Kenneth Grant

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Kenneth Grant

England 1924 – 2011

Comments: Thelemite; Qabalist; Rosicrucian; Left Hand Path; Tantra; lost legal battle for OTO name to Grady McMurtry in USA; held court at the Prince Albert pub on Golders Green Road; began working with the Sirius/Set "current," 1955; Very interesting if Dark approach to Crowley through Frater Achad AKA Charles Stansfeld Jones to what in Hebrew would be called the Sitra Ahra aka Other Side of the Tree of Life, which he dubs the Mauve Zone (Pale Purple Zone} where the kalas or secretions from various sexual acts open communication with the "Angels" of the excesses of each Sepheroith; Theory is deduced from the Ari (Isaac Luria), Rabbi Eleazar Ben Judah and Raziel aka Abraham Abulafia, but developed by Rabbi Moses Zinfa of Burgos, Jehudah the Hasid and Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla, before transferring to the False Messiah Sabbatai Zevi and his Sabbateans, like Nathan of Gaza and Jacob Frank;


Teachers: Aleister Crowley ,1944; Austin Osman Spare; "outerhuman being" S'lba; H. P. Lovecraft; Karl Germer; David Curwen; Rosaleen Norton; Madeline Montalban AKA Dolores Nork AKA Dolores North AKA Sylvia Royals; Frederic Mellinger; Eugen Grosche; Wilfred Smith ; Yogi Srinivasa Iyangar; Svatmarama Svamin; Frater Achad AKA Charles Stansfeld Jones; Abraham Abulafia; Rabbi Moses Zinfa of Burgos; Jehudah the Hasid ; Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla; Sabbatai Zevi; Nathan of Gaza ; Jacob Frank; Maria de Naglowaska aka the Sophia of Montparnasse, 1883 - 1936;


Students: Stephi Grant, wife; Chuck Furnace; Stephen Mace; Henrik Bogdan; Martin Starr; Steven Greenwood AKA Randolf Carter of the Esoteric Order of Dagon (EOD); Obed Marsh; Michael Staley ; Nema; Dominik Tischleder; Robert Taylor; Simon Hinton; Jonathon Blakeley; Alastair Campbell; Ann Campbell; Linda Falorio; Fred Fowler ; Olive Green; David Tibet aka David Michael Bunting of Current 93 band; Ekortu aka Johan "Shamaatae" Lahger aka VEXIOR 218, author of U R S A K Y N G I - Volume I - The Essence of Thursian Sorcery; Paula Pagani; Michael Staley; Peter Smith; Linda Falorio ; Paul Lowe; Soror Pasht-akhti; Margaret Ingalls; Gavin W. Semple; Zivorad Mihajlovic-Slavinski; Robert Taylor; Kenneth Deigh, editor of Mezlim: An Independent Journal for the Working Magus , not to be confused with the earlier Kenneth Grant Typhonian [OTO] MEZLA magazine; Jaq D. Hawkins, author of Understanding Chaos Magick, 1996; Frater PVN; Philip Greco aka Horus); Linda Falorio; Mishlen Linden; Quahavin MacMath; Frater AIO-N 131; Michael Bertiaux; Louis Martinié,; Nema; Don Karr; The OAI aka Ordo Adeptorum Invisiblum; The 416 Lodge;



Friends; Michael Houghton, Atlantis Bookshop; Michael Bertiaux; Barry William Hale; David Chaim Smith; David Beth; Nevill Drury; Francis King; Stephen Skinner; Ian Hendry; John Symonds; Janice Ayers; Mike Magee; Lee Abbott; Martin Curtis; Peter Robert Koenig;

Enemies: Marcelo Ramos Motta; Grady McMurtry; H. J. Metzger AKA Fra. Paragranus ; Noel Fitzgerald

Organizations: founded the New Isis Lodge and Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis AKA the Typhonian Order; A..A.. Argentum Astrum (Order of the Silver Star); OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis, expelled by Germer July 20,1955; Zos Kia Cultus, 1952;

Author: The Chronicles of Kralnia; The Magical Revival ; Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God; Cults of the Shadow; Nightside of Eden ; Outside the Circles of Time; Hecate's Fountain; Outer Gateways ; Beyond the Mauve Zone ; The Ninth Arch ; Remembering Aleister Crowley,1992; Zos Speaks! Encounters with Austin Osman Spare, 1998; Images and Oracles of Austin Osman Spare, 2003; Borough Satyr, The Life and Art of Austin Osman Spare, (includes a contribution from Steffi Grant), 2005; At the Feet of the Guru: Twenty Five Essays, 2006. ; Hidden Lore: The Carfax Monographs by Kenneth & Steffi Grant, 2006; Dearest Vera Holograph letters from Austin Osman Spare to Vera Wainwright; The Gull's Beak and other poems, 1970; Black to Black and other Poems, 1963; Convolvulus & other poems; Dance, Doll, Dance!; Hidden Lore, Hermetic Glyphs; The Other Child and Other Tales; Snakewand and The Darker Strain; editor of MEZLA magazine; At the Feet of the Guru;



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Grant; http://www.fulgur.co.uk/authors/grant/ ; read him here - http://darkbooks.org/collection/Kenneth-Grant.html ; http://parareligion.ch/staley.htm; Http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/LovecraftOccultism.html