Moonchild by Aleister Crowley

A year or so before the beginning of World War I, a young woman named Lisa la Giuffria is seduced by a white magician, Cyril Grey, and persuaded into helping him in a magical battle with a black magician and his black lodge. Grey is attempting to raise the level of his force by impregnating the girl with the soul of an ethereal being — the moonchild. To achieve this, she will have to be kept in a secluded environment, and many preparatory magical rituals will be carried out. The black magician Douglas is bent on destroying Grey’s plan. However, Grey’s ultimate motives may not be what they appear. The moonchild rituals are carried out in southern Italy, but the occult organizations are based in Paris and England. At the end of the book, the war breaks out, and the white magicians support the Allies, while the black magicians support the Central Powers.

00:00 – Chapter 1. A CHINESE GOD

21:51 Chapter 2. A PHILOSOPHICAL DISQUISITION UPON THE NATURE OF THE SOUL

46:30 Chapter 3. TELEKINESIS: BEING THE ART OF MOVING OBJECTS AT A DISTANCE

1:17:48 Chapter 4. LUNCH, AFTER ALL; AND ALUMINOUS ACCOUNT OF THE FOURTH DIMENSION

1:42:34 Chapter 5. OF THE THING IN THE GARDEN; AND OF THE WAY OF THE TAO

2:08:41 Chapter 6. OF A DINNER, WITH THE TALK OF DIVERS GUESTS

2:33:52 Chapter 7. OF THE OATH OF LISA LA GIUFFRIA; AND OF HER VIGIL IN THE CHAPEL OF ABOMINATIONS

2:55:58 Chapter 8. OF THE HOMUNCULUS; CONCLUSION OF THE FORMER ARGUMENT CONCERNING THE NATURE OF THE SOUL

3:21:19 Chapter 9. HOW THEY BROUGHT THE BAD NEWS FROM ARAGO TO QUINCAMPOIX; AND WHAT ACTION WAS TAKEN THEREUPON

3:47:42 Chapter 10. HOW THEY GATHERED THE SILK FOR THE WEAVING OF THE BUTTERFLY-NET

4:12:16 Chapter 11. OF THE MOON OF HONEY, AND ITS EVENTS; WITH SUNDRY REMARKS ON MAGICK; THE WHOLE ADORNED WITH MORAL REFLECTIONS USEFUL TO THE YOUNG

4:33:39 Chapter 12. OF BROTHER ONOFRIO, HIS STOUTNESS AND VALIANCE; AND OF THE MISADVENTURES THAT CAME THEREBY TO THE BLACK LODGE

4:59:47 Chapter 13. OF THE PROGRESS OF THE GREAT EXPERIMENT; NOT FORGETTING OUR FRIENDS LAST SEEN IN PARIS, ABOUT WHOSE WELFARE MUCH ANXIETY MUST HAVE BEEN FELT

5:25:59 Chapter 14. AN INFORMATIVE DISCOURSE UPON THE OCCULT CHARACTER OF THE MOON, HER THREEFOLD NATURE, HER FOURFOLD PHASES, AND HER EIGHT-AND-TWENTY MANSIONS; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS THAT PRECEDED THE CLIMAX OF THE GREAT EXPERIMENT, BUT ESPECIALLY OF THE VISION OF ILIEL

5:53:31 Chapter 15. OF DR. VESQUIT AND HIS COMPANIONS, HOW THEY FARED IN THEIR WORK OF NECROMANCY;AND OF A COUNCIL OF WAR OF CYRIL GREY AND BROTHER ONOFRIO; WITH CERTAIN OPINIONS OF THE FORMER UPON THE ART OF MAGICK.

6:19:39 Chapter 16. OF THE SPREADING OF THE BUTTERFLYNET; WITH A DELECTABLE DISCOURSE CONCERNING DIVERS ORDERS OF BEING; AND OF THE STATE OF THE LADY ILIEL, AND HER DESIRES, AND OF THE SECOND VISION THAT SHE HAD IN WAKING.

6:56:58 Chapter 17. OF THE REPORT WHICH EDWIN ARTHWAIT MADE TO HIS CHIEF, AND OF THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE BLACK LODGE THEREUPON; AND OF THE CONSPIRACIES THERE- BY CONCERTED; WITH A DISCOURSE UPON SORCERY

7:24:45 Chapter 18. THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

7:50:22 Chapter 19. THE GRAND BEWITCHMENT

8:14:06 Chapter 20. WALPURGIS-NIGHT

8:44:29 Chapter 21. OF THE RENEWAL OF THE GREAT ATTACK; AND HOW IT FARED

9:10:43 Chapter 22. OF A CERTAIN DAWN UPON OUR OLD FRIEND THE BOULEVARD ARAGO; AND OF THE LOVES OF LISA LA GIUFFRIA AND ABDUL BEY, HOW THEY PROSPERED. OF THE CONCLUSION OF THE FALSE ALARM OF THE GREAT EXPERIMENT, AND OF A CONFERENCE BETWEEN DOUGLASS AND HIS SUBORDINATES.

9:38:12 Chapter 23. OF THE ARRIVAL OF A CHINESE GOD UPON THE FIELD OF BATTLE; OF HIS SUCCESS WITH HIS SUPERIORS AND OF A SIGHT WHICH HE SAW UPON THE ROAD TO PARIS. ALSO OF THAT WHICH THEREBY CAME UNTO HIM, AND OF THE END OF ALL THOSE THINGS WHOSE EVENT BEGAT A CERTAIN BEGINNING

Author: darren_adm