Episode One – Raising Canio. Leoncavallo "I Pagliacci" (The Clowns)

Enrico Caruso as Canio in “I Pagliacci”

Episode One – Raising Cain (or Canio). Strange synchronicities found in the 1892 opera “I Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo and today’s so-called “clown world”, Part One of Aleister Crowley’s The Book of the Law, Peter Levenda’s The Dark Lord, and Clock Shavings by the late Tracy R. Twyman.

Mario Del Monaco as Canio
Mario Del Monaco as Canio – as a force of nature

CANIO
(wild with rage)
Ah! You defy me still! And still don’t understand
that I’ll not yield? His name or your life! His name!
Pagliacci Comic from the 1990’s