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.
The Great Occult Schism
Have you ever noticed there is a distinct separation between modern Western occultism (i.e. Wicca, Thelema, Golden Dawn, Theosophy, the New Age, etc.) and the indigenous occultism practiced by the rest of the world? Our techniques are different in fundamental ways, and (historically) both sides have suffered from various... read this article