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a better Aleister Crowley biography
« on: January 03, 2012, 11:52:19 PM »
by Daniel P Mannix (author of the Hellfire Club)

The Beast, The Scandalous Life of Aleister Crowley who

*practised "sex-magic" and worshipped  Satan
*founded a religion Based on drugs and debauchery
*branded his "wives" and drove them insane
--Almost a genius, not quite a madman, Aleister Crowley shocked the world for 50 years as the "Great Beast."  His spiritual descendants are still practising today...

song suggestions:

1. Eddie and the Hotrods, Ignore Them Anyway

2. Cozy Powell, Dance With the Devil

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Re: a better Aleister Crowley biography
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 03:35:50 PM »
your avatar is kind of...racy.
Your vigor for life appalls me.

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Re: a better Aleister Crowley biography
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 05:55:19 PM »
This discussion belongs on the beard thread.
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Re: a better Aleister Crowley biography
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 10:56:29 PM »
by Daniel P Mannix (author of the Hellfire Club)

The Beast, The Scandalous Life of Aleister Crowley


Really? Wasn't that book written in the 1950's? There are probably better biographies of him. I actually enjoyed Lawrence Sutin's "Do What Thou Wilt" (http://www.amazon.com/Do-What-Thou-Wilt-Aleister/dp/0312288972/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325821988&sr=1-4) and especially Richard Kaczynski's "Perdurabo" (Crowley's magical name which essentially means "I will endure to the end"). Actually the two can be read together pretty nicely.

I didn't care very much for Israel Regardie's "The Eye in the Pyramid"...

He really was an interesting guy...
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