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“What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!” (William Shakespeare, Hamlet)

Any work about the mercurial Aleister Crowley is better off being labeled a “story” than a “biography” thanks to the impossibility of being sure that anything one reads about him is true. The basic recorded facts, including birth date, educational records, and published works, are reliable indicators that can be likened to stars guiding a lost desert traveler if the sky is clear. For the rest, one is wandering in the wilderness. He has been labeled a Satanist, a sociopath, a drug addict, a murderer, and, not to put too fine a point on it, “the wickedest man on earth” by several prominent newspapers. He has also been hailed as the prophet of the New Age charged with bringing about the spiritual awakening of humanity, a brilliant writer, an intrepid mountaineer, a heroic MI6/MI5 agent, and a gifted magician. He even launched his own religion, called Thelema, which persists to this day.

As such, a story about Aleister Crowley must include a time line of important events in his life, at least as accurately as possible, while examining the several characteristics and aspects of his life and work that make him so influential. Once reviled and discarded by all but his most fervent followers, Crowley’s writings reemerged as the subject of serious scholarship in the 1990s.

Aleister Crowley: The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Cult Leader and Novelist profiles one of the 20th century’s most colorful and controversial figures. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Crowley like never before.

©2019 Charles River Editors (P)2019 Charles River Editors

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Breif Essay about the life & times of BAPHOMET X°

Coming from the "Point of View" of an Initiate... Meaning Myself... Ordo Templi Orientis... °3=8° Master Magician. The Facts of The Book seemed true enough. Although, the The only, Most Genuine and Authorized Biography to date remains the one John Symonds wrote early on, in the 19th century... 93,93/93 ... FRA. AETHYRIAN~013 ...

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Par when expected a Birdie

Informative, however not as detailed as anticipated. Happy I was able to read it though.

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Production issues

Several passages repeat verbatim in this production. Either poor writing or a mistake in production. This is a quick download of his life if you’re curious. At least it was cheap.

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Very short on detail

This was more of a magazine article than a book. Too shallow in detail.
I was expecting more.

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  • 09-08-20

Couldn't keep me interested

Poorly narrated hard to stay interested switched to a different book half way through then came back to finish this