began a series of interviews with him. There was what I may call
a permanent background to the vision. He lived in a place as
definite as an address in New York, and in this place were a
number of symbolic images representing myself and several other
adepts associated with me in my work. The character of the
vision served as a guide to my relations with these people. More
especially there were three women, symbolized as three scorpions
of the symbolic desert which I was crossing in my mystic
journey. It is not yet clear whether I dealt with these women as
I should have done. One was Eva Tanguay, the supreme artist,
whom I hymned in the April International; one, a married
woman, a Russian aristocrat in exile, and one, a maiden, to whom
the Wizard gave the mystic name of Wesrun. This name can be
spelt in two ways: one adding to 333, the number of Choronzon,
Dispersion, Impotence and Death; the other to 888, the number of
Redemption. It seemed that it was my task to save her as
Parzifal saved Kundry. But as I say, I am not clear whether I
did not fail completely in my dealings with all three women. I
doubt whether I trusted the Wizard as I should have done. It may
be that I made "a great miss", the result of which has been to
ruin my work temporarily.
— The Confessions of Aleister Crowley.
New York, NY. Hill and Wang, 1969. Pages 833-834.