Leah Hirsig

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Leah Hirsig AKA Soror Alostrael AKA “the womb (or grail) of God.” AKA Contessa Lea Harcourt AKA the bride of Chaos AKA The Scarlet Woman

Switzerland / America 1883 - 1975

Comments: Thelemite; Babalon AKA "Scarlet Woman"; eventually reduced to prostitution in Tunis; met Aleister Crowley in NYC, 1918; after a nervous breakdown in France she recovered in America and lived a quiet, long life;while she became the Scarlett Woman of Thelma her sister did the same in the Cult of Oom.

Teachers: Aleister Crowley;

Students: Norman Mudd; Frater Hippokleides; Chuck Furnace; Jerry Cornelius; Robert Anton Wilson; Paul Krassner ;

Friends / Partners: Mrs. Marian Dockerill AKA her sister Alma Hirsig;

Enemies: Betty May, Raoul Loveday's widow; Dorothy Olsen, her successor when Crowley abandoned her and Norman Mudd;

Organizations: Abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Italy; A∴A∴ or Argenteum Astrum (the Silver Star); OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis;

Author: subject of Crowley's poem "Leah Sublime"; . The Magical record of the Scarlet Woman, read some of it here: http://www.scarletwoman.org/scarletletter/v2n3/v2n3_leah4.html

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leah_Hirsig; http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php; http://www.scarletwoman.org/scarletletter/v2n3/v2n3_leah4.html/Leah_Hirsig;https://blogs.harvard.edu/houghton/2014/04/29/a-warning-from-the-high-priestess-of-oom/