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Aleister Crowley and Western esotericism

Author: Henrik Bogdan; Martin P Starr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
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Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr offer the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive occult iconoclasts, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), one of the most  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aleister Crowley; Aleister Crowley; Aleister Crowley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik Bogdan; Martin P Starr
ISBN: 9780199863099 0199863091 9780199863075 0199863075
OCLC Number: 768728918
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 406 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Henrik Bogdan, Martin P. Star --
The sorcerer and his apprentice: Aleister Crowley and the magical exploration of Edwardian subjectivity / Alex Owe --
Varieties of magical experience: Aleister Crowley's views on occult practice / Marco Pas --
Envisioning the birth of a new aeon: dispensationalism and millenarianism in the thelemic tradition / Henrik Bogda --
The great beast as a tantric hero: the role of yoga and tantra in Aleister Crowley's magick / Gordan Djurdjevi --
Continuing knowledge from generation unto generation: the social and literary background of Aleister Crowleys magick / Richard Kaczynsk --
Aleister Crowley and the Yezidis / Tobias Churto --
Frenzies of the beast: the phaedran furores in the rites and writings of Aleister Crowley / Matthew D. Roger --
Aleister Crowley: Freemason?! / Martin P. Star --
"The one thought that was not untrue": Aleister Crowley and A.E. Waite / Robert A. Gilber --
The beast and the prophet: Aleister Crowley's fascination with Joseph Smith / Massimo Introvigne --
Crowley and wicca / Ronald Hutto --
Through the witch's looking glass: the magick of Aleister Crowley and the witchcraft of Rosaleen Norton / Keith Richmon --
The occult roots of scientology? L. Ron Hubbard, Aleister Crowley, and the origins of a controversial new religion / Hugh B. Urba --
Satan and the beast: the influence of Aleister Crowley on modern satanism / Asbjørn Dyrenda.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr ; foreword by Wouter J. Hanegraaff.
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