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Lege 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 cultu. Lachman is very judgmental here which makes me want to do the same Beyond good and evil is not necessarily something to be frowned upon— one of the goals in Buddhism can be to look at the world without dualism Interpreting Crowley through the lens of tantric Buddhism one does not reach the same conclusions that Lachman consistently finds As well I'm not convinced of Crowley's profound cultural influences — his picture on an album cover could mean as little as a designer being naughty Speaking of cultural influence Lachman repeatedly refers to the writer William S Burroughs as William Burroughs Jr Williams S Burroughs is not exactly obscure so perhaps this reference should have been fixed Made me wonder about the accuracy and fact checking of the rest of the text Worst of all Lachman constantly throughout refers to his other books which is very off putting

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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 he was not an obvious contender for the most enduring pop cu. 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

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Aleister Crowley Summary Í 108 Ê ➣ [Epub] ➝ Aleister Crowley By Gary Lachman ➭ – 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 A This definitive work on Lture 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 col. this is why being horny should be illegal