanity, history, whatever. We’re really kind of into showing Deadsy as, like, almost a relic. I want to associate us with, like, the cradle of civilization.’ ‘A philosophy. A legacy,’ Richman adds.”

Deadsy’s albums and otherwise imagery are filled with references to Freemasonry including text in a secret Masonic language.


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