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

By Gary Lachman

This definitive paintings at the occult’s “great beast” lines the arc of his debatable existence and impact on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath.
 
When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was once now not an noticeable contender for the main enduring pop-culture determine of the following century. yet 20 years later, Crowley’s identify and photograph have been in every single place. The Beatles positioned him at the hide of  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band. The Rolling Stones have been in brief critical devotees. this present day, his visage hangs in goth golf equipment, occult temples, and school dorm rooms, and his equipment of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and non secular seekers.

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

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