Beresford Egan and Moonchild

By enquirewithin · Jun 4, 2013 · ·
  1. enquirewithin

    The main interest to me in his cover for Moonchild, Crowley's novel. It is not a great novel and is not as fun as it looks. Crowley tended to be verbose and hide hide ideas in florid prose-- he quite often used cocaine to fuel to his writing which may be a one reason for this.[imgl=red][/imgl][imgl=blue][/imgl]

    He and Beresford Egan were friends for a while but of course fell out fairly quickly. Egan apparently wore eye shadow to increase his 'Bohemian' look and claims to have out-glared Crowley-- not a likely story really.

    An artist called Richard Cole rein reinterpreted some of Crowley's works and Moonchild too.

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  1. Zanadu
    Wow. Interesting pictures. The bottom two, with strong black and white contrast, look quite Beardsley-esque with an Art Deco spin. Thanks for sharing. Crowley - where to start!
  2. enquirewithin
    Definitely Beardsley-esque. My interest in Beresford Egan is that he is related to me and he knew Crowley briefly.

    Another occult artist influenced by Beardsley and more famous is Austin Osman Spare-- a very curious person.

    Where to start with Crowley? Hard to say. Not 'Moonchild'. His stuff is obscure and often difficult to read.

    Portable Darkness: An Aleister Crowley Reader could be a place to start or a better biography such as Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley by Richard Kaczynski.

    Better still just listen to Robert Anton Wilson. He is funny.
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