A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF)

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A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley review ì 109 review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Martin Booth Martin Booth ´ 9 review A MAGICK LIFE is a detailed and extensively researched biography a uniuely unbiased study of o. Years ago in college an older friend gave me a copy of Crowley s immense autobiography I tried reading it then and once recently without success Frankly I didn t take Crowley seriously and the reading of Colin Wilson s brief biographies of him had convinced me that he was a morally disreputable faker Since then however another friend had gotten into reading him even attending rites derived from his practices I decided to give Crowley a second chanceBooth s biography was a good choice He avoids adding to the lurid sensationalism surrounding the character while reporting such as there was during his lifetime He makes no judgment about Crowley s magick but does note the importance of drug usage opiates cocaine cannabis peyote ether to his practice thereby allowing for all sorts of flights of imagination He also gives great emphasis to Crowley s reputable achievements as a writer a chess player a mountaineer a conversationalist without defending him from the many credible charges of moral turpitude It is in a word a sympathetic biographyBooth s work is not perfect There are some errors of fact such as in his treatment of the place of the occult in Nazism yes Himmler and Hess were into it Hitler was not There isn t much about the milieu in which Crowley lived It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the period of his life 1875 1947 and with such figures of the period as Wilde Yeats and Chesterton That was no problem for my aged self but even I would have liked a lot about the world of occultism in which he dwelled during the period and before Still although long and narrowly focused it s a readable study which many may find entertaining

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A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley review ì 109 review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Martin Booth Martin Booth ´ 9 review Liant polymath whose considerable intellect and talent were crushed by his self destructivenes. Well researched and unbiased account of Crowley s life Some years ago I read several other biographies this seems to be far detailed and even handed than the previous attempts some of those authors clearly had an axe to grind one way or another

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A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley review ì 109 review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Martin Booth Martin Booth ´ 9 review Ne of the thentieth century's most charismatic misinterpreted and controversial figures a bril. A nicely researched biography of the so called wickedest man in the world Crowley grew up in a very religious household Being a rambunctious child his devout mother started calling him the beast He uickly decided that he was The Beast as in 666 from the Book of Revelations As a young man he was a world class mountaineer and chess player And of course there is what he is known for the occult Oh and he was really very funny Here s a uote of when he was roaming around Tunisia with his head shaved with the exception of a tuft of hair in the center of his forehead shaped like a horn dressed in magical robes with a follower who Crowley also shaved so it looked like he had devil horns all at the tail end of the Victorian eraThe eccentric and horrible Neuberg his acolyte appeared the insanely grotesuely he behaved the he inspired the inhabitants with respect for the Magician who had mastered so fantastic and fearful a genieOn this same trip he stumbled into a barfight and broke it up by drawing magical symbols in the air and reciting the Koran And then they went out on the town toa wicked place where I profoundly regret to be obliged to confess my comrade displayed uneuivocal symptoms of bawdiness My duty to his poor mother and uncles as well as my own moral sense compelled me to repress this terrible lust for carnal copulation with words severe indeed but not unjust I stayed myself with an Arab wenchSeriously funny stuff I do need to read of his actual writing But continuing on in later life he was recruited by Ian Fleming the guy who wrote the 007 books to practice black magic or as Crowley spelled it magick the added k being his specific brand of sex and drug based occult practices on the Nazis and was later the inspiration for the first Bond villain He also had links to L Ron Hubbard who was an early follower Of course Crowley saw Hubbard for the fraud he later proved to be Anyways He lived uite a life as maybe the first hippie 60 years early and it s a fine biography Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law


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    A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF) Years ago in college an older friend gave me a copy of Crowley's immense autobiography I tried reading it then and once re

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    Free download A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley Martin Booth ´ 9 review review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Martin Booth Not a bad book I think the author was very fair in their assessment of Crowley it would have been easy to see him as either all good or all bad It seems from his actions he was neither Just awfully awfully self centered arrogant egotistical A bit depressing at times it is not the easiest book to read and it would be easy to jump to the conclu

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    Free download A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF) When reviewing a biography there’s always a temptation to review its subject I’ll get that out of the way by saying that I thin

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    A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF) A nicely researched biography of the so called wickedest man in the world Crowley grew up in a very religious household Being a rambunctious child his devout mother started calling him the beast He uickly decided that he was The Beast as in 666 from the Book of Revelations As a young man he was a world class mountaineer and chess player And of course there is what he is known for the occult Oh and he was really very funny Here's a

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    A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF) Martin Booth ´ 9 review Utterly fascinating biography of an utterly fascinating character Having previously stopped reading Crowley's own autohagiography midway through as I couldn't handle his vain pompous prose it's good to be able to read a rounded biography of a man often far ahead of his time Now I think I may even end up finishing Crowley's own book after all

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    Free download A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Martin Booth Martin Booth ´ 9 review As advertised this biography is reasonably unbiased and does not dwell too long on the magickal aspects of Aleister's life Certainly they are mentioned as there is no way of separating the one from the other and still come out with a factual book on the man but unlike other biographies the emphasis is on his actions on this plane I found it a very refreshing glimpse into that aspect of him which in other treatments has been glossed over in

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    Martin Booth ´ 9 review review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Martin Booth Free download A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley I had always wondered about the mystiue that surrounds this Aleister Crowley fellow well now I know This biography is one

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    Free download A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF) Hands down the best biography I've ever read and probably one of my top ten books period With a character like Crowley there's no shortage of material Pair that with a gifted witty irreverant biographer who bends his sentences like musical phrases and you have A Magick Life There's no other book like it

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    A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF) Well researched and unbiased account of Crowley's life Some years ago I read several other biographies this seems to be far detailed

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    A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley (PDF) Martin Booth ´ 9 review Tell them I've had a wonderful life Wittgenstein famous last words

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  • Paperback
  • 384
  • A Magick Life A Biography of Aleister Crowley
  • Martin Booth
  • English
  • 09 June 2020
  • 9780340718063