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    The BBC doc was really good, as is the new EP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    The BBC doc was really good, as is the new EP.
    You mean The Last Five Years, or has there been another?
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    I used to read this amazing net essay on Bowie's Occultist Obsession on some webpage but I've never since been able to find it.

    EDIT: http://www.parareligion.ch/bowie.htm AYYYYY decade old essays, we outchea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid
    Nah - he was deep into it. Crowley, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Thule and Nazi occultism, Yeats & Golden Dawn, Gnosticism, alchemical transformation - Station to Station is essentially a Kaballistic incantation. There's no question he was an acolyte of Crowley's definition of magick as being an imposition of will on reality (see also Nietzsche's 'will to power').

    You might dismiss the earlier references as a manifestation of youthful gladfly intellectualism, but by '76 there's no doubt that the occult had become an abiding influence something which cant be easily dismissed - simply because the references are so numerous & explicit.

    EDIT: Some great stuff in this if you ignore the wildest claims: http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusi...ing-blackstar/
    Even his biggest MOR mega hit wasnt immune. Let's dance - to the Sirius Moonlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aliester Crowley
    Come, my darling, let us dance
    To the moon that beckons us
    To dissolve our love in trance
    Heedless of the hideous
    Heat & hate of Sirius-
    Shun his baneful brilliance!

    Let us dance beneath the palm
    Moving in the moonlight, frond
    Wooing frond above the calm
    Of the ocean diamond
    Sparkling to the sky beyond
    The enchantment of our psalm.

    Let us dance, my mirror of
    Perfect passion won to peace,
    Let us dance, my treasure trove,
    On the marble terraces
    Carven in pallid embroeideries
    For the vestal veil of Love.

    Heaven awakes to encompass us,
    Hell awakes its jubilance
    In our hearts mysterious
    Marriage of the azure expanse,
    With the scarlet brilliance
    Of the Moon with Sirius.

    Velvet swatches our lissome limbs
    Languid lapped by sky & sea
    Soul through sense & spirit swims
    Through the pregnant porphyry
    Dome of lapiz-lazuli:-
    Heart of silence, hush our hymns.

    Come my darling; let us dance
    Through the golden galaxies
    Rythmic swell of circumstance
    Beaming passionís argosies:
    Ecstacy entwined with ease,
    Terrene joy transcending trance!

    Thou my scarlet concubine
    Draining heartís blood to the lees
    To empurple those divine
    Lips with living luxuries
    Life importunate to appease
    Drought insatiable of wine!

    Tunis in the tremendous trance
    Rests from dayís incestuous
    Traffic with the radiance
    Of her sire-& over us
    Gleams the intoxicating glance
    Of the Moon & Sirius.

    Take the ardour of my impearled
    Essence that my shoulders seek
    To intensify the curled
    Candour of the eyes oblique,
    Eyes that see the seraphic sleek
    Lust bewitch the wanton world.

    Come, my love, my dove, & pour
    From thy cup the serpent wine
    Brimmed & breathless -secret store
    Of my crimson concubine
    Surfeit spirit in the shrine-
    Devil -Godess -Virgin -Whore.

    Afric sands ensorcel us,
    Afric seas & skies entrance
    Velvet, lewd & luminous
    Night surveys our soul askance!
    Come my love, & let us dance
    To the Moon and Sirius!

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