Seth the Ombite: Plate 13
(or as some authors would have it cunnilinctus)
Famously Reuss, visited Crowley in 1912 and accused him of publishing the central secret of the IX degree of the OTO.Indeed two years later, Crowley by his own account did publish itas chapter 69 of the
Book of Lies
. Theres a mystery there. (Starr2003:22)Kaphala 69 chapter 69 THE WAY TO SUCCEED AND THE WAY TO SUCK EGGS!COMMENTATORARY
The key to the understanding of this chapter is given in thenumber and the title, the former being intelligible to allnations who employ Arabic figures, the later only to expertsin deciphering English puns.
Reuss founded his new OTO in 1906, a year after the deathof his Karl Kellner, his superior in then magical order. Heobviously felt liberated by the death of his teachers.
In aletter to David Curwen, quoted by (Starr 2003:22), Crowley wrote that the the secret as at that time possessed by theOrder was in a very crude and unscientific form and there was no explanation of the conditions which had to bebrought about to get it to work. Indeed the secret has beenin development ever since. Indeed it could be said that thesecret passed out of the stewardship of the OTO longbefore Crowleys death. Hence the reliance in 1986, bymembers of the caliphate OTO on popular works by