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By Tobias Churton

This definitive biography of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), the main infamous and debatable religious determine of the twentieth century, brings jointly a lifetime of world-shaking ‘magick’, sexual and mental experimentation on the outer limits, world-record-beating climbing and startling prophetic strength – in addition to poetry, event, espionage, knowledge, extra, and highbrow brilliance. The booklet finds the guy at the back of the appalling popularity, demolishing a century of scandalmongering that persuaded the realm that Crowley was once a black magician, a traitor and a sexual wastrel, hooked on medications and delinquent posing, instead of the extraordinary fact that Crowley was once a genius as major as Jung, Freud or Einstein.

Churton has loved the entire co-operation of the world’s Crowley students to make sure the accuracy and plausibility of his riveting narrative. the writer has additionally been in touch with Crowley’s grandson, who has vouchsafed infrequent, formerly untold debts of kinfolk relationships. the result's an intimate portrait that hasn't ever prior to been proven, and one who has nice emotional impact.

The booklet includes the 1st ever entire research of Crowley’s staggering kinfolk history – together with evidence he hid in his lifetime for worry of social prejudice.

Tobias Churton additionally offers us a close account of Crowley’s paintings as a British undercover agent in the course of global warfare I in Berlin through the early Nineteen Thirties and through international battle II. this knowledge has now not been to be had to any past biographer.

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