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Rose Edith Kelly

23 July 1874 – 1932

After Rose and Aleister Crowley eloped and married in August 1903, they went on an extended honeymoon that took them to Cairo, Egypt in early 1904.

On the 16 March 1904, Crowley tried to “shew the Sylphs” to her using the Bornless Ritual. Rose entered a trance and, at her direction, on three successive days beginning 8 April 1904, he wrote down what he claimed he heard dictated from a presence behind him who identified as Aiwass. The results were the three chapters known as The Book of the Law.

Rose had two children with Crowley: Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith (July 1904 – 1906) and Lola Zaza (1907 – 1990). Rose and Aleister divorced in 1909.

In 1911, Crowley had her committed to an asylum for alcohol dementia. Kelly died in 1932.

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