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Aleister Crowley and the Left-Hand Path

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Arguably the most influential occultist of the twentieth century, Aleister Crowley was initiated as a Neophyte in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn on 18 November 1898. He passed quickly through ... More


‘Another like me’: The Literary Partnership of Walter Besant and James Rice

Richard Storer

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

During the first ten years of his career as a novelist Walter Besant wrote fiction collaboratively with James Rice, in an unusual partnership that only ended with Rice’s death in 1882. This essay ... More


Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive occult iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) was a study in contradictions. He was born into a Fundamentalist ... More


Varieties of Magical Experience: Aleister Crowley’s Views on Occult Practice 1

Marco Pasi

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter centers on two features of Crowley's esoteric work, which are magic and Yoga. It shows how Crowley changed the understanding and epistemological interpretation of occult practice, and ... More


Yielding Peaches and Women with Whips: Babalon, Crowley, and Magical Systematization 1911–1947

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes how Aleister Crowley’s ideas about Babalon and the Scarlet Woman—a title Crowley bestowed upon his most important female lovers and magical partners, designating them earthly ... More


Intermezzo: Contemporary Occultism and Thelema

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter functions as a bridge between the previous chapters, which dealt with the historical esotericists who have described Babalon (primarily, Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, and Kenneth ... More


Feminist Difference: Babalon and the Hope of an Alternative Femininity

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes how contemporary esotericists conceptualize Babalon as a challenge to hegemonic perceptions of femininity. As highlighted in previous chapters, the 1990s onward has witnessed ... More


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