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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary eso ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published September 5th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 7th 2012)
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding o
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about as good as anything by oxford press- very surprised to be surprised by hugh urban's work on scientology and thelema was very insightful. ...more
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Interessante overview de diversos aspectos teóricos da obra do Crowley e sua relação com outros movimentos místicos, esotéricos e herméticos.
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Henrik Bogdan is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, focusing on alternative forms of religion, such as Western esotericism, New Religious Movemenets, and Secret/Initiatory Societies. He has served as Secretary of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) since 2016.

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