Crowley Decay And Disillusion

Crowley Decay And Disillusion Cover The end of the Abbey came when Raoul Loveday, one of Crowley' disciples, died after drinking the blood of a cat. Mortified, his wife Betty May fled back to England and sold her story to the press. The British media immediately dubbed Crowley "the wickedest man in the world". The temple was disbanded and many of Crowley' former disciples went mad or committed suicide. Leah Hirsig turned to prostitution. Finally, in 1923, a year after Crowley published his Diary of a Drug Fiend, Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, had him deported.

Crowley went on to publish more books " such as Magick: In theory and practice and his Confessions " but his reputation had been damaged. As the years passed he began losing touch with reality. He spent his final years penniless, a sad figure living on the favours of friends. A chronic heroin addict, he died in Hastings in 1947, disillusioned and questioning the philosophies he built to escape his repressed Christian upbringing.

Books You Might Enjoy:

Andrew Lang - Myth Ritual And Religion
Aleister Crowley - Liber 150 Vel A Sandal De Lege Libellum
Aleister Crowley - One Star In Sight
Aleister Crowley - Great Drug Delusion
Marcus Cordey - Magical Theory And Tradition

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