Spence Richard B. - Secret agent 666


Author : Spence Richard B.
Title : Secret agent 666 Aleister Crowley, british intelligence and the occult
Year : 2008

Link download : Spence_Richard_B_-_Secret_agent_666.zip

Introduction. Six degrees of Aleister Crowley. IN 2002, THE BBC POLLED its viewers and listeners to compile a list of the Top 100 Britons of all time. Political figures (such as 1, Winston Churchill), literati, and assorted celebrities dominated the list that emerged, to no surprise. Coming in at 73, just behind King Henry V and just ahead of Scotland’s Robert the Bruce, was Aleister Crowley. Best known in his day as the “Wickedest Man in the World” or, as he liked to call himself, “The Great Beast 666,” Crowley seems an odd entry for such a list. During his time on Earth, his infamy grew far greater than his fame. Nevertheless, in the nearly sixty years since his death in relative obscurity, Crowley has become a countercultural icon. Even if this falls short of the god-like status he yearned for, it doubtless would gratify him. Aleister Crowley is, few would argue, the father of modern occultism, neopaganism, and New Age spirituality. Today’s Thelemites (avowed followers of Crowley and his spiritual doctrine of Thelema) far outnumber the small cadre he recruited in his lifetime. His motto “Do What Thou Wilt” has had a subtle and profound influence on modern culture. While some still fear and loathe him, Aleister Crowley inspires fascination, even admiration, in others. ...




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