Classic cooking: How to make Crowley’s traditional ‘cakes of light’
- Aleister Crowley, the wizard, invented his own equivalent to the wine and wafers of Catholicism. He proposed that his peculiar mixture could be used as a perfume (see Lady Gaga), or as a ‘cake’ to be eaten during ceremony.
- ‘For perfume mix meal & honey & thick leavings of red wine: then oil of Abramelin and olive oil, and afterward soften & smooth down with rich fresh blood.
- The best blood is of the moon, monthly: then the fresh blood of a child, or dropping from the host of heaven: then of enemies; then of the priest or of the worshipers: last of some beast, no matter what.
- This burn: of this make cakes & eat unto me. This hath also another use; let it be laid before me, and kept thick with perfumes of your orison: it shall become full of beetles as it were and creeping things sacred unto me.’
- note: The menstrual blood may be substituted for semen.
- taken from –
- The Book of the Law, Aleister Crowley