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 ...
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. Released in as his first published novel 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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For those who listen to Black Sabbath, Ozzy, or wanted to get to know the real Mr. Crowley; or dealve into the Black Art, well this is a fair book on both. It also had some close truisms to being a drug addict and the aspects of depending on drugs.
Feb 4, 2009
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"Diary of A Drug Fiend" is an amazingly well written novel. For those accustomed to "Crowly-speak," you're in for a treat. And particularly for the uninitiated, in this you will find all ever asked from a novel. A wildly entertaining read. Built upon the foundation of his Thelemic law, the thinly veiled characters delight us as familiar and greatly nuanced personalities. Based largely upon personal experiences, his tale of wild and unrepentant drug use(mainly heroin and cocaine, though he covers them all) chronicles a very humanized, not demonized, path. Aleister Crowley writes to great detail regarding all facets of drug use--from the phenomena to the rehabilitation. With intimate characters and beautiful settings, cover to cover, this novel is a rebellious delight!
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