By Alan Bennett

A set of 4 Alan Bennett performs, with an advent via the writer which describes the heritage to their writing and function.

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Any minor variation of spelling or numerical calculation would create a result of inaccurate data or false information. In this case, Crowley used a methodology which related the Hebrew letter with the English 27 letter that had evolved through the Phoenician, Greek and Latin alphabets (Godwin, xviii). Qabalah is a philosophical, theosophical, and practical method of codifying all aspects of the universe and, through interpreting these codes and applying their meanings in our daily lives, a guide for attaining spiritual advancement.

To be an historian one must assume the mantles of scholar, detective, playwright, and mind reader in order to compose a clear explanation of how and why events unfolded, and what implications lie within. It is an especially challenging role when one considers a time before written records, where all the evidence consists of a few images on a stone wall and tenuous analogies made in relation to contemporary primitive cultures. Historians examine events in order to discover patterns and /or meanings reflective of a broader context, and it is not uncommon for more than one interpretation to arise from a single event.

Eventually this would incorporate costumes and properties such as animal skins and weapons and would, ultimately, lead to or be combined with the development of a narrative with a beginning, middle and end. This theory, supported by modern scholars such as Joseph Campbell and Richard Schechner, suggests that fictive reenactment is a development of ritual reenactment. It holds that from primitive religious rituals, primarily associated with seasonal cycles, came the development we identify as western classical drama.

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