Monday, August 18, 2014

Monster Kid Radio #125 - Talking Monsters: The Black Cat with Gregory William Mank

We're going back to Monster Bash, June 2014, in this episode of Monster Kid Radio! At the convention, after of a showing of 1934's The Black Cat (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer), Gregory William Mank talked about this historic and original film featuring two of the patron saints of Monster Kid Radio - Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. This recording appears on Monster Kid Radio with the permission of Mr. Mank.

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  1. To correct some erroneous information from this episode, Aleister Crowley was NOT a Satanist. "Black masses" were not practiced at the Abbey of Thelema either.

    Crowley's entrance into occultism proper was through his initiation into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which was, as the name would suggest, a magical lodge dedicated to Hermeticism and Masonry. After the collapse of the GD, Crolwey received the Book of the Law while honeymooning in Cairo. Believing the book to have been dictated to him by a praeterhumnan intelligence named Aiwass, Crowley began actively preaching Thelema, the True Will, as described by Aiwass. After meeting with members of the OTO, Crowley then began formulating his own magical lodge, the A.:A.:.

    It must be stressed that in now way were any of the magical lodges to which Crowley either was a member of, or himself founded, Satanic in character. And while Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966 utilizing some of Crowley's ideas, the CoS was never a Thelemic organization.

    The speaker is either willfully misrepresenting history or his painfully ignorant of it.

  2. Thanks for the update and the information!