The Legend of
Aleister Crowley

Truth versus the tabloids: Crowley, Fake News and the birth of the conspiracy cults!

For publication, 2021 e.v.

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Fake News!

Difficult to compare to even the most extreme invective, slander and innuendo levelled contemporaneously against the political and industrial enemies of the magnates who owned and operated the UK “yellow press”, the media smear campaign against Aleister Crowley was one of the most relentless, egregious and hysterical in the history of modern media.

This facsimile edition of the 1930 original pamphlet features original introductions restored from the Warburg Library Collection as well as a new introduction examining the politics of conspiracy culture and the spiritual perturbations of the New Aeon which continue to trigger the mainstream media.

Quality digital scans of the original book, as well as P.R. Stephensen's original "Epistle Dedicatory", which was dropped from the first edition for legal reasons, make this an indispensable survey of "a campaign of personal vilification unparalleled in literary history".

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"Twenty years of cheap newspapers had turned the British from the most stolid to the most hysterical nation in Europe."

Aleister Crowley, Confessions.