“Absinthe: The Green Goddess” it’s an essay written in 1918 in the legendary Old Absinthe House in New Orleans and first published in The International. In this essay Crowley extols the inspirational virtues of this mildly hallucinogenic green liqueur, and speaks out against the rising tide of prohibitionism that was sweeping the country as the first U.S. “war on drugs” began.
“The barrier between divine and human things is frail but
inviolable; the artist and the bourgeois are only divided by a
point of view – “A hair divided the false and true.”
I am watching the opalescence of my absinthe, and it leads me to
ponder upon a certain very curious mystery, persistent in legend.
We may call it the mystery of the rainbow.”
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