Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics by Marco Pasi

By Marco Pasi

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is likely one of the most famed and demanding authors within the historical past of western esotericism. Crowley has been lengthy overlooked by means of students of faith when the tales of magical and sexual perform which movement approximately him proceed to draw well known curiosity. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" seems to be on the guy at the back of the parable - via surroundings him firmly in the politics of his time - and the advance of his principles via his huge and terribly diversified writings. Crowley was once a rationalist, sympathetic to the values of the Enlightenment, but additionally a romantic and a reactionary. His look for another strategy 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 members, agencies and teams of his day - the key carrier of assorted international locations, the German Nazi get together, Russian political activists, reporters and politicians of assorted persuasions, in addition to different writers - either in Europe and the US. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" offers a lifetime of rules, an exam of a guy formed through and shaping the politics of his times.

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