Aleister Crowley's life: The newspaper collection
This seems a fairly complete collection of UK press articles about Crowley during his lifetime, and covering his funeral. Includes some overseas press clippings also:
Yes, the 100th Monkey seems to be an excellent resource. Interesting that, from the turn of the 20th century - apart from an unusual gap in the three years 1906 through 1908 - there doesn’t seem to have been a single year in the whole of the rest of the Beast's life when nothing was happening that wasn't deemed newsworthy apart from 1925. And yet he was quite active in that year – the Weida Conference springs to mind particularly, although that may not perhaps have met with the attentions of the fourth estate.
Apparently (Not) tomorrow’s fish-and-chips wrappings,
Norma N Joy Conquest
Indeed! They produce excellent PDF editions of all public domain Crowley works and some nice small press limited editions. The LEs are really very affordable. For instance, you can get The Psychology of Hashish in a fancy string-bound hardcover edition with some ephemera at their website.
Each book is bound by hand in a Japanese style binding and measures a large-sized 8 1/2” x 11". 97 pages. Printed in red and black on high quality 70 pound text weight, acid-free Via paper specifically chosen for this edition. Bound in an acid-free, glued-up composition cover consisting of a distressed brown faux leather over custom printed endpapers. Text set in a combination of Malgun Gothic, Bookman Old Style and Copperplate Gothic fonts. Illustrations include 20 vintage graphics of interpretations of "Alice and the Caterpillar" based on Lewis Carroll's classic novel "Alice in Wonderland".
As an added bonus, each book comes with a hand-bound copy of Crowley's "The Opium Smoker."
Each copy also includes a handsome themed bookplate and bookmark.
Edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Price: US $19.95
Currently, their publications seem limited to select essays and poems, but they add lots of fancy fonts and illustrations. I really enjoy their PDF editions of Knox Om Pax and The World's Tragedy. Their bibliographal information is really interesting as most of Crowley's early editions (dimensions, materials, paper, printing runs) are cataloged there.
Having read 'The Un-Magickal Record of the Great Beast 666' produced by Richard T. Cole, being a collection of magazine articles from the 1920's to the present, relating to Master Therion, an interesting companion volume would be a new book containing copies of the newspaper articles, perhaps with an introduction answering some of the more sensationalist allegations of the yellow press of the time.
Here includes newspaper and magazine articles from 1910-1997:
That's the old Crowleyana site, run by Doug, still a member of this site. Most of the articles are hosted here at LAShTAL: http://www.lashtal.com/portal/library/media-articles.html
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Thanks Paul. How did I miss that...
I've just noticed that in the back of Richard's compendium is: "A second volume of The Un-Magickal Record is currently in preparation."
I remember from trawling through Yorke’s archive in the Warburg there were a large number of clippings related to A.C. and Thelema from all sorts of newspapers and magazines, the most interesting ones of which I always wished I had had an opportunity to photocopy, for purposes of future reference & research and for which theywould prove invaluable.
Would it be known whether these Yorke papers have ever all been collated & matched up against those available in either of these above resources - particularly the one on Lashtal?
Norma N Joy Conquest
Articles written by Crowley published in the "Sunday Dispatch" during 1933:
* "The worst man in the world tells the astounding story of his life"
* "I make myself invisible"
* "Black magic is not a myth"