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Aleister CrowleyThis definitive work on the occult’s “great beast” traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock and roll giants from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath When Aleister Crowley died in 1947 he was not an obvious contender for the most enduring pop For a long time I've been somewhat familiar with Aleister Crowley and who he was For the most part I thought of him as a relatively eccentric man who climbed mountains dabbled in magic rituals and got name checked by the occasional musician In fact this book is written by a former member of Blondie When I finished the book I can't say I learned a whole lot about the man except for a few small details here and there including a minor connection to L Ron Hubbard near the end of Crowley's life Sure Lachman got into the specifics of his magick and personal relationships but there was nothing there that was really all that interesting My biggest takeaway is that Crowley was despicable and contemptible than I had originally thought Not for his practice of the occult but instead for his insurmountable arrogance narcissism and lack of respect for anyone or anything around him In terms of the actual writing Lachman provided a chronology of events and people in Crowley's life and wrote them down Also the subtitle of the book is misleading rock and roll didn't play a part in Crowley's life at all After he died a few musicians took interest in him and his writings which lended approval to the hedonistic lifestyle of rock stars in the 60s and 70s In the final chapter of the book Lachman tried to validate his subtitle and included every possible reference that linked Crowley to music from the well documented interest of Jimmy Page to stretching this thesis to include the likes of Jay Z and Lady Gaga This is the only Crowley book I’ve read and I don’t know a whole lot about the man but I know enough that someone interested in Crowley and his magick might want to look around a bit before reading this biography

Gary Lachman é Aleister Crowley Reader

Llege dorm rooms and his methods of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and spiritual seekers Aleister Crowley is than just a biography of this compelling controversial and divisive figure it’s also a portrait of his unparalleled influence on modern pop cultur An honestly amazing story telling of the life of such an eccentric character The authors offers a critical account of Crowley while at the same time not hating on him whole heartedly Lachman offers a fairly balanced point of view but also ensures that the reader isn't simply feed praise of a man with too many flaws to count a must read for anyone interested in learning about the Occult especially since Lachman names a few keystone readings for extended research Also for any Crowleyist or Thelemite who needs to understand that following in the laws of Thelema does not euate Crowley glorification My one critiue is that I honestly think the author doesn't get it He lists Crowley with the likes of Jim Morrison and Charles Manson Lachman displays a misunderstanding of Morrison's philosophy so it's not a stretch to believe he may not be able break on through and understand what lies beneath Crowley's bullshit It seems Lachman thinks you must either drink the Kool Aid or not partake in any way shape or form Overall though a must read and I look forward to picking up books by the author if for no other reason than to ensure a balanced viewpoint on an all too over glorified subject

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Download Aleister Crowley Epub ´ 400 pages æ Hannahredhead Ð This definitive work on the occult’s “great beast” traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock and roll giants from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath When Aleister Crowley died in 1947 he was not an obvious Culture figure of the next century But twenty years later Crowley’s name and image were everywhere The Beatles put him on the cover of  Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Rolling Stones were briefly serious devotees Today his visage hangs in goth clubs occult temples and co this is why being horny should be illegal