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 western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article