“WORST MAN IN THE WORLD” DIES, LEAVES WEIRD PICTURES.
Weird paintings of what seem to be totem poles are hanging in the boarding house where Aleister Crowley, 72, sensational dabbler in magic in the nineteen-twenties died suddenly yesterday.
A fellow boarder at Hastings, Sussex, said last night : “No one can guess what the paintings mean. “They look like Peruvian totem poles with queer faces and grotesque shapes.”
Twenty-five years ago Crowley, self-styled “The Beast 666,” was accused of presiding at disgusting orgies under the cover of a “free love” cult.
His autobiographical series was entitled “They Have Called Me The Worst Man In The World.”