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Netherwood: Last Resort of Aleister Crowley tells the story of a remarkable Hastings guesthouse that around the middle of the last century was home to visiting politicians, scientists, intellectuals and radicals. It was also where the master magician Aleister Crowley, so-called ‘Wickedest Man in the World’, spent his spent his final years, playing chess, injecting heroin a ...more
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published 2012 by Accumulator Press
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Gary
Jun 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, esoteric
Rare glimpses into the final fading years of the rare individual that was Aleister Crowley. The chapters on Crowley's years at the Netherwood (1945-1947) were intriguing, told through recollections of residents, visitors, associates of Crowley, letters, and Crowley's diaries. As the the book progressed towards Crowley's passing, I found myself reading ever more slowly and in smaller portions, to extend my "time" with Crowley's final days.

A real treat are some rare photos of Crowley in his final
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Adam Clark
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
An interesting and well-researched account of Crowley's last years. Written in a slightly matter-of-fact style, it nonetheless throws some light on a part of his life not always well documented in other biographies. There are a good selection of photos and the semi-autobiographical foreword by David Tibet is an entertaining read. The end chapter by The English Heretic, whilst a good read in the English Heretic house style, seemed a little out of place, dealing as it does more with Kenneth Grant ...more
Clifford
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting book on AC's last days. You'll find information here that you won't find anywhere else. Wish I could enjoy some of the delicacies that he enjoyed in his last days - - caviar, expensive tobacco, brandy, etc., but I 'm not the prophet of the new Aeon. However, his final days did not sound pleasant. I still cannot fathom why he designated John Symonds to be his literary executive. ...more
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