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Diary of a Drug Fiend Paperback – June 1, 1977
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The infamous Aleister Crowley invokes a reaction with some people. Some say he was strange and went off the deep-end with his involvement in Magick, the practice of using various techniques to exert control over the forces of nature. If one is too close-minded to read this book because of the author's reputation, he or she would be missing a great read.
This story is supposedly based on truth. False names were used to conceal the identities of the people in the book. For instance, Aleister Crowley is called Peter Pendragon in the book. Peter went to a pub and was socializing with some people he knew when he saw the woman that would change his life, Lou.
"Across the moaning body of the blackmailer, I was looking at the face of a girl that I had never seen before. And I said to myself, "Well, that's all right, I've known you all my life." And when I said to myself "my life," I didn't in the least mean my life as Peter Pendragon, I didn't even mean a life extending through the centuries, I meant a different kind of life --something with which centuries have nothing whatever to do (Crowley 11)."
This truly eloquent description of Peter's first glimpse of Lou reveals that Crowley was truly a master of language. The book is written in such a clever way that the reader continues to want more.Read more ›
I strongly recommend this book to anyone suffering from addiction of any sort, as well as people open minded enough to truly appreciate what Crowley has to say. I would also recommend it to students of the occult, as it serves as an excellent introduction to the Doctrine of Thelema.
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I recently read The Diary of a Drug Fiend, written in 1922 by the infamous Aleister Crowley. Although it is not strictly a horror story, it is a horrifying story, and Crowley’s... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lynette McClenaghan
An absolutely appalling book cover for a masterpiece of social transgression.Published 4 months ago by Major M. Major
I knew of Aleister Crowley in a different genre, and finding and reading this book really focused on how good a writer he could be. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ms Beastle
This is a great book on heroin addiction. It's the story of lovers who get hooked, and the horrible aftermath. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Thurston Wilfred Hildebrand, III
Being a true story makes this early 1900s book one of a kind. Not what I expected. Its more of a love story.Published 20 months ago by Thomas Castle
Very good book. Still reading it because I am a slow reader. Ordered this book about a month ago. Came in good condition. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Topsi Crett
Highly recommend - didn't know Crowley was such a good story teller, and actually wrote about Love! Really an interesting bookPublished 23 months ago by Peggy Hutchison