Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley

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New Falcon, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 555 pages
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Aleister Crowley, born in Victorian England to a life of financial privilege and religious bigotry, rebelled against his upbringing. He was an uninhibited explorer of global spiritual traditions combining ritual magic with spiritual ecstasy. This text provides an account of his life.

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User Review  - DeFor - LibraryThing

This book is a compendium of Aleister Crowley’s life, from birth to death, and an overview of his following up till today. As far as I know, it is very detailed and thorough. It does not go very ... Read full review

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Of the five biographies of Crowley I have read, this is my favorite. This book is information rich, densely packed with meticulously cited details. Nowhere else have I seen so many references to ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Richard Kaczynski, PhD, has been a student of the western mystery tradition--and of Thelema and the works of Aleister Crowley in particular--since 1977. He has been a member of O.T.O. since 1987, and an international lecturer on magick since 1990. He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley as well as the books Perdurabo Outtakes and Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City. Along with Hymenaeus Beta, he is co-editor of The Revival of Magick and Other Essays. Over the years, his writing has appeared in various magazines (High Times, Different Worlds, The Magical Link, Mezlim, Eidolon, Neshamah, Cheth) and books (Golden Dawn Sourcebook, Rebels and Devils). He currently lives in Maryland with his wife and cat.

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