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  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]http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/blog_attachment.php?attachmentid=103&stc=1&d=1370482807[/imgl][imgl=blue]http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/blog_attachment.php?attachmentid=102&stc=1&d=1370482807[/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.


  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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt8TZ0hYHiE
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