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The History of... a PhD dissertation with a foot in the Chaos camp!, 22 July 2010
No doubt he got good marks from the teacher for this one. As a book however its not something I would want to subject myself to reading again... ever! Life is just too short to listen to the ramblings of a biased academic whose sources are unsubstantiated and in some cases just plain wrong. Its a shame that this book is quoted from so often.
In the case of Amado Crowley- an Occult Master that very little is known about- the kind of tedious information Evans comes up with is really clutching at straws. I can just imagine him rummaging through the rubbish bins of people that might have known Amado Crowley for some scrap of evidence against him. I came away feeling I hadn't learned anything of value.
There are better sources of information on all of the people discussed- Authors who have written from experience rather than hear-say. Unfortunately putting so many famous names in your title is a cheap trick that boosts popularity.
This is a dissertation best left alone!