Famed magician Aleister Crowley believed the era of Christianity had passed and that he heralded the Aeon ("age") of Horus. As the Logos ("word"), or Prophet of the new Aeon, he needed a counterpart to channel the powerful magickal current of this new age. Here, famed author and occultist Alan Richardson reveals that Crowley's counterpart was mystic and magician Dion Fortune, or the Shakti ("power") of the Age. Although they rarely met in person, their fascinating and complex relationship broke down barriers for us all.
Alan Richardson's biography is the first dual biography of Crowley and Fortune; it's also unique in that it examines their lives by moving backwards in time. You'll be amazed at the number of similarities in their lives, from both being members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to both experiencing psychic attacks.
In my book, Modern Magick, I gave a brief introduction to one of the most important people in the history of magick, Dr. John Dee (1527–1608 or 1609). More than a magician, Dee was also one of the most interesting and fascinating figures of the Elizabethan Age. When he died, his home in Mortlake (a district of London on the southern bank of the... read this article