review Aleister Crowley The Beast Demystified 103

Roger Hutchinson ☆ 3 characters

“The wickedest man in the world” as the contemporary press labelled him self proclaimed “black m Aleister Crowley was once considered by some to be The Wickedest Man in the World This book takes an objective stance toward Crowley in order to demystify him The emphasis is on historical facts and published statements Crowley's sinful behaviors and mystical ideas are freuently mentioned but the details are largely omitted Crowley was a fascinating person no doubt I was somewhat disappointed by the author's efforts to depict Crowley in a manner emphasizing his ordinary ualities This is an interesting book from the point of view of history but the author's perspective tends to dull the subject matter This book has a no nonsense approach to Crowley's life If that's your preference then you'll think this is an excellent biography Personally I would have preferred details about his evil behaviors mystical practices and depraved philosophies

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Aleister Crowley The Beast Demystified

Agician” and “great beast” Aleister Crowley was a mystic writer poet sexual revolutionary and pa A hard to understand character a hard to visualise character but an interesting one I like this book because it brings some data that is not in other books I invite you to read it but open wide your mind and pay attention Good book whatsoever

characters Aleister Crowley The Beast Demystified

Inter This fascinating appraisal lifts the smokescreen of mythology to reveal a truly astonishing figu More like a hit piece than a biography Extoles on Crowley's personal failings without explaining his philosophy at all


10 thoughts on “Aleister Crowley The Beast Demystified

  1. says:

    A no bullshit look at Crowley from a realist perspective Too bad the author isn't a very interesting writer


  2. says:

    Expanding on the end of his life and much concise than The Confessions of Aleister Crowley An Autohagiography FYI The term hagiography may be used to refer to the biography of a saint or highly developed spiritual being in any of the world's spiritual traditions Hutchinson spares no one nor anything in his path of showing how The Beast lived his debaucherous life and the simple and sad end to his life Crowley fashioned an empire where he was not only running the show but was a self proclaimed god at the center of its universe but in the end died a penniless pauper alone and devoid of faith in his own abilities


  3. says:

    Aleister Crowley was once considered by some to be The Wickedest Man in the World This book takes an objective stance toward Crowley in order to demystify him The emphasis is on historical facts and published statements Crowley's sinful behaviors and mystical ideas are freuently mentioned but the details are largely omitted Crowley was a fascinating person no doubt I was somewhat disappointed by the author's efforts to depict Crowley in a manner emphasizing his ordinary ualities This is an interesting book from the point of view of history but the author's perspective tends to dull the subject matter This book has a no nonsense approach to Crowley's life If that's your preference then you'll think this is an excellent biography Personally I would have preferred details about his evil behaviors mystical practices and depraved philosophies


  4. says:

    This reads like a timeline of Crowley's life rather than a biography or even an attack on his character The author seems to have no interest in Crowley's work which makes me wonder what compelled him to write the book in the first place


  5. says:

    Took up this book from the perspective of understanding a few things about Aleister and his thought process Came out thoroughly disappointed This is just an elucidation of facts regarding Aleister without any much depth or perspective The writing style is boring and lacks any strong detailWouldn't recommend this


  6. says:

    A hard to understand character a hard to visualise character but an interesting one I like this book because it brings some data that is not in other books I invite you to read it but open wide your mind and pay attention Good book whatsoever


  7. says:

    Well written and non fantastical


  8. says:

    More like a hit piece than a biography Extoles on Crowley's personal failings without explaining his philosophy at all


  9. says:

    A general overview of Crowley's life without any great insight into his magick If you seek some kind of spiritual truth look elsewhere I enjoyed some of it in the way I would enjoy reading a period drama with eccentric characters Where this book is most entertaining is in describing the complex relationships and uarrels between Crowley and a host of other famed friends school chumsrivals lovers and enemies The description of his wife Rose Edith Kelly a widow who borrowed a couple thousand pounds supposedly to have an abortion and instead spent in on fancy dresses gives an idea of the kind of soap opera drama this book purports to demystify There are some great descriptions of Aleister's pranks Here was a man who thoroughly enjoyed pulling the wool over the eyes of the gullible public Unfortunately when the author describes Crowley's time in Portugal he misspells the city of Sintra as Cintra and calls the famed Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa Ferdinand I found myself wondering with errors like this what else did this author get wrong?


  10. says:

    Borrowed this book as part of a halloween theme When I was younger I read a few too many books around the supernatural which often brought up Mr Crowley as a powerful exponent in occult circles Reading this book helped break down a lot of the BS that exists around the man He was brought up in a sect his dad died when he was fairly young He inherited a great deal of money which enabled him to travel the world hanging out with fellow artists spend a lot of time navel gazing He was the ultimate hedonist which led to excessive self aggrandizing and a preoccupation with magicThe writing style was fairly good but got a bit 'flowery' at times which tired me a bit Still it was a great book for the commute


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