THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WICKEDEST MAN IN THE WORLD – AT LAST!
Crowley was a romantic, a scientist, an individualist, an explorer, an adventurer, a prophet, the founder of this own religion, a humourist, poet, painter, mystic, joker, novelist, spy, and magician of first rank… Is there anyone to match all that?
Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) was a visionary occultist, a member of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Nicknamed ‘The Beast’, he was vehemently anti-Christian, and supported the use of drugs and sexual magic as a means to access deeper levels of consciousness. For 100 years his true achievements have been suppressed, his true character deformed and defaced in a campaign of vilification unparalleled in British history.
Here is the world’s first complete, thoroughly researched biography of Aleister Crowley (publishing 1st September 2011, £25 Hardback), demolishing the myths, establishing the facts and telling with verve and style the astonishing and exciting story of his life, including many ‘missing years’, intrigues, discoveries and adventures – all revealed and explained for the first time. Crowley’s grandson has provided exclusive access to crucial information about his family relationships, and there is a compelling account too of his work as a British spy during World Wars I and II.
• Tobias Churton has had unprecedented access to archive material and gives a completely new and unbiased picture of Crowley
• Unique research into the family background and formative years of the young Crowley along with previously unpublished photographs
• The story of a life packed with adventure and intrigue spanning the late 19th to mid-20th century
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tobias Churton is a world authority on Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Hermeticism and Gnosticism. Holding a Master’s degree in Theology from Brasenose College, Oxford, he is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University and Faculty Lecturer in Western Esotericism. An accomplished filmmaker and composer and the writer of the award-winning drama documentary series ‘The Gnostics’, for Channel 4, Churton has also written a now standard biography on Elias Ashmole (1617–92). Please consult http://www.tobiaschurton.com for more information.