By Tobias Churton
This definitive biography of Aleister Crowley, the main infamous and debatable non secular determine of the 20 th century, brings jointly a lifetime of world-shaking 'magick', sexual and mental experimentation on the outer limits, world-record-beating climbing and startling prophetic energy - in addition to poetry, event, espionage, knowledge, extra, and highbrow brilliance. This biography unearths the guy in the back of the appalling attractiveness, demolishing a century of scandalmongering that persuaded the area 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 total co-operation of the world's Crowley students to make sure the accuracy of his riveting narrative.
The booklet includes the 1st ever entire research of Crowley's surprising kin heritage - together with proof he hid in his lifetime for worry of social prejudice.
Tobias Churton additionally offers us an in depth account of Crowley's paintings as a British undercover agent in the course of global battle I in Berlin throughout the early Nineteen Thirties and through international conflict II. this data has now not been on hand to any earlier biographer.
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