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Aleister Crowley: The Face of Modern Western Esotericism

Aleister Crowley: The Face of Modern Western Esotericism by Christopher Wilke was released least year, but I hadn’t heard of this one before. I thought I’d mention it in case it was of interest, or if someone wanted to review it and let me know what they think. Of course, I hope the typo in the description isn’t indicative of the contents …

Christopher Wilke Aleister Crowley

“Writer and artist Christopher W. Wilke explores the man and the myth of Aleister Crowley in this engaging introduction. Filled with illustrations inspired by period-photography, Aliester [sic] Crowley: The Face of Modern Western Esotericism illuminates the public and private life of this noteworthy character of, ironically, both the esoteric and pop culture.”

“The book, an 102 page introduction to Crowley and his works, features digitally-modified illustrations inspired by period photography, finally illuminating for the modern reader the many members of such orders as The Golden Dawn and Crowley’s A∴A∴, along with images of Crowley from boyhood to old age.

A frank, open-minded, and scholarly treatment of the material and the man, Wilke’s Aleister Crowley features extensive notes and bibliographic information to lead the beginning student of the Western Esoteric Tradition to many engaging texts.” [via]