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Aleister Crowley was born Edward Alexander Crowley in Leamington Spa, England on October 12, 1875. His parents belonged to the Plymouth Brethren, a strict fundamentalist Christian sect, so he was raised with a thorough knowledge of the Bible. He attended Trinity College at Cambridge University, but left before completing his degree. He became a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult society which taught magic, qabalah, alchemy, tarot, and astrology, in 1898, but the group disbanded in 1900. In 1903, he married Rose Kelly, who began entering trance states and sending him messages from Horus, an Egyptian god. These messages formed the first three chapters of The Book of the Law, which introduced Crowley's main concept of Thelema. He founded his own occult society. He was a prolific writer, who published works on a wide variety of topics. His works include The Book of Thoth, The Vision and the Voice, 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings, The Book of Lies, Little Essays Toward Truth, and The Confessions of Aleister Crowley. He also wrote fiction including plays, novels, and poems. His fictional works include Moonchild, Diary of a Drug Fiend, The Stratagem and Other Stories, White Stains, Clouds without Water, and Hymn to Pan. Three of his compositions, The Quest, The Neophyte, and The Rose and the Cross were included in the 1917 collection The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. He died on December 1, 1947 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians
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Book of the Law 1,045 copies, 10 reviews
The Book of Lies 899 copies, 11 reviews
Diary of a Drug Fiend 711 copies, 6 reviews
Moonchild 608 copies, 8 reviews
Magick in Theory and Practice 588 copies, 1 review
Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck (Designer) 537 copies, 3 reviews
Magick Without Tears 463 copies, 1 review
Book Four 342 copies, 2 reviews
Eight Lectures on Yoga 218 copies, 1 review
The Equinox: Vol. 3, No. 10 215 copies, 1 review
Konx Om Pax 181 copies, 1 review
The Drug and Other Stories 181 copies, 1 review
The Equinox 134 copies, 1 review
Aha! 115 copies
Tarot Divination 112 copies
White Stains (Author) 83 copies
Clouds Without Water 79 copies, 1 review
Worlds Tragedy 65 copies, 1 review
Roll Away the Stone (Author) 59 copies
Golden Twigs 44 copies
777 44 copies
De Arte Magica 37 copies
Vision and the Voice 35 copies, 1 review
Household Gods 28 copies, 1 review
Jesus 27 copies
Thelema 17 copies
Leah Sublime 11 copies
Magick, Bd.1 8 copies
Mortadello 8 copies
Cocaine 8 copies
Jephthah 7 copies, 1 review
Last Ritual 7 copies
The Argonauts 7 copies, 1 review
Moon-Wane and Other Poems 7 copies, 1 review
Hymn to Pan 6 copies
Hail Mary: Amphora 5 copies, 1 review
Alexandra 5 copies
Magick, Tl.2 5 copies
Giants Thumb 4 copies
Magick 4 copies
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Duty 4 copies
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Liber Agape 3 copies, 1 review
The God-Eater 3 copies
Chicago May 2 copies
Oracles 2 copies
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Liber HHH 2 copies
Sir Palamedes 2 copies
Gematria 2 copies
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CCXXVIII 1 copy
Thumbs Up! 1 copy
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Dreams 1 copy, 1 review
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The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Contributor) 212 copies, 2 reviews
Don't Open This Book! (Contributor) 195 copies, 1 review
The Paganism Reader (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume 1 (Contributor) 48 copies, 1 review
The Necromancers (Contributor) 33 copies
Nightmare Reader: v. 2 (Contributor) 17 copies
The Magicians: Occult Stories (Contributor) 15 copies
The Bedside Lilliput (Contributor) 11 copies
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