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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 seen contender for the main enduring pop-culture determine of the subsequent century. yet 20 years later, Crowley’s identify and photograph have been all over the place. 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 tools of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and religious seekers.

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

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