V.22 of ch.5 of Liber BAB vel OLUN, The Book of the Lovely Star, reads:
“There were eleven who channelled the Genius of Babalon; and their names were:
Rose Edith Kelly;
Mary Desti Sturges;
Jeanne Robert Foster;
Anna Catherine Miller;
Maria Teresa Ferrari de Miramar;
Hanni Larissa Jaeger;
Aleister Crowley made a list of women whom he considered to have held the Office of H KOKKINE GYNE, The Scarlet Woman, i.e. the Oracle of Babalon and the avatar of feminine genius, delivering the Current of the Aeon of Holy Will via the beauty of their art and the power of their lust. He gave us this list of holy Oracles in the New Comment to v.15 of ch.1 of Liber L vel Legis; but the list contains a couple of doubtful cases, which – with the exception of Mary Desti (who was certainly no doubtful case) – are omitted from our list. Also the list stops short, having been written in the 1920s. There were to be five additional Oracles before the end of Crowley’s life.
It should be noted that this is a lofty Hierophantic Office, and a conduit to the power of the Aeonic Current in the Khu of a woman — not the mere muse of a man. Not every priestess, however, was an avatar of the Universal Mind and Oracle of the Aeonic Voice. The Initiatrix, in the New Aeon, is as the water-bearer, whose baptism of lust and of love and of liberty and of life regenerates the earth. She is also the lovely whore depicted astride the lion in the Tarot trump titled Lust, whose powerful grip directs the passion of her Beast (i.e. the force of impersonal genius, omnipotent and omnipresent). Such is the way of the New Aeon; and so, too, should the patriarchal system be abandoned in favor of one in which an Oracle, not a Pope, leads the way to the enlightenment of Man & Beast.
Unfortunately, we do not have images of every one of these Oracles of our Holy Thelemic Church. Anna Catherine Miller, a.k.a. “The Dog”, and Hanni Larissa Jaeger, the nineteen year-old “Monster”, are the only two whose photographs have yet to surface. [Correction: while there are as yet no photos extant of Hanni Jaeger, we do have an artistic rendering by Crowley, given below.] The rest, for our remembrance, are included here. The images are exhibited in the order in which these great women held holy Office.
[Anna Catherine Miller: NO PHOTO]