Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy

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In early 20th-century England, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was considered “the wickedest man in the world.” 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 ...

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Overview

In early 20th-century England, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was considered “the wickedest man in the world.” 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780280127
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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Tobias Churton is a world authority on Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Hermeticism and Gnosticism. Holding a Masters degree in Theology from Brasenose College, Oxford, Tobias is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University and Faculty Lecturer in Western Esotericism. An accomplished filmmaker and composer and the writer of the award-winning drama documentary series The Gnostics, for the UK's Channel 4, Tobias has also written a now standard biography on Elias Ashmole (1617-92). Please consult www.tobiaschurton.com for more information.

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Table of Contents

List of Plates xiii

Crowley Family Trees xvi

Foreword Christopher McIntosh xix

1 The Legend 1

2 The Magnificent Crowleys 12

3 The Best 1875-98 21

4 Crowley and the Carlists 1898-99 36

5 Revolt in the Golden Dawn 1899-1900 47

6 I was born Fighter 1900-01 61

7 Son of Man 1901-03 75

8 The Lesion 1904 91

9 The Dawning 1905-06 111

10 Teaching Tankerville 1907 126

11 A Licence to Live 1908-09 140

12 Sex on Trial 1909-12 153

13 To Russia with Lust 1913 170

14 Spying in the USA 1914-18 186

15 The Peacock Angel 1918 216

16 Sex Magick 1914-19 230

17 The Abbey of Thelema 1920-22 246

18 Persecution 1923 261

19 Rebirth 1924 275

20 The World Teacher 1925-27 289

21 Four Red Monks carrying a Black Goat across the Snow to Nowhere 1928-30 297

22 Shitland 1927-30 307

23 One Part a Knave 1926-30 322

24 Berlin 1930-32 332

25 All great Saviours have been bastards 1932-38 356

26 V 1939-43 375

27 A City of Refuge 1943-47 400

28 Aleister Crowley Remembered 419

Endnotes 431

Bibliography 460

Index 463

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