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Reviewer sounds bitter and maybe needs some love

Reviewer sounds bitter and maybe needs some love at “Aleister Crowley: The Biography Review“.

“It is the belief of Tobias Churton that a perverse ‘hatred of bourgeois attitudes’ is what motivated Aleister Crowley until the very end of his days.

I’m not so sure. Crowley liked his creature comforts and his zany posturing would fit in well with upper-class dilettante life. Crowley lived off family money for as long as he could and, when the inheritance expired, tried to raise funds by suing everyone for defamation of character. Such were his delusions of grandeur one of Crowley’s aliases was Count Vladimir Svareff and, after graduating from Cambridge, he bought a castle near Loch Ness. There was also a villa in Sicily where Crowley presided over his orgies like a Victorian patriarch.”

And, check out the masthead for the Express, for a bit of synchronistic symbolism:

If you’re interested in biographies of Aleister Crowley, you may want to check out Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy by Tobias Churton.

Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy

If you’re interested in biographies of Aleister Crowley, you may want to check out Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy by Tobias Churton, which is now finally available. Apparently this work has materials that aren’t in Perdurabo, so they could make a good combination for your own library.


In addition to this new work, you should consider Richard Kaczynski‘s revised and expanded Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley.


Thelema Coast to Coast #03: May 7, 2005

For one of the earliest shows, Thelema Coast to Coast #03: May 7, 2005, which you can listen to via Episode #3, there’s an interview with Richard Kaczynski about the original publication of Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley, which recently saw a major update.

And, if you’re interested in biographies of Aleister Crowley, you may want to check out the upcoming publication of Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy by Tobias Churton, due to arrive Sept 2011. Apparently this work has materials that aren’t in Perdurabo, so they could make a good combination for your own library.