↠´ Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast ✓ Download by ↠´ Colin Wilson

↠´ Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast ✓ Download by ↠´ Colin Wilson Crowley was a certifiable Blakean eccentric who live a life wholly alien to the received social norms of his time, or this time Worth a look if only for the wonderful courage and foolish displayed by Aleister Crowley and his sympathetic biographer.
This is not a bad book by any stretch, but it is a very short one It really does not do justice to a person as complex as Crowley was That said, it does have valuable insights and a good chronology of the high and low points in the Master Therion s life I do not agree with every single conclusion the author arrived at, but then again, everyone is entitled to their opinion and at least the facts were stated and available for each to form his own.
If you are going to read just one book on Crowley, though, this isn t the one There are far better If you plan on reading than one, then this one isn t the worst, either, and should probably be in your To read list.
Rick Strong gave me a copy of The Confessions of Aleister Crowley years ago I tried to read it, managed about a hundred pages, gave up What I already knew about the man, some of it from Wilson s own The Occult, did not dispose me to expect much I prefer biographies that are either inspiring or at least about world historical individuals and their times Crowley, it seemed, was neither.
Looking for books beyond the pale, beyond those already in my own library and within the ambit of my usual reading, I asked a friend for a recommendation, was given several and picked this biography and a couple of Iain Banks novels to read over holiday Wilson s Crowley seemed a safe, short introduction to subject Whatever Crowley s flaws I d enjoy a reminder of I ve only read one of Wilson s books G.
I Gurdjieff The War Against Sleep , and that was many years ago Having learnt about Wilson since then, I m not motivated to familiarize myself with his other publications Substantial criticisms of Wilson have been made by others with far stronger claims to competence in this area A good summary has been published in a recent blog post by independent writer, Kevin R D Shepherd, who has been writing critically about Wilson, and related figures, since the late 1970s See Colin Wilson posted January 2018.
Crowley was a certifiable Blakean eccentric who live a life wholly alien to the received social norms of his time, or this time Worth a look if only for the wonderful courage and foolish displayed by Aleister Crowley and his sympathetic biographer.
This is not a bad book by any stretch, but it is a very short one It really does not do justice to a person as complex as Crowley was That said, it does have valuable insights and a good chronology of the high and low points in the Master Therion s life I do not agree with every single conclusion the author arrived at, but then again, everyone is entitled to their opinion and at least the facts were stated and available for each to form his own.
If you are going to read just one book on Crowley, though, this isn t the one There are far better If you plan on reading than one, then this one isn t the worst, either, and should probably be in your To read list.
Rick Strong gave me a copy of The Confessions of Aleister Crowley years ago I tried to read it, managed about a hundred pages, gave up What I already knew about the man, some of it from Wilson s own The Occult, did not dispose me to expect much I prefer biographies that are either inspiring or at least about world historical individuals and their times Crowley, it seemed, was neither.
Looking for books beyond the pale, beyond those already in my own library and within the ambit of my usual reading, I asked a friend for a recommendation, was given several and picked this biography and a couple of Iain Banks novels to read over holiday Wilson s Crowley seemed a safe, short introduction to subject Whatever Crowley s flaws I d enjoy a reminder of I ve only read one of Wilson s books G.
I Gurdjieff The War Against Sleep , and that was many years ago Having learnt about Wilson since then, I m not motivated to familiarize myself with his other publications Substantial criticisms of Wilson have been made by others with far stronger claims to competence in this area A good summary has been published in a recent blog post by independent writer, Kevin R D Shepherd, who has been writing critically about Wilson, and related figures, since the late 1970s See Colin Wilson posted January 2018.
Aleister Crowley was one messed up dude who loved sex, drugs and conjuring demons Sure, he was a crazy asshole most of the time, but the world needs a few crazy assholes to accent the droves of mundane assholes that plague this planet I would have liked to shake his handthen promptly soak my palm in antibacterial liquid becausewell who know where his hand has been The ultimate angry outsider man writing about the ultra inside outsider figure in British aesthetic and social culture What makes this book interesting is Colin Wilson who by the way is a classic pop culture historian as well as true crime fanatic This book seems to be the ultimate match up the only thing missing is Kenneth Anger and Jimmy Page sitting on one s shoulder while reading this smallish volume.
The book itself is a good introduction to the master magik figure, yet it has that rush to finish on the deadline feel as well Nevertheless this is a good match up with writer and subject.
Poet, Magician, Mountaineer, Polemicist And Pornographer, Aleister Crowley Was The Most Famous, Or Infamous, Name In Twentieth Century Occultism With His Usual Flair And Style, Colin Wilson Brings This Complex And Enigmatic Figure To Life And Provides An Engrossing Portrait Of The Self Styled Great Beast, The Man Whom The Contemporary Press Dubbed The Wickedest Man In The WorldThe Popular Image Of Him As, In The Words Of Francis King, An Insatiable Sexual Athlete, A Pimp Who Lived On The Immoral Earnings Of His Girl Friends, And A Junkie Who Daily Took Enough Heroin To Kill A Roomful Of People , Has A Basis In Fact But There Were Other, Less Obnoxious And Despicable, Aspects Of This Highly original Character Crowley S Greatest Legacy Is His Eclectic Occult System His Magick Persists, A Potent Synthesis Of Golden Dawn Magic, Oriental Esoteric Techniques, Sexual Magic, And The All Encompassing Law Of Thelema With Its Two Fundamental Principles, Every Man And Woman Is A Star And The Notorious Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law



The ultimate angry outsider man writing about the ultra inside outsider figure in British aesthetic and social culture What makes this book interesting is Colin Wilson who by the way is a classic pop culture historian as well as true crime fanatic This book seems to be the ultimate match up the only thing missing is Kenneth Anger and Jimmy Page sitting on one s shoulder while reading this smallish volume.
The book itself is a good introduction to the master magik figure, yet it has that rush to finish on the deadline feel as well Nevertheless this is a good match up with writer and subject.
Aleister Crowley was one messed up dude who loved sex, drugs and conjuring demons Sure, he was a crazy asshole most of the time, but the world needs a few crazy assholes to accent the droves of mundane assholes that plague this planet I would have liked to shake his handthen promptly soak my palm in antibacterial liquid becausewell who know where his hand has been

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