Saddened at the passing of James Herbert, author of those books I read when I should have been reading Thomas Hardy, Shakespeare and A E Housman on my English Literature course all those years ago.

Only a tenuous link with Crowley:

For photo shoots, the king of horror often sports black leather jackets and poses in one of two sinister-looking chairs that belonged to Aleister Crowley, the Satanist and self-styled wickedest man in the world. Sussex Life

Unto him from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of his true Will; whether he will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with his chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto him may there be granted the accomplishment of his will; yea, the accomplishment of his will.