more, the irrational incidents of the life of Christ become
entirely normal when understood as the rubric of a ritual of
claim that my book establishes the outline of an entirely final
theory of the construction of Christianity. The subject is far
too vast and complex to be adequately discussed in this
autohagiography. But I have no hesitation in referring the
student to my essay for the solution of any and every difficulty
which he may have found in the consideration of this matter.
Having completed this treatise, I discovered myself to be
inspired to write a number of short stories based on The
Golden Bough. They are "The Hearth", "The God of Ibreez",
"The Burning of Melcarth", "The Old Man of the Peepul Tree",
"The Mass of St Secaire", "The King of the Wood", "The Oracle of
Cocytus" and "The Stone of Cybele".
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley.
New York, NY. Hill and Wang, 1969. Page 809.