Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley

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New Falcon Publications, 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 in every way possible. He became a mountaineer, a bohemian, a writer of sensuous poetry, and a practitioner of what detractors called "the black arts." In reality, he was an uninhibited explorer of global spiritual traditions combining ritual magic with spiritual ecstasy. His winding path intersected ceremonial magic, Buddhism, Hinduism, Kabbalah, sex, drugs, poetry and music. And what he offered mankind was a manifesto for a new age: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." For the first time, the life of one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century is illuminated by a writer who is both an academic researcher and a lifetime practitioner.

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Review: Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Life of Aleister Crowley

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

An extremely well-researched and detailed book on the enigmatic Crowley. Very dense reading but if you are interested in the good, bad and ugly aspects of AC this book presents a balanced insight. Read full review

Review: Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Life of Aleister Crowley

User Review  - Meredith - Goodreads

A well-written academic biography of 'Uncle Al'. It's strange reading something that is written about him in a non-sensational manner. He was certainly a complex character. A lot of his more ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Richard Kaczynski, PhD, has been a student of the western mystery traditionaand of Thelema and the works of Aleister Crowley in particularasince 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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