Around the time TNN was established, Winter Solstice 1977 E.V., Mr. William Heidrick of the Caliphate pseudo-o.t.o., editor of the now defunct O.T.O. Newsletter, stated that The Newaeon Newsletter was "Always well worth reading". However, when The Sword of Horus struck out against his own personal ego support group and its so-called "Caliph", Mr. Heidrick turned around and wrote: "This publication is making a name for itself in yellow-sheet Thelemic circles." Undoubtedly, Mr. Heidrick, perhaps the world's worst editor and a man who disguises his ignorance, especially in the matters of Magick and Thelema, by employing pseudo-scientific jargon, was accusing TNN of yellow journalism.
Well, friends, the O.T.O. Newsletter is long gone and its successor, The Magical Link, is a prettier looking but equally empty rag bag.
And The Newaeon Newsletter continues on, more than a decade old.
The Sword still strikes out at the enemies of Thelema, especially those who pose as Thelemites, slaves to alcohol, drugs and ego, twisting and perverting the teachings of Aleister Crowley and the image of Thelema to suit their own petty personal desires. Unlike those who pretend to be Thelemites, spreading their silly gossip and falsehoods for purely egoistic reasons, The Newaeon Newsletter exists to accurately represent Thelema and the memory of Aleister Crowley, the Beast 666, and to further establish as well as defend Thelema and its Prophet, even if the cost of this work is all that is personally held to be dear and precious.
In all these years of accurately and responsibly reporting upon matters pertaining to Thelema, this sixth volume is as close as Newaeon has ever come to yellow journalism - and that only because of the colour of its pages.
The little dogs will continue to yelp, do their business on the Magister Templi's carefully tended garden, and then run off with their tails between their legs. However, the life span of a dog is relatively short, while the span of a man's years is considerably greater.
The Newaeon Newsletter will endure.
[TNN.VI.2.TP, May 1989 E.V.; originally printed on yellow paper.]