Published in 1929, “The Moonchild” was a work of fiction based on actual people and events. Characters based on the famous and infamous of the time were given fictitious names — Dancer Isadora Duncan appeared as Lavinia King, and inventor of the Rider-Waite tarot, A.E. Waite, appeared as Arthwaite. The work is the story of a war between dark and light magicians over an unborn child imbued with a special soul — the moonchild. The book embraces the WWI geopolitics of the time — in the end, the white magicians become associated with the Allied forces and the dark sorcerers affiliate with the “Central Powers.”
The magical birthing of an immaculate conception through Aleister Crowley’s Moonchild helps us understand why these occultists pursue alchemical transmutations when we watch Kubrick’s 2001 which show us the rebirthed moonchild; enlightened through the Saturnian black cube. Many other movies depict the birth of the antichrist such as Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Antichrist (2009), The Omen (1976), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), and Disney’s Price of Darkness (1987).
Because of Crowley’s sexual rituals, drug consumption and dabblings in Black Magick (he introduced the letter “k” at the end of “magic” to differentiate it from the entertainment kind), Crowley was maligned and heavily criticized by the press during his lifetime. However, declassified documents have since revealed that the “Great Beast 666″ led a double life: Crowley apparently maintained ties with the British Government and worked with the British intelligence and high-ranking members of the American Government. The O.T.O.–the secret society he popularized–held within its ranks some of the most influential people of the time, who in turn used their power to further the advancement of its main philosophy: the Thelema.