Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism. An Anthology of Critical Studies.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo. xiv + 384pp. Printed card covers. Frontisportrait of Crowley and opposite tite page, Index. A collection of essays of essays on different aspects of Aleister Crowley and his legacy: "This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts." Contents: Foreword: "Bringing Light to the Underground" by Wouter J. Hanegraaff; Introduction by Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr; "The Sorcerer and His Apprentice: Aleister Crowley and the Magical Exploration of Edwardian Subjectivity" by Alex Owen; "Varieties of Magical Experience: Aleister Crowley's Views on Occult Practice" by Marco Pasi; "Envisioning the Birth of a New Aeon: Dispensationalism and Millenarianism in the Thelemic Tradition" by Henrik Bogdan; "The Great Beast as a Tantric Hero: The Role of Yoga and Tantra in Aleister Crowley's Magick" by Gordan Djurdjevic; "Continuing Knowledge from Generation unto Generation: The Social and Literary Background of Aleister Crowley's Magick" by Richard Kaczynski; "Aleister Crowley and the Yezidis" by Tobias Churton; "Frenzies of the Beast: The Phaedran Furores in the Rites and Writings of Aleister Crowley" by Matthew D. Rogers; "Aleister Crowley-Freemason?!" by Martin P. Starr; " 'The One Thought that was not Untrue': Aleister Crowley and A. E. Waite" by Robert A. Gilbert; "The Beast and the Prophet: Aleister Crowley's Fascination with Joseph Smith" by Massimo Introvigne; 12. Crowley and Wicca, Ronald Hutton; "Through the Witch's Looking Glass: The Magick of Aleister Crowley and the Witchcraft of Rosaleen Norton" Keith Richmond; "The Occult Roots of Scientology? L. Ron Hubbard, Aleister Crowley, and the Origins of a Controversial New Religion" by Hugh B. Urban; "Satan and the Beast: The Influence of Aleister Crowley on Modern Satanism" by Asbjørn Dyrendal. Very minor signs of handling, faint rubbing to fore-edge, otherwise in near Fine condition. Item #70977