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Consider these facts about the man who named himself "The Great Beast": he was one of the first Westerners to seriously study Buddhism and Yoga. He radically redesigned the traditional Tarot deck (thus the "Crowley deck"). Contrary to common belief, he was never known to participate in satanic ritual--to do so would acknowledge the Christian church, which he was loathe to do (although he nicknamed his son "The Christ Child"). These are but a few of the surprising morsels one can glean from this excellent biography. Don't expect to find Crowley a likeable figure. Do, however, expect to meet a flamboyant man who challenged all forms of religious, sexual, and social oppression and hence became a revered visionary and a reviled demon. --Tara West --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A very well written and researched book. If you want to find out more about Crowley and have ever wondered what the reality was behind this divisive and controversial individual... Read morePublished 16 months ago by R. CURRIE
I am very much interested in reading this book as i am highly fascinated by him and his beliefs.....thank you!Published on 24 Dec. 2012 by michaelfarrell
Whether you think this is the best Crowley biography or not it's certainly a "must read" for anyone seriously interested in the man and/or his magick .... Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2010 by Tempestas