Hastings: Home Of The Beast

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A review of holiday resort Hastings in The Independent (UK – 2 May 2004), provides the opportunity for a Crowley reference…
Click here for the whole article, A Bank Holiday Odyssey To The Haven That Is Hastings, by Iain Sinclair:

[Hastings] is still a place where writers go to avoid writing, to watch the sea, while they wait for bad news from elsewhere. Aleister Crowley is the paradigm, up there on the Ridge in his melancholy boarding house, ignoring the view, letting visitors suck Brown Windsor soup while he excuses himself to shoot up in the bathroom. The landlord left playful notices in the rooms. “Guests are requested not to cut down bodies from the trees.”

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