Add to Cart. Overview If you are interested in the arcane, the occult, the erotic or the highs and lows of drug addiction, then this book is for you. A piece of fiction inspired by Crowley's own experience of drugs and first published in , Diary of a Drug Fiend follows Sir Peter Pendragon, a veteran pilot of World War I, who comes into money and saves himself from life-sapping indolence by marrying Louise Laleham, a devotee of the occultist Basil King Lamus. The couple marry and leave for Europe on honeymoon, then return to England to fight their demons as the book paints a vivid picture of their love set against a lifestyle of decadence, addiction and 'magick'. An uplifting and inspiring work of literary genius.
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I purchased this book from a used book sale at the local library. All opinions are my own. Have you read this book? Let me just say do not This is one of the few books that I would not encourage people to read.
The Diary of a Drug Fiend
Aleister Crowley was a magus, poet, sexual athlete, mountaineer, traitor, drug fiend, and Prophet of a New Eon. He has been dubbed "The Wickedest Man in the World. Convert currency. Add to Basket.
Diary of a Drug Fiend and Other Works by Aleister Crowley
Diary of a Drug Fiend , published in , was occult writer and mystic Aleister Crowley 's first published novel, and is also reportedly the earliest known reference to the Abbey of Thelema in Sicily. The story is widely thought to be based upon Crowley's own drug experiences, despite being written as a fiction. This seems almost conclusively confirmed by Crowley's statement in the novel's preface: "This is a true story. It has been rewritten only so far as was necessary to conceal personalities. Crowley made a study of drugs and their effects upon the body and mind, experimenting widely himself.