Aleister Crowley

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Person.png Aleister Crowley   Keywiki Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Occultist, poet, novelist, mountaineer)
BornEdward Alexander Crowley
1875-10-12
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Died1947-12-01 (Age 72)
Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Alma materTrinity College (Cambridge)
Children5
SpouseRose Edith Kelly
Interest ofWilliam Ramsey

Aleister Crowley was an occultist and a friend of R. H. Bruce Lockhart‎. He worked in some capacity for MI5 and/or MI6 during WW2.[1]

The Man Who Was M

From Anthony Masters book "The Man Who Was M: The Real-Life Spymaster Who Inspired Ian Fleming" the following detail is related about Crowley:[2]

"Crowley had come to dinner with the Wheatleys many times and provided Dennis with occult information for his books. Wheatley’s first opinion had been that Crowley was interesting but harmless. Driberg, however, warned him that Crowley had been responsible for running a community in Northern Sicily where a number of children had been rumored to have disappeared in connection with Satanic masses. He also told Wheatley that there had been another alarming episode, this time in Paris, which was better documented. In an attempt to raise the pagan god Pan, Crowley had spent a night in an empty hotel room on the Left Bank, in company with one of his followers, a man named MacAleister. In the morning they were both found naked. MacAleister was dead and Crowley was crouched howling in a corner, from where he was taken to an asylum. Four months later he was released, but the cause of MacAleister’s death was never discovered. This, anyway, was Driberg’s story and it fascinated both the Wheatleys and Knight, although Crowley in the flesh remained a disappointment."



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