The Astral Leauge sic has been called, to some effect, a dubious cosmic cult, hyped in mystery and invented by a secret cabal in 1976 for the benefit of Leeds Group fan D. West, who may or may not be responsible. All rituals, initiations and hymns are strictly optional, the central dogma being that neophytes must give 50p to D. West.
Manifesting largely through anonymous flyers with a syntax all their own, The Leauge exerts a vast yet mythical influence over practically everything. Catchphrases include "Donot impinge copyright or THE ASTRAL LEAUGE WILL TAKE MEASURES." Of the Astral Pole initiations, it is probably wisest not to speak at all –- but, then, when were fans ever wise? Comments have ranged from "They're probably doing it in trendy bondage clubs all over London without realizing where it came from." to "They're doing it all wrong –- they're not charging 50p!"
Performance of Astral Leauge hymns have been known to cause hardened filk-singers to reel away, shaken to their very bowels.
Connected to the Jacqueline Lichtenberg Appreciation Society.
See also The Astral Leauge Year Book (1977) and (2019 ebook).
Also involved: - Ansible Editions - Astral-leauge - BOAK - GUFF
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