by Aleister Crowley
, published in Konx om Pax
as part of the story "The Stone of the Philosophers
The Rabbi Misunderstood
"Temurah tells us -- praise to Adonai!"
Rabbi Mephibosheth Ben Mordecai
Was wont to say, "that the Adepti see
That transcends Short o' Face and Longnose both;
This is the deepest den of the Qliphoth.
Match them! the Tree of Life in Eden bower
Grows balanced perfectly from root to flower."
-- This may be why the Reverend Mrs. Grundy
Called him a sodomite the other Sunday.
"Rabbi Mephibosheth ben Mordecai", like "the Laird of Boleskine
" and "Ko Hsüan
", is an alias
of the author
, Aleister Crowley
Noder's typographical note: Yes, the funky typography is in the original.