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Diary Of A Drug Fiend

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Although written as a novel, this book is actually a true story according to the author, Aleister Crowley. With his black magick and occult background the popular press began calling him "The Wickedest Man in the World". This wickedness included his involvement with drug addiction, and this book brings the reader into the minds of users. It clearly explains how one can be drawn in and trapped by addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin, including why the habit is held onto while the users life is ruined. Crowley ...
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Overview

Although written as a novel, this book is actually a true story according to the author, Aleister Crowley. With his black magick and occult background the popular press began calling him "The Wickedest Man in the World". This wickedness included his involvement with drug addiction, and this book brings the reader into the minds of users. It clearly explains how one can be drawn in and trapped by addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin, including why the habit is held onto while the users life is ruined. Crowley explains the use of the Will, found in some of his magickal works, in attempting to combat the problem. Considered by some his best-written work, reveals the amazing highs and the complete ruin that can follow.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585092451
  • Publisher: Book Tree, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 976,803
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a magus, poet, sexual athlete, mountaineer, traitor, drug fiend, and Prophet of a New Eon. He has been dubbed "The Wickedest Man in the World." Author of 777, Diary of a Drug Fiend, and Book of Lies, as well as many other books, Crowley, with Freida Harris, also created the bestselling Thoth Tarot Deck.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2002

    Very Impressive

    I've never quite read a book like this before. The insight into the characters' minds is really unbelieveable. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the struggle of drug-addiction.

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  • Posted September 11, 2009

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    Pure Genius

    Amazing book, mind captivating!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2001

    Crowley's 'Diary' a fantastic psychological adventure

    A spectacular read. The book is a wonderful portrayal of the pyschology of the drug addict. Crowley does an excellent job creating several vivid and very believable characters that are sure to captivate the reader.

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