The History of British Magic After Crowley
by Dave Evans
Both a professional academic researcher and practising magician, Dr Dave Evans delves deeply into modern British history to present a serious, but accessible and fascinating work, based on his recent and unique PhD, on developments in British magic after Aleister Crowley died. Not just the result of extensive book-research, this project involved attending rituals and havin...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Hidden Design Ltd
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I felt a little bad about an earlier review because, honest though it was, it did not do justice to two aspects of the book. First, that Evans was very courageous in tackling the subject and, second, that it was not entirely his fault that he was ill-served by weak editing. Similarly, to complain about his being too personal misses the point - he has tried (I think failed) to develop a new language of academic engagement but I really do applaud the attempt which is worth a lot more than the vast...more