Aleister Crowley , born Edward Alexander Crowley , 12 October — 1 December ; the surname is pronounced with the first syllable sounding like "crow" in English was a British occultist, writer and mystic. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings , especially The Book of the Law , the central sacred text of Thelema. Other interests and accomplishments were wide-ranging—he was a chess player, mountain climber, poet, painter, astrologer, hedonist, recreational drug user, and social critic. Crowley himself claimed to be a Freemason , but the regularity of his initiations with the United Grand Lodge of England has been disputed.
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Inner Traditions published a marvellously eclectic selection of books that make the reader think about the world in a different way. He saw the world in a very new fashion. He truly lived a life less ordinary. Tobias not only understands Crowley, but has the skills as a writer to tell his story in an engaging and entertaining fashion to his readers. Crowley spent much time in America, first in , then under more dramatic circumstances in when he arrived for what would be a five-year stay. It would be fair to say he packed five lifetimes into those five years. He worked for British and U.
A prolific writer, he published widely over the course of his life. Born to a wealthy family in Royal Leamington Spa , Warwickshire , Crowley rejected his parents' fundamentalist Christian Plymouth Brethren faith to pursue an interest in Western esotericism. He was educated at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge , where he focused his attentions on mountaineering and poetry, resulting in several publications.
He is referred to as the greatest magician in history and magic's greatest embarrassment, who had quit magic in order to analyze science and technology. He resides in the mysterious Windowless Building , floating upside down and connected to wires, inside a tube of red liquid. In the novels, his appearance is described as someone who "looks like an adult, yet also a child; like a man, yet also a woman; like a saint, yet also a criminal". In all of his appearances in the present day, prior to the events of December 11th, he wears a green hospital gown and is always barefooted. During his destruction of the Golden Dawn , Aleister wore a dark uniform with a hooded cloak and star-shaped fasteners.