Helen and the Beast: The Account of a Woman who Claimed Aleister Crowley as her Guide. Andrew COLLINS, Aleister: related works CROWLEY.

Helen and the Beast: The Account of a Woman who Claimed Aleister Crowley as her Guide.

NP [ Oxford ]: NP, (1988). First Edition. Softcover booklet. Octavo. 3-18pp. Stapled blue wrappers with black titling. The text tells of the relationship between the author (psychic quester Andrew Collins) and a woman named Helen Laurens, who claimed to be in communication with an entity purporting to be Aleister Crowley. "Adequate evidence of his authenticity was followed by instructions of rituals and plans which were to be carried out by the author and the psychic to recreate Crowley's lost vision." The pair undertook various rituals together, but following warnings from a number of other psychics Collins ended the relationship shortly before they were to travel to Cefalu to perform a grand ritual at the remains of Crowley's Abbey of Thelema (in an apparent failure of psychic talent, Helen apparently failed to identify the buildings, instead thinking that they had been reduced to foundations. There were two issues of the booklet, one in yellow wrappers, one - like this copy - in pale blue, order of precedence is not known. Wrappers quite faded towards spine, otherwise a clean, VG+ copy of an odd and uncommon booklet. Item #62598

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