Infowars.com has recently revived the “V for Victory” campaign as a way to “invoke the spirit of the French who were occupied by the Nazis in World War Two.” What does this have to do with Aleister Crowley 2012?
While he certainly wasn’t the first person to scrawl a “V” on walls in Brussels, nor was he the first to put two fingers in the air as a manual communication of some idea or insult, Aleister Crowley demonstrated that he was the first to publish a “V Sign,” and he claimed to have invented Churchill’s use of the gesture in WWII as a magical foil to the Nazis’ use of the swastika. Crowley passed this idea to friends at the BBC, and to the British Naval Intelligence Division through his connections in MI5, eventually gaining the approval of Winston Churchill.
The symbolism of the “V for Victory” refers to the story of Isis, Apophis, and Osiris, as it is illustrated in the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram, first published by Crowley in The Equinox I, no. 3, in 1910. In this ritual, the swastika is used to represent the mourning of Isis; and the “V” is used to symbolize Apophis or Typhon, the destroyer. This symbolism explains Crowley’s use of the “V” as a foil to the swastika, since Apophis slays Osiris, thus causing Isis to mourn.
The “V” symbol also echoes the downward-pointing triangle, a symbol of Horus, the Crowned and Conquering Child of the New Aeon.
In the magical hexagram … the descending red triangle is that of Horus, a sign specially revealed by him personally, at the Equinox of the Gods. — The Book of Lies
In Liber Pyramidos, Horus first appears as Hoor-Apep, a hybrid of Horus and Apophis. Because of this symbolic connection, the “V for Victory” simultaneously invokes Apophis who destroys the swastika, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit, the Lord of this Aeon, wherein the Law is “Do what thou wilt.”
Hoor hath a secret fourfold name: it is Do What Thou Wilt.
Ever an advocate of the liberty of the individual, Aleister Crowley worked to create propaganda for the Allies in other ways. For example, in 1942 he wrote a poem entitled La Gauloise (Song of the Free French), which he subsequently sent to the Free French headquarters in London. The reply he received was very complimentary:
Sir, I am instructed by General de Gaulle to thank you for your letter of May 12th. It is with a keen interest that we receive your song. We are touched by the fine sentiments, which you express in so charming a style.
This was recorded in 1942 and subsequently played on the BBC, and you can hear it in the following video. The music was arranged by Roy Leffingwell, and an unidentified French baritone was hired to sing.
Getting back to the subject of the “V for Victory,” we applaud Infowars’ use of this symbol and encourage all our readers to take up this symbol in the fight to establish the liberty of the individual. Download the “V for Victory” graphics from their website, or make your own. While you’re at it, download some AC2012 propaganda to add to your stack of fliers, or make a t-shirt or picket sign to spread the message of Aleister Crowley. Don’t have time to make your own? You can also buy AC2012 stuff at our CafePress store. However you choose do it, we suggest following the advice of Infowars:
Use them on banner hangs or as stand alone flyers, post them on message boards or any places where announcements are made in your local community. Anywhere that’s legal and lawful, we want to see the V for victory proudly displayed as a symbolic message of resistance and defiance.
Don’t stop at posting fliers, though. Write in Aleister Crowley for President in 2012, and help to spread his fundamental message of liberty for every individual.
For more detailed information about Aleister Crowley’s work for the Allies in WWII, check out Richard B. Spence’s Secret Agent 666, and Aleister Crowley: Grandpappy of the V for Victory Campaign? at Death & Taxes.
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With reference to the picture above (in red) it’s not ‘scissors beat paper’…it’s scissors cut of willy . Any psychologist will tell us that hitlers salute is mimicking an erection …
The answer is to cut it off with scissors
You might find Art Kleps’ “Victory Over Horseshit” of some amusement.
In spelling my name for documents, Velma, my mom would say it’s with a V for victory, and hold up her fingers in the V sign.
Yeah always suspicious of the V sign used
Many thanks for taking the time to show the origins of the “V” sign used during the War.
I understand this article is quite old and some of the link have disappeared unfortunately.
The link to La Gauloise (Song of the Free French) does not work, was looking to read it. Any possibility of having it fixed, please, or can someone direct me to it elsewhere?
Also the V for victory link on the Info Wars site also does not work. They must have taken it down. I doubt that Alex Jones likes the link to AC. He only ever mentions him with scorn and distrust.
His version of the history of the V sign is totally incorrect with absolutely zero nod to the man himself.
The link below.
Click to access VforVictory_InfowarsPosters.pdf
Always wondered how this was later transferred to the 60’s Hippie movement (Summer of Love).
Maybe that could be a part 2?? :)
Thanks Paul! Will look around for some good links to use. Refresh this page in 20 minutes or so and hopefully all will be well. We are aware of Jones’ dislike of AC, by the way,and our link to him is partly making fun, and partly in the hopes he might come to his senses and realize that AC is a good guy.
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Excellent article guys, good luck with the campaign.
I’ve given you a plug over here: http://satanicmojo.blogspot.co.uk/?view=magazine
Thanks! We have in turn plugged your post: https://www.facebook.com/aleister.crowley.2012/posts/125568367584167
I want this everywhere. Everywhere!
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Amazing. This whole article is simply amazing.
Thanks for your support Kate!
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The 4th Game of the World Series is scheduled for Sunday, November 1st. Which day (Monday or Tuesday) and what time will the Yankees W.S. Victory Parade begin to wind its way through Times Square and Wall Street? How many bandwagons will there be in the Parade?
Great question. “… one must not expect absolute information as to what is going to happen. ‘Fortune-telling’ is an abuse of divination. At the utmost one can only ascertain what may reasonably be expected. The proper function of the process is to guide one’s judgment. Diagnosis is fairly reliable; advice may be trusted, generally speaking; but prognosis should always be cautious. The essence of the business is the consultation of specialists.” — Liber ABA: Part III, MAGICK: CHAPTER XVIII: OF CLAIRVOYANCE AND THE BODY OF LIGHT: ITS POWER AND ITS DEVELOPMENT: ALSO CONCERNING DIVINATION
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Funny, I didn’t see any mention of Infowars’ V for Victory slogan of “the answer to 1984 is 1776.” How ’bout ” The answer to 1984 is 666.”
As far as your $3o cafepress T shirts are concerned I’ll tell you that AC did not sat, “Screw whi thou will.”
Hey that is a great slogan! We’ll use it. Send us an email at email@example.com with your mailing address and we’ll send you a Crowley Corps certificate.
As for the t-shirts, we only make a few bucks on each shirt, but if you don’t want to spend it, then make your own! The high-resolution graphics are available on the Downloads page for you to do just that.
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hilarious, consider Alex Jones’s view on Crowley:
Hilarious indeed! Now you know some of the pleasure we had in posting about this connection ;-) Please help spread the word by posting links to this blog entry!
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