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The Secret Wisdom of 666 By Max Demian
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Vilified by the British tabloid press as "The Wickedest Man in the World," Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) became a legend in his own lifetime. Decades ahead of his time, Crowley was a wealthy... More > libertine, poet and intellectual who spent a fortune of £100,000 in the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. Reviled during his lifetime as a monster, Crowley's reputation for evil has diminished as the social mores of Victorian England recede. But the legend of the Beast 666, the Wickedest Man in the World, persists, with the surprising result that it has spawned a Crowley cult of rock stars and fans who are more attracted to the legend than to Crowley himself! Of course, these are the ones that attract the most media attention. Unfortunately, this sensationalistic popularization of Crowley masks the real depth and range of Crowley's attainments. The Secret Wisdom of 666 strips away the legend and reveals Crowley in a completely new light. 666 is an inspired work of Thelemic hermeneutics. Also available in softcover.< Less
The Secret Wisdom of 666 By Max Demian
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Vilified by the British tabloid press as "The Wickedest Man in the World," Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) became a legend in his own lifetime. Decades ahead of his time, Crowley was a wealthy... More > libertine, poet and intellectual who spent a fortune of £100,000 in the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. Reviled during his lifetime as a monster, Crowley's reputation for evil has diminished as the social mores of Victorian England recede. But the legend of the Beast 666, the Wickedest Man in the World, persists, with the surprising result that it has spawned a Crowley cult of rock stars and fans who are more attracted to the legend than to Crowley himself! Of course, these are the ones that attract the most media attention. Unfortunately, this sensationalistic popularization of Crowley masks the real depth and range of Crowley's attainments. Secret Wisdom of 666 strips away the legend and reveals Crowley in a completely new light. 666 is an inspired work of Thelemic hermeneutics. Also available in hardcover.< Less
The Qingjing Jing of Ge Xuan By Max Demian
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Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) a.k.a. Kwaw Li was an English poet, essayist, magician, and mystic. In 1905 and 1906 he walked across China with his pregnant wife, during which time he studied the... More > Taoist wisdom. The seed sown at that time blossomed during his stay in America in 1918, while he was living and meditating in the wilderness of the Hudson River Valley. During this time Crowley translated the Qingjing Jing, one of the major scriptures of the Taoist Lingbao tradition. Introduction "The Hermit of Esopus Island" by Max Demian reveals new insights into the significance of Crowley's Esopus Island retirement in the context of his magical and mystical career.< Less