Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest by Gary Lachman

By Gary Lachman

This definitive paintings at the occult’s “great beast” strains the arc of his debatable existence and impression on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath.
 
When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was once no longer an visible contender for the main enduring pop-culture determine of the following century. yet 20 years later, Crowley’s identify and picture have been far and wide. The Beatles placed him at the conceal of  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band. The Rolling Stones have been in short critical devotees. at the present time, his visage hangs in goth golf equipment, occult temples, and faculty dorm rooms, and his equipment of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and religious seekers.

Aleister Crowley is greater than only a biography of this compelling, arguable, and divisive figure—it’s additionally a portrait of his unheard of impact on smooth pop culture.

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