The History of British Magic After Crowley

The History of British Magic After Crowley XB EPUB X The History Of British Magic After Crowley By Dave Evans X Bandcamptomp Both A Professional Academic Researcher And Practising Magician, Dr Dave Evans Delves Deeply Into Modern British History To Present A Serious, But Accessible And Fascinating Work, Based On His Recent And Unique PhD, On Developments In British Magic After Aleister Crowley Died Not Just The Result Of Extensive Book Research, This Project Involved Attending Rituals And Having Meetings With Some Quite Remarkable Men And Women, Who Are Examined And Given A Voice In These Pages, Some Of Them For The First Time Topics Covered Include Aleister Crowley And Thelema, How Many Magicians There Actually Are In Britain, The Claims Of Amado Crowley To Be Aleister S Son, The Work Of Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant And The Typhonian OTO, Blasphemy, Chaos Magick, Gerald Gardner, Ramsey Dukes, Alex Sanders, HP Lovecraft, Satanism, Cursing, The Left Hand Path, Creating The Journal For The Academic Study Of Magic, Plus The Work Of Ronald Hutton, Dennis Wheatley, Dion Fortune, HP Blavatsky And Others, All Meshed Into A Broader Philosophical, Cognitive Psychological And Moral History Framework Of The Broader Twentieth Century Also Includes How Academia Deals With Studying The Weird , And How Academia Deals With Having Magicians In Their Ranks In The First Place Aka Reflexivity , Plus A Host Of Tangential Issues Including Satan In Advertising, Drugs, The Millennium Bug And End Times Fever , Andrew Chumbley, Sex Magick, Inversion And Carnival, Witchcraft, NeoPaganism And Wicca, Harry Potter, Breaking Taboos, Sigmund Freud, The Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament, The Madness Of Montague Summers, Black And White Magic, Censorship, How Tolkien And CS Lewis Made Magical Belief The Majority View In Britain, Genesis P Orridge, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Thatcherite Politics And Magic, Oscar Wilde And Homosexual Moral Panics, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Bela Lugosi, Messages Decoded From A Dead Squid And The Cabbalistic Importance Of A Cat Called Tibbles Not Just A Book About The History Of Magic, This Research Places Magicians And Their Work Into The Broader Society That We All Live In, And Shows How That Magic Has Always Been A Part Of Our Culture

  • 4.5
  • 008
  • English
  • 13 August 2017
  • Paperback
  • 440 pages
  • 0955523702
  • The History of British Magic After Crowley
  • Dave Evans

10 thoughts on “The History of British Magic After Crowley

  1. Tim Pendry says:

    I felt a little bad about an earlier review because, honest though it was, it did not do justice to two aspects of the book First, that Evans was very courageous in tackling the subject and, second, that it was not entirely his fault that he was ill served by weak editing Similarly, to complain about his being too personal misses the point he has tried I think failed to develop a new language of academic engagement but I really do applaud the attempt which is worth a lotthan the vast I felt a little bad about an earlier review because, honest though it was, it did not do justice to two aspects of the book First, that Evans was very courageous in tackling the subject and, second, that it was not entirely his fault that he was ill served by weak editing Similarly, to complain about his being too personal misses the point he has tried I think failed to develop a new language of academic engagement but I really do applaud the attempt which is worth a lotthan the vast majority of dry tomes produced out of PhDs that add little to the sum of real knowledge.What I would like to see is Evans do this in reverse write a personal book on magic in which he deals with the issues of charlatanism, engagement and belief without trying to prove himself to academic judges That is the book I think he should hav...

  2. Scott says:

    An extremely valuagle survey of what the heck happened to Magick after Crowley kicked the bucket It is nice to see this history treated in a book and not a collection of scattered documents and websites online.

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