Aleister Crowley : A Modern Master

A Modern Master
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Crowley - A Beginners Guide
A Graphic Introduction
by

John S Moore
Illustrated by

John Patrick Higgins
Design and formatting by Alistair Moore

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Introduction ................................................................................... 7
Life ................................................................................................... 9
Decadence .................................................................................... 10
Romanticism ................................................................................ 12
The Beast ...................................................................................... 13
Absurd .......................................................................................... 14
His biographers ........................................................................... 15
Ambition....................................................................................... 16
Secret path of the initiate ........................................................... 17
Grades ........................................................................................... 19
The Abyss ..................................................................................... 21
The Path of Poetry ..................................................................... 24
Open Sea of Romance .............................................................. 25
Open sea of adventure .............................................................. 26
The path of philosophy ............................................................. 28
Nietzsche....................................................................................... 29
Mountaineering ............................................................................ 30
Affirmation .................................................................................. 31
Balance .......................................................................................... 33
Dress ............................................................................................. 34
Identity .......................................................................................... 35
Espionage ..................................................................................... 36
Theosophy .................................................................................... 37
Useful Myths ................................................................................ 38
Rosicrucians .................................................................................. 39
Orientalism ................................................................................... 40
Imperialism................................................................................... 41
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Modernism ................................................................................. 119
Pop............................................................................................... 120
Science ......................................................................................... 121
Leg pulls...................................................................................... 122
Postmodernism ......................................................................... 123
Ego .............................................................................................. 124
Paradox ....................................................................................... 125
Political Thelema ....................................................................... 126
Appreciation ............................................................................... 127
Dualism perverted .................................................................... 128
Cool ............................................................................................. 130
The Esoteric Tradition ............................................................. 131
Academia ....................................................................................132
Fundies ........................................................................................ 133
The Gnostic Mass .....................................................................134
The Gnostic Saints .................................................................... 135
Occult tradition ......................................................................... 136
Science Fiction ........................................................................... 137
Parsons ........................................................................................ 138
Thought ...................................................................................... 140
Alternative ...................................................................................141
Human relations ........................................................................ 142
Religious truth ............................................................................143
Self praise ...................................................................................145
Death ...........................................................................................147
How serious ............................................................................... 148
His Heritage ................................................................................ 149
About the authors .....................................................................150
Bibliography ............................................................................... 151

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Aleister Crowley : A Modern Master

A Modern Master
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