Aleister Crowley - Revolt of the Magicians by Lon Milo DuQuette

By Lon Milo DuQuette

The dawning 20th century isn't really large enough for eccentric genius Aleister Crowley. he's an acclaimed poet, chess grasp, world-class mountaineer, and doubtless the main passionately liberated guy in Victorian London. His genuine devotion, in spite of the fact that, is magic...and the hunt for his personal soul.

An notorious fourteenth century Arabic publication of magic survives the centuries to spawn the formation of a hidden society of magicians in London. The Order is led via occult pupil MacGregor Mathers and his spouse Moina, who declare to be involved with mystery masters that provide them ever-increasing magical wisdom and tool. For a number of years the Order grows, drawing on new contributors from the giants of British trade, artwork, and literature.

Suddenly, on the peak of the Order's impact, MacGregor and Moina seem to lose touch with the key masters. They stream to Paris and forget about the Order's plea for extra teachings and better initiations. The London hotel threatens to sever ties with them and make magical touch with the key masters themselves. 5 very recognized individuals lead the revolt:

*the poet William Butler Yeats
*the playwright Maude Gonne
*Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula
*Florence Farr, the main acclaimed actress of her day
*and one of many wealthiest ladies on this planet, tea heiress Annie Horniman.

Crowley naively joins the Order firstly of the insurrection. Blinded by means of his extreme non secular aspirations, he isn't merely drawn into the clash, yet unwittingly turns into the catalyst that brings approximately their destruction.

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Aleister Crowley - Revolt of the Magicians

The dawning 20th century isn't really large enough for eccentric genius Aleister Crowley. he's an acclaimed poet, chess grasp, world-class mountaineer, and doubtless the main passionately liberated guy in Victorian London. His genuine devotion, despite the fact that, is magic. .. and the quest for his personal soul.

An notorious fourteenth century Arabic booklet of magic survives the centuries to spawn the formation of a hidden society of magicians in London. The Order is led by way of occult student MacGregor Mathers and his spouse Moina, who declare to be involved with mystery masters that supply them ever-increasing magical wisdom and tool. For numerous years the Order grows, drawing on new individuals from the giants of British trade, artwork, and literature.

Suddenly, on the top of the Order's impression, MacGregor and Moina seem to lose touch with the key masters. They flow to Paris and forget about the Order's plea for extra teachings and better initiations. The London resort threatens to sever ties with them and make magical touch with the key masters themselves. 5 very recognized participants lead the revolt:

*the poet William Butler Yeats
*the playwright Maude Gonne
*Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula
*Florence Farr, the main acclaimed actress of her day
*and one of many wealthiest girls on the planet, tea heiress Annie Horniman.

Crowley naively joins the Order first and foremost of the insurrection. Blinded via his excessive non secular aspirations, he's not in basic terms drawn into the clash, yet unwittingly turns into the catalyst that brings approximately their destruction.

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Invented that dreadful concept the Nasties would end up calling Blitzkrieg, and your ponderous tank warfare books, and all that unpleasantness. Hitler just loved you before the war, didn’t he darling? Only Englishman he ever praised in public. Invited you to his birthday party as I recall … thank God you didn’t go, old chum. You are so sweet to come tonight. Aleister did love you. ” She went on like that about everyone she introduced. She had a photographic memory and a biting wit. She told the guests remarkably little about me, however—that is, until Sir Francis arrived.

He looks beyond Crowley. ” With lightning speed Crowley pulls the revolver from his coat and jams the barrel in the porter’s left ear. The man freezes. The others gasp and begin to advance. But Crowley laughs and flashes a mad and hideously grotesque smile at them. They fall back. Crowley laughs insanely. ” One porter gasps at this blasphemy. The others remain silent. ” With his thumb, he draws back the hammer of the revolver. He sticks his tongue out like an Asian demon. He laughs shrilly, almost like a madwoman, then leans in and licks the face of the petrified porter.

B. Yeats, Maude Gonne, Annie Horniman, George C. Jones, Allan Bennett, Florence Farr, Bram Stoker, and Wynn Westcott) are indeed historical characters of note who lived and breathed and populated the generic milieu in which our story takes place. Some of them, at times, may have actually interacted with each other in situations perhaps not too dissimilar to how we have presented in a few scenes of our story. That, however, is where all similarity to objective reality and empirical history concerning these individuals ends.

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