As I have noted in an earlier articles (here and here), it was not Aleister Crowley who invented the notorious Spirit Cooking ceremony allegedly partaken in by members of the American Democratic Party; rather, elements of the practice date back to Gnosticism.
However, I have recently discovered in Peter Kingsley’s excellent Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic milk drinking and breast feeding rituals (one of the components of Spirit Cooking) date back to even earlier rituals in the Antique Mediterranean world. These rituals were associated with the worship of the gods Attis, Dionysius, Persephone, Isis, as well as the stories of Heracles. The notion, as in Spirit Cooking, was that the milk might grant immortal life.
The fact that this bizarre ritual would would crop up throughout history is not so shocking; however, the notion that such a ritual would be continuously practice sub rosa in secret for thousands of years does open an curious can of worms.
Interestingly, the image of milk as cropped up recently in optics of the Alt Right movement’s leadership.
With an obvious nod to a ridiculous article suggesting that milk is a symbol of white supremacy as well as to the fact that Northern European people are more lactose tolerate than other humans, Richard Spencer, one of the de facto leaders of the Alt Right has used milk as icon on his Twitter account. On its own, this may not mean anything. However, the more one explores the Alt Right, the more he or she can see a strong presence of the occult.
The icon of the frog, used by the Alt Right is not just a reference to the popular and crude Pepe the Frog meme. The frog is also a pagan deity, and Spencer has publicly said with sincerity in an interview with Mother Jones that the Egyptian frog deity Kek “is basically using the alt-right to unleash chaos and change the world.”
There is also a direct connection with Aleister Crowley himself, one of the modern vessels of the Spirit Cooking ceremony. Members of the Alt Right such as the allegedly gay Greg Johnson have penned articles praising Aleister Crowley and Spencer’s Alternative Right web page has featured pieces praising the Beast. What is more, there are magical symbols popularized by Crowley, which are used by Alt Right groups such as the Duginite Traditionalist Workers Party.
Maybe Spencer’s use of milk is just a way of celebrating his ethnic heritage. Maybe its a nod to Satanism. Nonetheless, in the Alt Right we clearly have a weird Crowlian brew of occultism, violence, and sodomy mixed with some elements of traditional Christianity.
What is going on here?