Aleister Crowley - Revolt of the Magicians by Lon Milo DuQuette PDF

By Lon Milo DuQuette

ISBN-10: 1439279152

ISBN-13: 9781439279151

The dawning 20th century isn't really sufficiently big for eccentric genius Aleister Crowley. he's an acclaimed poet, chess grasp, world-class mountaineer, and doubtless the main passionately liberated guy in Victorian London. His genuine devotion, despite the fact that, is magic...and the hunt for his personal soul.

An notorious fourteenth century Arabic booklet of magic survives the centuries to spawn the formation of a hidden society of magicians in London. The Order is led through occult student MacGregor Mathers and his spouse Moina, who declare to be in contact with mystery masters that supply them ever-increasing magical wisdom and tool. For a number of years the Order grows, drawing on new individuals from the giants of British trade, artwork, and literature.

Suddenly, on the peak of the Order's effect, MacGregor and Moina seem to lose touch with the key masters. They circulate to Paris and forget about the Order's plea for extra teachings and better initiations. The London resort threatens to sever ties with them and make magical touch with the key masters themselves. 5 very recognized contributors lead the revolt:

*the poet William Butler Yeats
*the playwright Maude Gonne
*Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula
*Florence Farr, the main acclaimed actress of her day
*and one of many wealthiest girls on this planet, tea heiress Annie Horniman.

Crowley naively joins the Order in the beginning of the insurrection. Blinded by means of his extreme religious aspirations, he's not purely drawn into the clash, yet unwittingly turns into the catalyst that brings approximately their destruction.

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They are shouting, and some of the porters are waving their pick axes. They suddenly fall silent and turn their attention to something happening behind Harper. Harper turns to see Crowley trudging toward them. He runs to greet Crowley and talk to him while they are still out of earshot of the natives. Crowley stares silently at the porters as Harper speaks. “Crowley! Thank God you’re back man. Look, things have gotten a bit sticky here. The porters say they are not going on. The tall fellow is demanding we pay them now and return.

At a conspicuous table sits JACOB EPSTEIN (55) and a male dining companion. Both are dressed in evening attire and seem to be enjoying an after-dinner cognac and conversation. Epstein’s companion seems a bit upset. “My God, Jacob! They can’t do that to you. It is an insult. ” “They didn’t do it to me,” Epstein laughs. “They did it to my angel on Oscar Wilde’s tomb. A committee of some sort deemed it too indecent. What can I do? ” There is the sound of commotion near the door of the cafe. Nearly every head turns to see Aleister Crowley sweep into the room.

She picks up the portfolio and carries it to the larger-than-life black basalt statue of the hawk-headed god Horus. She lays it open at its feet. She walks back to Mathers, tracing her steps on the polished marble floor like the ceremonial stride of an ancient priestess. She kisses her husband. ” She lifts the folded magick square from his shirt pocket. ” She hands Mathers the square. He unfolds it and stares at it for a moment. He then approaches the statue of Horus and stuffs the square into the outstretched hand of the god.

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