A very good friend of mine sent me a copy of Gary Lachman’s book – Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World and so far I like it. In my opinion whether you agree with Gary’s viewpoints or not the book offers a refreshing perspective as it stays away from the hero worship I often see when it comes to Crowley…~TS
The audio is a little rough in spots.
Gary Lachman discusses his book Revolutionaries of the Soul: Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists. Explorers of occult mysteries and the edges of consciousness change the way we view not only the nature of reality, but also our deepest sense of self. In Revolutionaries of the Soul Lachman presents punchy, enlightening, and intriguing biographies of some of the most influential esoteric luminaries in recent history. His subjects include Swedish mystical scientist Emanuel Swedenborg; H. P. Blavatsky, Russian cofounder of the Theosophical Society; Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who inspired the Waldorf School of education; Swiss visionary C. G. Jung, founder of depth psychology; notorious English ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley; Russian esotericist P. D. Ouspensky, explicator of Gurdjieff s early works; and British psychic artist Dion Fortune, who was influential in the modern revival of magical arts.