Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics by Marco Pasi

By Marco Pasi

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is among the most renowned and demanding authors within the background of western esotericism. Crowley has been lengthy neglected by means of students of faith while the tales of magical and sexual perform which circulation approximately him proceed to draw renowned curiosity. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" seems to be on the guy at the back of the parable - by way of surroundings him firmly in the politics of his time - and the advance of his principles via his vast and terribly diversified writings. Crowley used to be a rationalist, sympathetic to the values of the Enlightenment, but additionally a romantic and a reactionary. His look for an alternate option to convey his spiritual emotions led him to problematic his personal imaginative and prescient of social and political switch. Crowley's advanced politics ended in his involvement with many key contributors, organizations and teams of his day - the key carrier of varied international locations, the German Nazi occasion, Russian political activists, reporters and politicians of assorted persuasions, in addition to different writers - either in Europe and the USA. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" offers a lifetime of principles, an exam of a guy formed by means of and shaping the politics of his times.

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