Bad girl/it girl Peaches Geldof claims to have settled down at the ripe old age of 24, in favor of raising her young child and family life, but the former wild child so beloved of the British tabloids—pregnant with her second child—has now taken to her Twitter account and urged her followers to read up on the “do what thou wilt” philosophy of occultist Aleister Crowley.
Geldof also tweeted an Instagram pic of the yantra of Babalon (a symbol closely associated with Crowley) with this message:
“#93 #Thelema #o.t.o for all my fellow Thelemites on instagram!”
Because we all know that Instagram is just crawling with Thelemites… Apparently Ms. Geldof’s even got a tattoo of the initials “O.T.O,” standing for the religious organization associated with the Great Beast 666, on her arm.
Via The Daily Mail (so take this with a grain, or a pound, of salt):
A source said: ‘Peaches is fascinated by Aleister Crowley and wants to put the word out there.
‘It’s true that she is interested in OTO and she had the tattoo done a couple of years ago.’
Peaches has also dabbled in Scientology and is now said to have converted to Judaism, the religion of her musician husband Thomas Cohen.
She said in 2009: ‘I felt I was lacking something when I didn’t have a faith.’
Professor Ronald Hutton, a historian at Bristol University, said: ‘OTO is about using magical acts to become a stronger, more effective person. It’s more mental magic than anything to do with cauldrons.’
A spokesman for Miss Geldof declined to comment.
What I found much more interesting in the article was the news that British comedian Russell Brand is also apparently a bit of a Crowley buff. That I did not know, but it doesn’t come as any great surprise, either.