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Aleister Crowley

The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Watkins
 | 
May, 2014
ISBN:
9781780283845
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$32.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In early 20th-century England, Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) was considered “the wickedest man in the world.” Nicknamed “The Beast,” he was vehemently anti-Christian, and supported the use of drugs and sexual magic as a means to access deeper levels of consciousness. Today he’s seen as a prophet, a master of the occult, and a spiritual pioneer—and his reputation just keeps on growing. This new biography, written with the cooperation of leading Crowley scholars and including new revelations from Crowley’s grandson, displays the full scope of the man’s many achievements as poet, explorer, spiritualist, wartime spy, and a thinker as significant as Jung, Freud, or Einstein.

Packed with 20 years of fresh research, and previously unpublished “Crowleyana” and photographs, this is the unexpurgated, true story of Crowley. It demolishes the myths, establishes the facts and tells with verve and style the pretty astonishing story of his life, including many “missing years,” intrigues, discoveries and adventures.

Churton’s illuminating biography includes a detailed account of Crowley's adventures as a British spy during World War I; his astonishing family background, with secrets that have remained hidden for over a century; and his rich legacy of highly original ideas, which are finally receiving the consideration they deserve.

Publisher’s Description: 

Churton's illuminating biography includes a detailed account of Crowley's adventures as a British spy during World War I; his astonishing family background, with secrets that have remained hidden for over a century; his philosophical, scientific and psychological brilliance, comparable to say, Sigmund Frued; and his rich legacy of highly original ideas, which are finally receiving the consideration they deserve.

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