Aleister Crowley: The Biography by Tobias Churton

By Tobias Churton

This definitive biography of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), the main infamous and debatable religious determine of the twentieth century, brings jointly a lifetime of world-shaking ‘magick’, sexual and mental experimentation on the outer limits, world-record-beating mountain climbing and startling prophetic strength – in addition to poetry, experience, espionage, knowledge, extra, and highbrow brilliance. The ebook finds the guy in the back of the appalling recognition, demolishing a century of scandalmongering that persuaded the realm that Crowley was once a black magician, a traitor and a sexual wastrel, hooked on medications and delinquent posing, instead of the fantastic fact that Crowley used to be a genius as major as Jung, Freud or Einstein.

Churton has loved the total co-operation of the world’s Crowley students to make sure the accuracy and plausibility of his riveting narrative. the writer has additionally been in touch with Crowley’s grandson, who has vouchsafed infrequent, formerly untold money owed of kin relationships. the result's an intimate portrait that hasn't ever earlier than been proven, and one who has nice emotional impact.

The e-book comprises the 1st ever whole research of Crowley’s stunning family members history – together with proof he hid in his lifetime for worry of social prejudice.

Tobias Churton additionally supplies us an in depth account of Crowley’s paintings as a British undercover agent in the course of global warfare I in Berlin through the early Nineteen Thirties and through international conflict II. this knowledge has now not been on hand to any earlier biographer.

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