The Diary of a Drug Fiend

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Book Details

Pages

384 Pages

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

09/01/2010

ISBN

978-1-57863-494-1

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Aleister Crowley

    Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He is the author of several books, including Book of Thoth, Diary of a Drug Fiend, Magick, Book of the Law, and 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings.

This is a true story. . . It is a terrible story/ but it is also a story of hope and of beauty. Written by Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend tells the story of young Peter Pendragon and his lover Louise Laleham, and their adventures traveling through Europe in a cocaine and heroin haze. The bohemian couples’ binges produce visions and poetic prophecies, but when their supply inevitably runs dry they find themselves faced with the reality of their drug addiction. Through the guidance of King Lamus, a master adept, they use the application of practical Magick to free themselves from addiction. First published in 1922 and dubbed “a book for burning” by the papers of the time, Diary of a Drug Fiend reveals the poet, the lover, and the profound adept that was Aleister Crowley.
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