I Have No Connection With Anything.

“He now tells me, on my
Pasi/Ferrari Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley
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return to Lisbon, that he has received a letter from you, and is going to write to you
a long one “on occult matters”. With this, of course, I have no connection, as I have
no connection with anything.”  -Fernando Pessoa

Pasi/Ferrari Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley
Pessoa Plural: 1 (P./Spr. 2012) 299
APARTADO 147
LISBOA
6
th
.January, 1930.
Carissime Frater:
I thank you very much indeed for your letters of the 11th. and the 22nd.
December, particularly so for the second one, and especially for the written
addendum to it.
I have just returned to Lisbon, so my “return of post” is inevitably
somewhat late, though I am writing immediately.
I shall be in Lisbon, for all practical purposes, during the next three months.
Even when I am absent from here, it is only to stay in Evora, which is only four
hours away, by train: I can therefore always return to Lisbon at very short notice.
The point is that I have that notice in good advance,1 and, even then, that it do not
reach Lisbon just [page 2] when I have left, so I find it only on my return, which
may mean anything up to a fortnight, the purpose of an advance notice being thus
nullified.
If, however, any month of these first three of the year will serve your time
and intention, I should very much prefer to meet you here in March – at any time
within March. I shall not leave Lisbon at all in that month, and I have both the
present month and February taken up by matters, of no importance in themselves
– either absolutely, or relatively to the present one –, which deliver me over to an
extraneous attention which I should not like to be clogged2 with when listening to
you.
Apart from this, astrological reasons would counsel me to sug-[page 3]gest
March; and it is indeed the very lapsing of the direction, which makes3
January and
February impeding months, that will make March a propitious one, especially to
meet you, the underlying solar direction (pro. s [Sun] R [Sextile] G [Neptune])4
being remarkably attuned to the circumstance5
.
Furthermore, there is a vague possibility that I may have to go to England in
the end of February. If so, I would inform you in full advance and (unless there be
some reason I cannot foresee for the place of meeting to be Lisbon) you would be
spared the trouble of coming to Portugal.
By the middle of February I shall be able fully to inform you about all this6
.
[Page 4]
I shall, of course, tell no one at all about your visit. Was your warning
connected with the receipt by you of a booklet (in French) by Raul Leal? He is a
friend of mine (so to speak, for I am altogether apart from any sort of friendship
and from every sort of intimacy); I translated to him some pages, here and there, of
the first volume of your “Confessions”, and he asked me for the address of the
publisher, so as to send you his7 book to their postal care. He now tells me, on my
Pasi/Ferrari Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley
Pessoa Plural: 1 (P./Spr. 2012) 300
return to Lisbon, that he has received a letter from you, and is going to write to you
a long one “on occult matters”. With this, of course, I have no connection, as I have
no connection with anything. Please do not take this as a reflection of any kind on
Leal, whom I [page 5] really like and whose splendidly8
intense metaphysical
ability I appreciate. This is a mere statement of fact and, so to speak, a non-juror’s
note.
I hope to send you in the course of the present month the rectified nativity
and the directions reckoned from it for the present time. When away from Lisbon I
had no ephemerides or data9
.
I am registering the letter only that I may be the surer that it will not be
likely to go astray.
Yours fraternally,
Fernando Pessoa

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