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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About the Author
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. The author lives in UK.
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Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tobias Churton, in this excellent biography shows us that Aleister Crowley is one of the most misunderstood spiritual revolutionary. of our time. Finally, here is a book that intelligently sifts fact from fiction, giving the reader a new perspective on a most extraordinary life. Well researched and fast paced this is excellent work. Most highly recommend this one.
I'm fairly well read on the subject and not easily interested by yet more books on the man or his matters, but this is done very much in a style which I myself favor - a compilation of previously unpublished and decidedly rare and obscure facts taken from intimate primary sources. This work is captivating. It was very well put together, as I found myself arrested by and engulfed in the story as it unfolds across the pages.