By Gary Lachman
When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he used to be now not an seen contender for the main enduring pop-culture determine of the following century. yet 20 years later, Crowley’s identify and snapshot have been in every single place. The Beatles placed him at the conceal of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band. The Rolling Stones have been in short severe devotees. this day, his visage hangs in goth golf equipment, occult temples, and school dorm rooms, and his tools 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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Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World by Gary Lachman