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Italian Secret Society

To: alt.magick,atl.general
From: ({ Secret Chief })
Subject: Re: Italian Secret Society
Date: 24 Nov 2003 20:36:20 -0800

catherine yronwode  wrote in message news:<>...
> Bob Drury asked about the Lega Dei Guerrieri Del Ghiaccio
> which he had run across in some oral histories from the
> 1950s and Mauro, an Italian with a forged address, said that
> the group appears in fiction such as Dr. Who and a Wilson
> Tucker novel, then someone named (Dr
> Senkivsky) asked for more information about the oral history
> recordings about the Lega Dei Guerrieri Del Ghiaccio from
> the 1950s, and suddenly i was reminded of the most wonderful
> guerilla marketing campaign of my adult life. Remember when
> the Blair Witch folks dropped casually into all of the
> magical, pagan, and paranormal groups, months before the
> flick was released, asking if we knew the true story of the
> Blair Witch and then sock-puppeting and saying that yes,
> they knew about the Blair Witch, but only vaguely, and so
> forth? It was brilliant, and it spread interest in the film
> greatly. 

*cough* Aurum Solis *cough* *cough*

All pet vendettas aside though (and f* you, Al Billings), 'ice' was an
important image for the occult circle around Julius Evola in Italy,
and also in a slightly different way for the Fraternitas Saturni. 
Quite likely someone is trying to spin this out into a mythical farce
about older, more secret societies in the background of Evola and the
FS, much as two Llewellyn-funded hucksters did earlier with occult
orders in Britain.

Steps to occult fame and riches:

1. Identify a real secret society
2. Make up an older (and of course better!) secret society along
similar (but of course better!) lines.
3. Hint that your made-up secret society is "still" around today.
4. Profit!!!! (and Prophet!!!)

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