Posts Tagged: Aleister Crowley

Places: Crowley’s Berlin

The Great Beast witnesses the Weimar twilight

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Places: Crowley’s Berlin

The Great Beast witnesses the Weimar twilight

Places: Clifton

In search of the Reverend Montague Summers

Places: Clifton

In search of the Reverend Montague Summers

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

The Riddle

“Rampant within thy podex take this member, stiffer than a mast…”

The Riddle

“Rampant within thy podex take this member, stiffer than a mast…”

Windows to the Sacred

“An exploration of the esoteric”, starting Friday

Windows to the Sacred

“An exploration of the esoteric”, starting Friday

Pages: The Books of the Beast

This is a 1987 miscellany of pieces stretching back as much as twenty years prior. The title piece concerns the published works of Aleister Crowley, a figure of fascination for the author ever since he was disciplined at school for ordering The Great Beast.

Pages: The Books of the Beast

This is a 1987 miscellany of pieces stretching back as much as twenty years prior. The title piece concerns the published works of Aleister Crowley, a figure of fascination for the author ever since he was disciplined at school for ordering The Great Beast.

The Duck-Billed Platypus

“Dirt is matter in the wrong place./Thought is mind in the wrong place./Matter is mind; so thought is dirt.”

The Duck-Billed Platypus

“Dirt is matter in the wrong place./Thought is mind in the wrong place./Matter is mind; so thought is dirt.”

Circles: Evan Morgan

It is precisely the improbable contradictions Evan Morgan embodied in his life, the unlikely meeting of the most disparate worlds, which makes this writer/occultist/aristocrat/papal bigwig so interesting.

Circles: Evan Morgan

It is precisely the improbable contradictions Evan Morgan embodied in his life, the unlikely meeting of the most disparate worlds, which makes this writer/occultist/aristocrat/papal bigwig so interesting.

Saving the Abbey

Crowley took a band of acolytes to Cefalú in 1920 and there conducted some of his most extreme excursions into ritualistic practice before being booted out by the new fascist regime in 1923. Since then the Abbey has slid further and further into ruin.

Saving the Abbey

Crowley took a band of acolytes to Cefalú in 1920 and there conducted some of his most extreme excursions into ritualistic practice before being booted out by the new fascist regime in 1923. Since then the Abbey has slid further and further into ruin.

Looking ahead

A look ahead at some volumes of interest scheduled to appear in 2012, including works by or about Joseph Roth, Anita Berber & Sebastian Droste, Aleister Crowley, Isabelle Eberhardt, Ronald Firbank, M.P. Shiel and Count Eric Stenbock, as well as a biography of Herbert Huncke.

Looking ahead

A look ahead at some volumes of interest scheduled to appear in 2012, including works by or about Joseph Roth, Anita Berber & Sebastian Droste, Aleister Crowley, Isabelle Eberhardt, Ronald Firbank, M.P. Shiel and Count Eric Stenbock, as well as a biography of Herbert Huncke.

“I’m perplexed”

There’s sodomy in the Sahara, Sicilian sex rituals, psychotropic Satanic savagery and lots more serpentine sibilants besides. Crowley leaves death and madness in his wake as he erases the personalities of his followers and replaces them with a new creed.

“I’m perplexed”

There’s sodomy in the Sahara, Sicilian sex rituals, psychotropic Satanic savagery and lots more serpentine sibilants besides. Crowley leaves death and madness in his wake as he erases the personalities of his followers and replaces them with a new creed.

The double life of Evan Morgan

He was an occultist, yet chamberlain to two popes; gay, yet husband to two women. He was a friend to Augustus John, john to Denham Fouts, bogey-man to the Establishment. He mixed with royalty and rabble, and there was a Jekyll-and-Hyde polarity within his own personality.

The double life of Evan Morgan

He was an occultist, yet chamberlain to two popes; gay, yet husband to two women. He was a friend to Augustus John, john to Denham Fouts, bogey-man to the Establishment. He mixed with royalty and rabble, and there was a Jekyll-and-Hyde polarity within his own personality.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 1

There are infinite ways to dissect London, endless psychogeographical narratives which can be overlaid on the city’s map. This is an account of absence as much as presence, but let’s think of it as a stroll which gives us a chance to chat about our favourite freaks.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 1

There are infinite ways to dissect London, endless psychogeographical narratives which can be overlaid on the city’s map. This is an account of absence as much as presence, but let’s think of it as a stroll which gives us a chance to chat about our favourite freaks.

Scarlet sheila

In 1908 Leila Waddell left Australia and toured Europe and the United States with a vaudeville act made up of female violinists, along the way encountering Aleister Crowley who was captivated by the part-Maori beauty.

Scarlet sheila

In 1908 Leila Waddell left Australia and toured Europe and the United States with a vaudeville act made up of female violinists, along the way encountering Aleister Crowley who was captivated by the part-Maori beauty.