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 mountain climbing and startling prophetic strength - in addition to poetry, experience, espionage, knowledge, extra, and highbrow brilliance. This biography finds the fellow at the back of the appalling recognition, 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 astounding fact that Crowley was once a genius as major as Jung, Freud or Einstein.
Churton has loved the whole co-operation of the world's Crowley students to make sure the accuracy of his riveting narrative.
The publication comprises the 1st ever entire research of Crowley's incredible kinfolk heritage - together with proof he hid in his lifetime for worry of social prejudice.
Tobias Churton additionally supplies us an in depth account of Crowley's paintings as a British secret agent in the course of international battle I in Berlin throughout the early Nineteen Thirties and through global warfare II. this knowledge has no longer been on hand to any prior biographer.
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Aleister Crowley: The Biography by Tobias Churton