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The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography Paperback – December 5, 1989
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For instance, in his introduction, Crowley says, ""This Aleister Crowley is not a man, or even a number of men; he is obviously a solar myth." Now, I suppose one could assume he meant this, and take it as a sign of an incredibly inflated ego. The rest of the book, however, shows an all too human side of the Mega Therion. Crowley would not have made a statement like that then gone on to write a book which proves its antithesis. He was a much better writer than that.
Considering the central role magick played in his life, Crowley speaks little about it. He's more interested in stories about mountain climbing and traveling about the world. The last thrid of the book is directly related to his art, so here he gives us blow by blow descriptions of his workings. This comes, signifigantly, after he accpets the authority of the Book of the Law.
This seems to be related to his technique of referring to himself in third person until after he tells of his father died. Just as he didn't feel like an individual until that moment, so he didn't feel like a Magus until he'd taken on his True Will.
This is a very intimate look at the Prophet of the New Aeon. It is key to understanding anything else he ever wrote, since a great deal of his philosophy is treated in detail.
If you are at all interested in Crowley, get this book.
Symonds, J. (1997). The Beast 666: The Life of Aleister Crowley.
Symonds, J. (1971). The Great Beast: The life and magick of Aleister Crowley.
As for what the previous reviewer states (a reviewer from Connecticut) that it does not containt any spells or incantations, it is a AUTOBIOGRAPHY not an occult magick book, dimbulb.
There are words missing making it hard to read. Go find a better copy.
The content is good, the format is horrible.