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Aleister Crowley

Denounced by the press as "the wickedest man in the world," Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a towering figure among 20th-century occultists. His long and notable career encompassed countless writings and the creation of his own religion, Thelema, the chief precept of which was "Do what thou wilt." Satanist, pansexual, and cult figure, Crowley exercised a powerful influence over pop culture and remains widely read.