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The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

Good news! In spite of what it might say on Amazon, The Drug and Other Stories has already shipped to a few lucky people and will soon be available again for purchase via Amazon.

[See also our post announcing this title]

This book is reported to be over 620 pages, with notes and sources at the back. The 49 stories published in this volume include: The Wake World, Thien Tao: The Synagogue of Satan, The Stone of the Philosophers, The Stratagem, and The Lost Continent. It is edited by William Breeze, with a foreword by he and David Tibet, and the book is dedicated to Kenneth Anger.

This is very exciting news which reveals that this very expensive new title will include a large amount of material including some that is rather hard to find.

More information, and purchase links for this title from Wordsworth Editions can be found here.

Peintures Inconnues d’Aleister Crowley: €19

Peintures Inconnues d'Aleister Crowley: la Collection de Palerme

Peintures Inconnues d'Aleister Crowley: €19

Peintures Inconnues : http://bit.ly/av1F1J : €19

This French-language paperback has all 16 paintings from the Palermo Collection, recently discovered and exhibited in Paris. In addition to the 16 full-color pages, this includes writings of Marco Pasi, William Breeze, Giuseppe Di Liberti, Alessandra Sandrolini, and Kenneth Anger. We hasten to repeat, it’s in French.

Rough translation of the description on the back of the book:

Founder of a new religion, magician, poet, painter, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) settled in the 1920s in Cefalù, where he founded the Abbey of Thelema. The series of paintings presented here, from an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, was discovered some years ago in a village near Cefalù. The exhibition expressed the importance of image and symbol in Occult. It includes studies of the Thoth Tarot, designed by Crowley twenty years later (1938 to 1942). Between visions and dreamlike hallucinations, a  psychotropic utopia of a primitive paradise, all of Crowley’s work has influenced the counter-culture and even pop music. The discovery of these paintings is the opportunity to examine the complexity of Crowley’s legacy.

La description originale en français:

Fondateur d’une nouvelle religion, magicien, poète, peintre, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) s’installe dans les années 1920 à Cefalù, où il fonde son Abbaye de Théléma. La série de peintures présentées ici, objet d’une exposition au Palais de Tokyo, a été découverte il y a quelques années dans un village proche de Cefalù. Elle explicite l’importance de l’image et du symbole dans le domaine occulte. Son étude atteste entre autres de son lien avec le jeu de Thoth, tarot conçu par Crowley vingt ans plus tard (1938- 1942). Entre visions oniriques et hallucinations psychotropes, utopie d’un paradis primitif, l’ensemble de l’oeuvre de Crowley a influencé la contre-culture autant que la musique pop. La découverte de ces peintures est l’occasion d’interroger la complexité de cet héritage.

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