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The Drug and Other Stories

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley : £2.99 : http://bit.ly/b5bIiX

With an introduction by William Breeze and a foreword by David Tibet.

This volume brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875–1947). Crowley was a successful critic, editor and author of fiction from 1908 to 1922, and his short stories are long overdue for discovery. Of the forty-nine stories in the present volume, only thirty were published in his lifetime. Most of the rest appear here for the first time.

Like their author, Crowley’s stories are fun, smart, witty, thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling. They are set in places he had lived and knew well: Belle Epoque Paris, Edwardian London, pre-revolutionary Russia and America during the first World War. The title story ‘The Drug’ stands as one of the first—if not the first—accounts of a psychedelic experience. His ‘Black and Silver’ is a knowing early noir discovery that anticipates an entire genre. ‘Atlantis’ is a masterpiece of occult fantasy, a dark satire that can stand with Samuel Butler’s Erewhon. Frank Harris considered ‘The Testament of Magdalen Blair’ the most terrifying tale ever written.

Extensive editorial end-notes give full details about the stories.

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The Poem of Hashish, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley

The Poem of Hashish, by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley : $5.99 : http://bit.ly/aSdW7S

Translated from the French by Aleister Crowley for The Equinox, March 1910. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), author of the 1857 collection of poetry Les Fleurs du Mal, participated in the infamous “Club des Hachichins” along with such literary figures as Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas and Honoré de Balzac in the 1840s. In this essay he recounts his observations of the effects of the herb, along with his critical evaluation of the spiritual and moral dangers of hashish.

Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics

Dr. Marco Pasi

Dr. Marco Pasi

Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics : Pre-order $85 : http://bit.ly/dsyvD2

This much anticipated English translation of Dr. Marco Pasi’s scholarly exploration of Crowley’s political influence will be available in October, 2010, and is now available for pre-order from Equinox Publishing.

The figure of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is one of the most important authors in the history of modern western esotericism. A prolific and eclectic author, he wrote novels, poetry, essays, and, above all, developed in his many writings his personal magico-religious doctrine. During his life he had the opportunity to meet, and at times to influence, a considerable number of figures in the most various milieus. This volume contains a study of Crowley’s relationship with the politics of his times, a crucial issue in order to understand the importance and the influence of his work.

Crowley, educated in the late Victorian age, shows many of the contradictions of this period. The search for an alternative way to express his religious feelings lead him to elaborate his own vision of political and social radical change. He announced a new era echoing the ideal of a “new man” proposed by the totalitarian regimes and the radical politics of his times, and at the same time anticipated some ideas made fashionable today by the “New Age” spirituality. The book follows the steps of Crowley’s intellectual development on the basis of the enormous corpus of published writings, but also through the analysis of numerous unpublished documents.

Marco Pasi is Professor in History of Hermetic philosophy and related currents. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Milan, and a PhD in Religious studies from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne, Paris). He has focused his research mainly on the relationship between modern esotericism and politics, on the history of the idea of magic, and on methodological issues related to the study of Western esotericism. He is a member of the editorial board of Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism and Politica Hermetica.

Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus

Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus

Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus

Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus by Paul Weston : $24.50 : http://bit.ly/aqjgV1

Glastonbury, England: Avalonian Aeon Publications, 2010. First Edition Softcover. 8vo. 384pp. Printed pictorial wrappers. Diagrams and Ills. Whilst “dealing with diverse and extraordinary subjects,” this book focuses particularly on the Beast, and the various individuals, movements and madnesses that have followed on from him. Discussions of Crowley, Thelema, magick, and mysticism lead to explorations of the life and thought of Gerald Gardner, Kenneth Grant, L. Ron Hubbard, Timothy Leary, Jack Parsons, Robert Anton Wilson and others. The author also explores a number of bizarre and sometimes bewildering subjects, from the atom bomb and hallucinogens, to Nazi occultism, UFO’s and “the Sirius Mystery”, with various divergences and forays into sixties popular culture, Illuminati, Men in Black, the Church of Satan, the Process Church, Manson murders, the Thule Society, ‘New Aeon English Qabalah’, and the alleged secret United States government research into time travel said to have been conducted at Montauk Air Force Station. One reviewer has not unreasonably likened the work to that of Robert Anton Wilson on account of its scope and sometimes deliberately surreal perspectives.

Thoth Tarot in stock at Amazon.com

Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley

Thoth Tarot: $15

Thoth Tarot : $15 : http://bit.ly/bWUFTw

Good news for those of you using Amazon Prime. Amazon.com now has the small U.S. Games Thoth Tarot deck in stock and is selling them for a very good price.

The magnificent Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck contains the kabbalistic and astrological attributions described in Aleister Crowley’s The Book Of Thoth. Small 80-card deck, including 3 versions of the Magus card, with instructions and bonus full-color spread sheet.

Crowley Collection Sale

Aleister Crowley Books at Germ Books

Germ Books Crowley Collection

Crowley Collection at Germ Books : http://bit.ly/bA8qnh

Germ Books just uploaded a collection of Crowley books for sale, including 777, Konx Om Pax, I Ching, The Vision & The Voice, Vol 2 of  Collected Works, and more at great prices.

About the bookseller: GERM Books + Gallery began out of a need for a truly alternative independent bookstore that would provide access to ideologically unpopular books; books that address difficult social topics; books that don’t cater to the lockstep mentality of the current counterculture; and books that reveal who our true masters are: The UFO Overlords. GERM also has a fine selection of classic and contemporary literature, esoteric writings, conspiracy theories, UFO books, science fiction (specializing in Alt-History, Post-Apocalypse and Cyberpunk), psychology, poetry, preparedness, hippie lit, hipster lit, and the obligatory fringe bookstore titles.

The Art of Aleister Crowley: $23

An Old Master: The Art of Aleister Crowley

An Old Master: The Art of Aleister Crowley: $23

An Old Master: The Art of Aleister Crowley : $23 : http://thelemamedia.com/

This is the official catalogue for the largest exhibition of Aleister Crowley’s art to date, held in London in 1998 e.v.

A4 size, 32 pages, featuring 47 color illustrations of paintings and drawings by Aleister Crowley, with essays by Martin P. Starr and Karl Nierendorf.

Also available:

The Master Therion (Fine Art Print) : $60

Facsimile reproduction of the original 1918 e.v. self-portrait by Aleister Crowley, from a numbered limited edition of 666 prints.

Measures 35cm x 49cm (13.75″ x 19.25″), printed on heavy stock, shipped flat.

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