The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

December 1, 2011

December 1, 1947

Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875 to December 1, 1947)  became famous by the simple expedient of doing stupid things just to be talked about. Standard case of the weak leading those begging to be deceived. Like most of course he did not guess at the dimensions of freedom. At one point the least scandal surrounding his name was that  "a young man died at Crowley's villa in Italy after killing a cat and drinking its blood. ..." Crowley visited various so-called mystical groups, and it is enough to remember one of them was authentic: Gurdjieff said of Crowley that he was "dirty." 

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